at Sierra Vista Unified School District #68 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
The Speech Language Pathologist will interact cooperatively with all other staff positions. All elements of good human relations will be practiced
The Speech Language Pathologist provides therapy to eligible students within the school setting and consults with other members of the education team as is needed.
Provide appropriate therapy to eligible students, consult with teachers and other staff members, serve as a resource to faculty, and participate in Child Study Team. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and language development.
- Provide a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of speech and hearing disabled students.
- Assist and guide teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected speech and language impairments.
- Provide a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, and language impairments.
- Provide screening to identify speech disabled children in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Assist in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
- Provide appropriate individualized and group programs of therapy to meet individual student’s needs and ameliorate existing speech or language disabilities.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions from the student’s daily activities.
- Provide in-service education and serve as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning speech improvement.
- Provide information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate.
- Keep thorough ongoing records for the individual student receiving therapy or other school provided speech services.
- Attend child study meetings providing appropriate input on the special needs of students.
- Conduct annual IEP conferences and other IEP related meetings as needed, develop appropriate IEP goals and objectives in consultation with parents and other professionals.