Under the direction of the Director of Special Education and Categorical Programs and the school site Principals, through individual and small group therapy sessions, plan and implement remedial activities for pupils with speech or language deficits; administer and interpret appropriate speech and language tests, assess and plan programs, maintain records, participate in meetings, and assist with screening and assessment of Preschool and Elementary students.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Administer and interpret formal and informal tests on referred children having known or suspected speech and/or language disorders.
- Cooperatively participate as part of a multi-disciplinary team in assessing and planning appropriate education programs for children having exceptional needs.
- Develop and facilitate an appropriate program of speech therapy to help remediate communication disorders, according to results of assessments as recorded in the IEP and in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
- Participate in Student Study Team and Special Education IEP meetings as necessary.
- Provide speech and language instruction for students as prescribed by the IEP.
- Maintain individual evaluations and progress reports.
- Schedule and maintain individual or group therapy according to the needs of the individual child with consideration for the regular classroom program.
- Prepare necessary district, county and state reports.
- Refer students to appropriate agencies for additional diagnostic evaluation.
- Upon request, provide in-service and/or demonstrate language materials and techniques.
- Participate in professional growth activities, conferences, staff meetings, visitations, evaluation of new materials, etc.
- Maintain a positive rapport with students’ staff and parents.
- Assist with screening and assessment of district preschoolers, as necessary.
- Perform other related duties as may be required or reasonably expected of a Speech and Language Pathologist.