Website Operation Smile
Setting: Clinical and Mobile
Role: Our speech language pathologists have a wide range and depth of educational and clinical experiences in cleft and other craniofacial disorders. They partner with the medical team to provide insight into which types of procedures or non-surgical options ensure the best speech outcome for every individual patient. They additionally work with patients and families on nutrition and general speech and language education.
Time Commitment: 12 to 16 days
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Requirements: Hold a degree and licensure in Speech Language Pathology or its equivalent certification within a country. Clinically competent in cleft lip and cleft palate and other craniofacial syndromes. Current experience with cleft patients for the last three (3) years. Ability to educate counterparts.
Cost: Partially self-funded, partially org-funded. There is a $ 500 CAD team fee for those who have been on fewer than 25 missions. This helps to cover the cost of breakfasts, lunches, and accommodation while on the mission. Operation Smile covers the cost of flights.
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