An Interview with a Clinical Fellow and Her Challenges During a Pandemic (SLP Graduate Student Journeys)
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
An Interview with a Clinical Fellow and Her Challenges During a Pandemic (SLP Graduate Student Journeys)


Come listen to a CLP who had just started her Clinical Fellowship (CF), as she tells us how things have changed during COVID 19 and how she continues with her drive to complete her CF. 

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about your story and why you became a speech pathologist and what you do. 
  2. Where are you based?
  3. How far are you into your Clinical Fellowship?
  4. What is your Clinical Fellowship like?
  5. What has been one of the most challenging parts of your CF?
  6. What’s the best piece of advice anyone’s given you regarding being an SLP?
  7. What is one go-to resource you love?
  8. If you had to do this over again, what would you change?
  9. What is a favorite part of your job?
  10. Share with us an inspirational story?

Quote Of The Conversation

“…have a strong support system. I feel new CFs coming in and new grads, you want to develop that relationship with your supervisor. It definitely helps.”

Ashley Kauffman,M.S. Ed., CF-SLP

Hey, I’m Ashley! I am a December 2019 Graduate from the College of Saint Rose with a masters in speech-language pathology. Throughout my time in grad school,  I was fortunate to have had amazing clinical experiences and true opportunities in each domain under speech language pathology- specifically with students/clients who have significant needs. 

I am currently completing my CFY in a school for students with disabilities in my hometown in upstate NY. Here, I focus on implementing motivating and functional approaches to help meet the individualized needs of our students. 

When not doing speechie things, you can find me with family and friends, working out, or up at the lake!

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Guest Speaker Information

Ashley Kauffman,M.S. Ed., CF-SLP


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Hosted by Mattie Murrey

September 7, 2020

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