First Bite #36 – February 26, 2019

Drowning in your CF year? You can survive this!

(.1 ASHA CEU) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the picture of Southern Grace, with a side of tenacity, Miss Leslie Wilfong, MSP CCC-SLP.   Are you struggling in your Clinical Fellowship?  Are you feeling ill prepared for independent practicing?  Or have you run into a figurative wall and don’t know how to scale it?  Well, fear not!  You are not alone!  Join Michelle as she and Leslie troubleshoot some of the common problems that can arise during your coveted “CF Year”.  Been there done that, albeit Michelle finished hers a few years ago, Leslie just wrapped her CF and the freshly “CCC’d” source of advice that you’ve been searching for!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • 2 ways graduate school coursework did and did not prepare for clinical fellowship.
  • 2 ways graduate practicums did and did not prepare for clinical fellowship. 
  • 3 struggles faced in a rural clinical fellowship and strategies to address these concerns.


Leslie Wilfong, MSP CCC-SLP

Leslie Wilfong, MSP CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist at a major children’s hospital in the southeast. She also serves her community part-time as a clinical researcher for Northwestern University and provides home health services with SC BabyNet. She specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, early childhood language development, pediatric language disorders, and cognitive communication disorders.