Graduation Program

Speak, Learn & Grow has a 20 week graduation program to help you build essential foundational knowledge and skills in your first year of working. This program focuses on building knowledge around the profession and how to navigate being a Speech Pathologist in private practice, as well as building foundational clinical skills. Click here to find out more about the graduation program.

All new graduates build their case load gradually over time. They are initially given time to simply observe other therapists in sessions and then to start treating their own clients. They steadily build up to seeing 3 clients a day, then 4 and finally 5 clients in a day at around 3 – 4 months after starting. This is done at each person’s pace when they feel ready, and they are given individual support and guidance in reaching this goal.

Our graduation program also involves direct, hands on help with clients that a therapist may feel less confident handling on her own. Each term, new graduates select clients that they would like more direct help with. The senior clinician attends the sessions with the new graduate for about 10 weeks. At this stage the graduate can decide if she wants this support to continue or to have this support with a different client.