Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship

Division Director: Alice K. Silbergleit, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Fellowship Program Director:
Jennifer Peacock, M.A., CCC-SLP

The clinical fellowship, offered by the Division of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders, Department of Neurology, was designed to prepare fellows for a career in medical speech-language pathology. The fellowship program is a 1-year commitment. The program accepts 1 – 4 fellows per year based on division needs.

Clinical fellows who complete the program will meet all requirements of the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and Michigan licensure. The program is designed to prepare individuals for eventual independent practice in a medical setting.

The program is composed of a series of clinical rotations in the area of emphasis (adult or pediatric). Clinical fellows will be supervised by a variety of clinicians to expand their repertoire of clinical practice patterns. There is the opportunity to participate in other educational experiences available at the hospital in addition to the core curriculum.


The Division of Speech-Language Sciences and Disorders provides clinical services, supported by education and research, to people with communication and swallowing disorders and their families and caregivers. We provide these services to people at Henry Ford Medical Group sites and in coordination with the Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, and the Henry Ford Medical Group.


Our vision is to serve patients and other customers (families, referral sources, staff, fellow, students) in an exemplary way. We strive to:

  • Exceed expectations for service, communication skills, accessibility, and provision of a safe, caring environment;
  • Deliver services of the highest quality that produce the best outcomes;
  • Provide essential services that support communication, nutrition, and health;
  • Be the employer of choice for speech-language pathologists in the community, attracting and supporting those with exceptional capabilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Deliver educational services at the pre-professional, graduate, and professional level that provide state of the art knowledge and skills;
  • Support clinical activities with research that enhances our delivery of services in speech-language pathology.
Information for Applicants
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