Under the direct supervision of
the Special Education Supervisor, and in accordance
with the established policies and procedures of the
Ingham Intermediate School District, the Speech
Pathologist is responsible for providing supportive
services for eligible students enrolled in regular,
vocational, or special education programs. The
Speech Pathologist will focus on student evaluation,
provision of direct and indirect therapy services, and
collaborative consultation with staff, parents, agency
personnel and administrators.
Full approval as a Michigan Teacher
of the Speech and Language Impaired or Speech and
Language Pathologist certificate of Clinical Competence
(CCC's) from ASHA.
Knowledge of special education laws,
rules and regulations.
Knowledge of speech/language
development and pathology necessary to identify
communication disorders and to develop appropriate
programs and services for speech and language impaired
Ability to work and effectively
communicate with administrators, staff, agencies, medical
providers, students and their families.
Effective time management skills,
self-directedness and initiative when given a variety of
responsibilities and assigned tasks.
Ability to make decisions and
problem solve within a team of service providers.
Participates in problem-solving
teams to lend expertise in planning for students who are
Facilitates teachers and parents in
observing, describing and referring suspected speech and
language impairments with students.
Provides comprehensive speech and
language evaluation of students referred for suspected
speech and language impairments through the IEP
Evaluation Review process.
Provides data regarding a student's
present level of performance and writes measurable goals
to address student needs.
Monitors student progress toward
goals on a regular basis and adjusts
therapy/interventions as needed to insure positive
Serves as a member or coordinator of
the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team to provide and
interpret the assessment of speech and language skills in
determining appropriate placement in special education
programs/services for eligible students.
Works collaboratively with teachers,
parents and other special education staff working with
Provides information to teachers and
parents regarding speech and language development and
impairments, programs, services and early
Coordinates with community agencies
and resources regarding information that will support the
family, child and school.
Develops or participates in an IEP
for each eligible student on an annual basis.
Maintains records as required for
Completes and maintains
documentation of services provided in accordance with
district policies and procedures.
Assumes such other related
responsibilities as assigned by the Special Education
The Speech Pathologist will be
provided office space. Therapy is provided in
educational settings as determined by an IEP team, and
requires transport of materials to these
settings. This position requires daily travel,
for which the staff member must provide
transportation. This position will interface with
LEA and IISD staff, community child care / preschool
providers, agency personnel, and medical