Speech Language Pathologist
Essential Duties The speech/language pathologist functions as a member of the student's educational team. The speech/language pathologist is responsible for the development of effective communication skills in those students identified as speech/language impaired. This position requires expertise in the diagnosis and remediation of communication disorders, provision of therapy for students with a wide range of disabilities, ongoing data collection and maintenance of Documentation of Service Logs and the ability to work with computers, adaptive equipment, and assistive technology. Additionally, consultation with general educators is required. It involves organization of the child study process and completion of all required components and forms to determine eligibility for special education within federal/state/county guidelines. It includes development of action plans for students not formally identified as speech/language impaired.
Assesses communication disorders including test selection, administration, interpretation and formal report writing Implements the entire referral process to determine a student's eligibility for special education services within federal state/county procedural guidelines Provides speech/language therapy in accordance with a written educational plan for students with a wide range of physical, emotional, and/or cognitive impairments Develops therapeutic plans for intervention within a range of therapy service models and as a member of an inter/transdisciplinary team(s) Communicates orally and in writing with parents, school personnel, and outside agency professionals