Graduate Student Training
Throughout the school year, graduate students work at The River School alongside our teachers and clinicians as part of their university's program for earning a masters degree.
The River School serves as an internship site for students in graduate training programs in Education, Occupational Therapy, Deaf Education, and Developmental Psychology including George Mason University, Vanderbilt University, The University of Florida, Shenandoah University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland and the American University. We also have Affiliation Agreements with many different universities to provide supervised clinical training to graduate students in Speech and Hearing Science during the clinical fellowship year including Gallaudet University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, Vanderbilt University, Loyola University, Arkansas State University and the University of South Carolina.
Clinical Psychology Externship Program
The River School will accept applications for two externs to begin in August, and train through mid June (16 hours per week). The extern will work closely with the program director and be part of a multidisciplinary team. The River School externship experience provides graduate students with opportunities to immerse in the practice of early childhood development, education, and oral/deaf education. Clinical research and training in child language and child development are cornerstones of the externship experience. The training experience, in regard to understanding individual child development, is obtained through observation and the assessment and documentation of basic biological, psychological, behavioral, cognitive, and social needs of children. The application of theory, and consulting with teachers and other professionals for intervention, is also exercised.