Position is responsible for providing speech/language services to meet the individual needs of students with oral communication and speech/language impairments. Position is responsible for screening and assessment; goal development; and planning/implementing appropriate speech and language treatment services to maximize student learning.
The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:
Evaluates and assesses the student’s functional status to identify and determine needs for speech/language therapy. Selects, administers, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.
Gathers background information as necessary on the student’s educational, medical, social, and psychological history to assist with determining possible causes of speech disorders.
Serves a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in the student support team, IEP, staffing, and eligibility meetings as required.
Develops individualized education plans for students receiving speech/language therapy services and implements therapy sessions that target IEP goals.
Chooses appropriate activities for developing the student’s speech, voice, fluency, and language skills.
Instructs students on how to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice skills.
Recommends the adaptation of the student’s learning environment as necessary.
Provides consultation to teachers and staff members to ensure the integration of speech/language development techniques into the student’s classroom routine.
Monitors student progress, reevaluates IEP objectives, and adjusts delivery of speech/language services as appropriate.
Conferences with parents/guardians and provides them with support and information regarding their child.
Instructs parents/guardians in exercises to implement at home and in the care and use of specialized equipment.
Serves as a resource to staff members and conducts workshops at the assigned school(s) regarding speech/language services and proper procedures for the identification and referral of students.
Consults with physicians and other agencies as necessary and assists with referring students to appropriate specialists.
Adheres to legal and ethical standards and guidelines regarding the provision of speech/language services.
Maintains thorough records for each student receiving speech/language services at the assigned school(s) and provides related reports.
Requisitions needed supplies and equipment.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.