SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
The Speech and Language Pathologist functions as a member of the total
diagnostic team by providing assessment, comprehensive differential diagnosis,
educational planning and support as well as therapy for students with
speech/language communication disorders and delays. Speech and language services may be delivered
in a variety of ways alone or in collaboration with teachers and other service
providers in order to best support students in the general curriculum, i.e.,
the least restrictive environment.
To foster children’s ability to communicate
their needs, feelings and ideas, and to comprehend and respond in an
appropriate manner to the communication of others.
To evaluate and diagnose those students referred
by the PPT members.
To develop goals and objectives for qualified
To communicate/coordinate therapy programs with
parents, teachers and other service providers.
To consult with PPT members in developing
Since the school speech-language program is considered an
integral part of the total education program, several service delivery models
are used to best support students. The
Working in special/regular education classes.
Individual or small group therapy.
Consultation with teachers, other professionals
and with parents.
Some speech and language pathologists are assigned to a
single building while other travel to different settings.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Certification or Clinical Fellowship Year
State Department of Health License, or in process
State Department of Education Certification, or in process
186 days per year.
The salary for this position is
determined in accordance with the provisions of the current teacher