LEND fellows are graduate or postgraduate students, or community members selected for their outstanding skills and commitment to improving the quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
In partnership with other academic departments, the LEND interdisciplinary collaboration will offer 6-10 graduate level students (masters or doctoral) opportunities as fellows.
There are many benefits to being a LEND fellow.
Pre Doctoral and Community Fellows are required to complete at least 320 hours, and Post Doctoral Fellows must complete 1,788 hours. Each LEND Fellow will have an individualized learning plan outlining their experience. This includes:
"LEND taught me to always remember that although you may treat the individual for a short period of time, your treatment should look across the lifespan and think about how it may impact their future. I know these are values that I will strive to carry with me not only as I begin practicing as a Speech Language Pathologist but throughout my entire career."
Questions? Contact:Beth Fondell,
Institute on Community Integration
University of Minnesota
103 Pattee Hall,
150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN. 55455