Craniofacial Speech Pathology Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Craniofacial Speech Pathology Fellowship

Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Program Director
(614) 722-3895

Richard Kirschner, MD
Associate Program Director


Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a one-year Craniofacial Speech Pathology Fellowship consisting of clinical and research training in the assessment of:

  • Cleft lip and palate

  • Other craniofacial anomalies

  • Velopharyngeal dysfunction and Resonance disorders

  • Syndromes commonly associated with clefting/craniofacial anomalies, including emphasis on the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

  • Feeding/swallowing disorders in patients with craniofacial anomalies

  • Pediatric speech disorders, with an emphasis on articulation and motor speech disorders

The fellow will spend time in several areas of the hospital including the Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Clinic, Speech Pathology department and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department.

Fellows will be trained in the rationale, use, and interpretation of the following techniques:

  • Perceptual speech assessment

  • Speech outcome assessment

  • Acoustic speech assessment

  • Nasopharyngoscopic speech evaluation

  • Aerodynamic speech evaluation

  • Feeding/swallowing evaluation

  • Development and implementation of an evidence based speech treatment plan

  • Behavioral treatment for compensatory articulation disorders

  • Biofeedback treatment for speech disorders associated with velopharyngeal dysfunction

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000