Center for Speech and Language Disorders

Center for Speech and Language Disorders
Therapy That Makes A Difference

820 North Orleans Street Suite 217
Chicago, IL 60610

630-652-0200 310-D South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Helping Individuals Reach Their Full Potential

Student, Volunteer and Observing Opportunities!


The Center for Speech and Language Disorders welcomes students, volunteers and individuals interesting in observing our center. We have some opportunities available for students interested in fulfilling college-level academic requirements for speech-language pathology. Please note that externship placements for graduate students must be arranged through your college or university.


Participating as an aide in CSLD's Literacy or Social programs is an amazing hands on experience for any SLP student. The time participating can count towards required observation hours and provides an exciting work experience enhancing your knowledge and your resume! An aide’s first year working with CSLD in the literacy or social program is volunteer. However, there is the potential to be asked to return for future programs in a paid position!

Accepting resumes now for Summer 2018! Aide Application 2018 

Please contact for more information. 


In addition, we have general volunteer and observation opportunities for individuals in both therapeutic and support positions, based on availability and scheduling compatibility. Please note that while we make every effort to accommodate your volunteer/observation request, we may only be able to fulfill some requests.

Students, volunteers and observers may be obligated to fulfill the following requirements by turning in specific paperwork. Please note that once you are contacted, you will receive the appropriate paperwork, and details on how to complete it from Human Resources.

  • Background check
  • A health assessment (physical, TB and proof of MMR vaccine) on CSLD's health form
  • Listing of emergency contacts
  • Confidentiality form

Orientation may be required, depending on the length of your assignment at CSLD. To get started on this process, please send a letter of intent and resume to [email protected]