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Vicki Simonsmeier

SLP Clinical Coordinator

• Clinical Coordinator, SLP, Developmental Behavioral Health Services

• Director of the Pediatric Feeding Clinic

• Core SLP Faculty, Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program

Ms. Simonsmeier provides supervision and training in CPD clinics housed in the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence, coordinates clinical and leadership activities for speech-language pathology and audiology graduate trainees in the URLEND program, and organizes the URLEND curriculum.

URLEND is a multi-state collaborative program with the University of Utah Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics; the CPD; the Utah Department of Health Children with Special Health Care Needs Bureau; Primary Children's Medical Center; Family Voices organizations in the participating states, and CSHCN programs in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah.

She has been involved with URLEND from its inception, working others to write its initial training grant. This work lead to interdisciplinary work at the CPD including the Developmental Behavioral Health Services which provides evaluation for autism, learning disabilities, attention difficulties, and emotional and behavioral difficulties affecting academic and employment success.  Through URLEND, she also worked in conjunction with the trainees in the medical division, occupational therapy, and psychology, to start an interdisciplinary feeding clinic that provides services to children who have trouble getting enough nutrition. Simonsmeier has previously published a related article in the journal, Infants and Young Children.