Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant (23/24 SY)
DEFINITION: Under supervision of Language, Speech, and Hearing Therapists, completes a variety of tasks such as activities designed to develop pre-language and language skills, oral-motor control for speech production, vocalization, and use of assistive technology devices for communication; works with students who have identified speech and language disorders as well as other disabilities; performs related duties as assigned.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
Conducts speech and language screenings, without interpretation, and uses screening protocols developed by the Language, Speech, and Hearing Therapists; provides direct treatment assistance to students at various school sites; follows and implements documented treatment plans or protocols; documents student progress toward meeting established objectives and reports the information to therapists; assists the therapists during assessments by assisting with documentation and performing clerical duties including preparing Medicaid requests; prepares therapy materials such as visual boards, word walls, communication boards, and/or equipment for use in therapy activities; programs and troubleshoots Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices; adapts or modifies instructional materials and/or equipment as determined by student needs and abilities; assists in maintaining student records, tallying data, preparing charts, records, graphs and reports; observes and reports significant behavioral patterns or other problems to the therapists; assists in maintaining appropriate behavior between activities; prepares various teaching materials such as charts, pictures, word lists, and other related items.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of Speech and language pathology equipment, materials, and procedures
Knowledge special education requirements both Federal and State regulations.
Knowledge of childhood development disorders and treatments.
Knowledge of terminology related to communicative disorders.
Skill in developing and implementing individualized lesson plans.
Skill in AAC device programming.
Skill in working with culturally and linguistically diverse children.
Skill in working independently.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, repetitive motion, vision to monitor, and may require some lifting.
Associate of arts degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders, or graduation from a speech language pathology assistant program
experience with students with disabilities.
Arizona Speech/Language Assistant Certificate.
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.
Salary Grade: N Hourly Pay: $21.15 Hours per Day: 8 Days in Contract: 211 Start Date: 2023/2024 School Year