The Speech Language Pathologist provides services to students with communication disorders in the areas of written and oral language, articulation, fluency, and/or voice within the educational setting.
Education: Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Licenses/Certificates: Valid license from the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology is required. ASHA Certification or Candidate for ASHA Certification. CFY Supervision is available.
The Speech Language Pathologist shall participate in the process of identifying students with communication disabilities. These responsibilities include:
Providing pre-referral consultations and participating in Multi-Tiered System of Supports initiatives
Conducting comprehensive speech-language assessments to determine the existence of a disability;
Integrating data from a variety of assessment techniques and sources;
Determining the effects of the student's impairment in regard to accessing the general curriculum;
Preparing evaluation reports and presenting assessment results at team meetings.
The Speech Language Pathologist shall participate in the development of Individualized Education Programs. This includes:
Developing present levels of performance, IEP goals and objectives, and accommodations related to the students' speech language impairment;
Collaborating with team members regarding standards-based goals which impact access to the general curriculum.
The Speech Language Pathologist shall provide intervention appropriate to the age and learning needs of individual students. This includes:
Planning evidence-based interventions appropriate for individual students and groups of students;
The Speech Language Pathologist shall engage in an ongoing process of consultation/collaboration with families and school personnel. This includes:
Collaborating with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, team members) for the purpose of communicating information, resolving issues and providing services in compliance with established guidelines;
Consulting with teachers, parents, other personnel and/or outside professionals to provide requested information, develop plans for services, make recommendations and/or coordinate speech/language therapy services with those of other disciplines.
The Speech Language Pathologist shall engage in continuing education and professional growth activities related to speech-language-hearing and education. This includes:
Participating in professional meetings, conferences, and workshops;
Reviewing speech/language literature and applying new information during therapy and instructional procedures;
Applying and sharing knowledge gained from continuing education activities;
Staying abreast of educational issues;
Supporting the use of evidence-based practices.
The Speech and Language Pathologist shall perform such other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education or other designated supervisor.
Primary Location: Central Office Salary Range: Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale () Shift Type: Full-Time