Clinical Speech Pathologist - Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019


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The Speech Language Pathologist is a staff member of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Genetics Clinical Services work unit at the Waisman Center as well as a therapist in the Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP).  This position will provide diagnostic and treatment services and training of students primarily within the Developmental Disabilities clinical program, which includes the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Newborn Follow-up Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic, WECP, and will provide consultation to other programs and functions of the Waisman Center.

We are seeking a Clinical Speech Language Pathologist to:

  • Provide clinical speech language pathology services to individuals and families served in Waisman Center Clinics.
  • Plan and conduct classroom and individual therapy sessions for children in Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP); provide speech and language screening for children in the WECP.
  • Review records and make preparations for interdisciplinary (ID) or discipline-only clients; collaborate with ID team members to conduct diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic services; perform evaluations of relevant communication and feeding skills.
  • Select from formal and informal assessment approaches for high risk infants, children of all ages and young adults to most efficiently and appropriately address a range of diagnostic questions during clinic visits; Administer selected assessments and provide expert interpretation.


Minimum:  An advanced degree (Master's Degree or Ph.D) in Speech Language Pathology is required.  Expertise with a specialization in the area of developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, is required.

Work Experience

Minimum:  At least 3 years' experience in providing pediatric speech-language pathology services for infants, toddlers, and children with developmental disabilities is required.

Preferred additional experience:

- Experience working in an academic medical setting is preferred, with supervision of speech language 
  pathology graduate students.
- Experience working in an inclusive early childhood program.
- Expertise and experience working with infants and children of varying ages with diverse, significant 
  disabilities, multiple impairments, and complex medical needs.
- Experience with feeding assessment and intervention for infants and children with a range of feeding       
  needs in the setting of developmental disability or medical complexity.
- Experience using medical and augmentative and alternative communication devices.

License or certificate: 

Must be licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist or eligible for licensure certification in Speech Language Pathology.

Full or Part Time:  50%-100%

Note:  UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

"Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality."