Speech Language Pathologist Assistant - SLPA
Summary Specializes in diagnosis and treatment of speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Diagnoses and evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.
- Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.
- Provides counseling and guidance and language development therapy to disabled individuals.
- Reviews individual file to obtain background information prior to evaluation to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.
- Administers, scores, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.
- Develops and implements individualized plans for assigned clients to meet individual needs, interests, and abilities.
- Evaluates and monitors individuals.
- Reviews treatment plan, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.
- Maintains records as required by law, establishment's policy, and administrative regulations.
- Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
- Instructs individuals to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice new skills.
- Acts as consultant to educational, medical, and other professional groups.
- Conducts research to develop diagnostic and remedial techniques.
- Serves as consultant to classroom teachers to incorporate speech and language development activities into daily schedule.
- Teaches manual sign language to student incapable of speaking.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Bachelors degree or higher from accredited institution. Completion of a teacher preparation program in speech and language pathology or communication disorders from an accredited institution, or 45 semester hours of education courses from an accredited institution including 30 semester hours of special education courses for the speech impaired.
Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Appropriate license issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Working Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; the employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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The Florence Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its policies, procedures or practices, in compliance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Florence Unified School District Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available Accounting, Audio/Visual, Bio Science, Business Management, Business Operations, Construction, Culinary Arts, Education Professions, Fire Science, Hospitality Management, Law Enforcement, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Veterinary Assistant. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Florence Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
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