Speech Language Technician
Overview • Full-Time or Part-Time Hours • Salary based on level of expertise
Incumbents are responsible, within the professional speech-language technician scope of practice, for the direct intervention with students to treat speech, voice, fluency, and language disorders and disabilities through collaboration with a supervising speech-language pathologist, teachers, parents, and other related service providers. Duties and Responsibilities • Developing speech and language treatments plans • Designing and implementing activities to address treatment plans • Consulting and providing ideas to teachers and parents regarding speech and language development and disorders • Providing direct therapy and instruction to students • Creating and developing original instructional aids which are relevant and enhance the effectiveness of teaching • Developing a variety of teaching and instructional strategies • Preparing classroom for instruction
The Speech/Language Technician is distinguished from the Speech/Language Pathologist in that the latter evaluates and diagnoses disorders and disabilities.