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Episode Summary

How can mentoring a new clinician help you be an even stronger one? Tune in this week to explore the mutual benefits of supervising clinical fellows and graduate interns as seasoned Clinical Fellowship (CF) supervisor and SLP, Jill D’Braunstein, offers some gems of inspiration for any of you looking to dip your toe into the supervision pool. Lending your time and talents to the service of supervising new clinicians as they navigate the art and science of our field is not only a powerful way to give back to the field, but also one that helps you further foster strong interpersonal and clinical skills for your own professional practice. Wondering if you have the time and experience needed for this big job? Jill shares the scoop on ASHA’s supervision standards and adds her own expert recommendations to help you determine if this journey is right for you, right now. As an SLP and a listener of this podcast, you are already committed to life-long learning and likely know how beneficial it is to have an SLP buddy in arms when navigating this vast scope of practice we call speech-language pathology. This episode will motivate you to return the favor and arm you with the resources you can use to take those first steps. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a perfect clinician to be a powerful mentor. Tune in to find out what you do need

Learning Objectives & Course Description

The episode reviews the role of the SLP Supervisor or Mentor in the learning journey of the clinical fellow.  This episode also reviews common areas of additional guidance and using a needs-based approach to increase success of the CF experience.

After attending participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ASHA requirements and the role of the SLP Supervisor/Mentor.

  2. Identify at least 2 common areas new graduates need additional guidance.

  3. Describe the importance of using a needs-based approach to increase the success of your CF’s experience. 

About the Speakers

SLP/BCBA; SLP Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Jill D'Braunstein, MA, CCC-SLP

Jill is a ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist living in SoCal where she runs a small private practice serving clients age 2-22 yrs. She specializes in the areas of literacy, AAC and pragmatic language.

Speaker Disclosures

Jill D’Braunstein’s financial disclosures: Jill is the owner of a private practice and JDB Speech a Teachers pay Teachers store. Jill D’Braunstein has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.  Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. 

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.

Time Ordered Agenda

15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

15 minutes:  Review ASHA requirements and the role of the SLP Supervisor/Mentor

15 minutes:  Descriptions of common areas new graduates need additional guidance

10 minutes:  Descriptions of the importance of using a needs-based approach to increase the success of your CF’s experience

5 minutes: Summary and Closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated. We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material. We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle. That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we’ve missed, or another perspective that isn’t shared. If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! Wed love to hear from you!


Episode Summary provided by Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP

Audio File Editing provided by Caitlan Akier, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Contributing Editor

Promotional Contribution provided by Paige Biglin, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor 

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