Under the direct supervision of
the Early Childhood Special Education Supervisor and
Compliance Monitor, and in accordance with the
established policies and procedures of the Ingham
Intermediate School District, the Speech and Language
Pathologist shall provide supportive services to
children age 0-3 with disabilities. The Speech
and Language Pathologist will focus on child
evaluation, provision of direct and indirect therapy
services, family-centered services, and collaborative
consultation with staff, parents, agency personnel
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 typical and atypical
speech and language development necessary to identify
appropriate interventions and/or augmentative
communication applications for children.
Qualified by training and/or
experience to provide speech and language therapy to
children age 0-3 with disabilities.
Ability to work and effectively
communicate with administrators, staff, agencies,
medical providers, young children and families.
Takes initiative and works
independently when given a variety of responsibilities
and assigned tasks.
Ability to make decisions and
problem solve collaboratively within a team of service
Knowledge and expertise with
speech and language therapy evaluation, services,
methods and interventions.
Provides comprehensive speech and
language evaluation of children age 0-3 referred to
Project Find for suspected developmental delays
in: articulation, language, fluency, voice and
pre-linguistic oral areas.
Serves as a member of the
Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team for children age 0-3
suspected of having a disability.
Assists the family in
understanding the etiology and physiology of the
child's delay, impairment, and/or diagnosed
condition. Supports the family by relating this
information to the physical and educational needs of
the child, and by providing resources to assist the
family in addressing the child's needs.
Provides direct and indirect
speech and language services, augmentative
communication supports and on-going developmental
assessment in natural environments for children age 0-3
with disabilities according to their Individualized
Family Service Plan / Individualized Education Program
Provides direct support to the
multidisciplinary system of services through shared
planning, decision-making and collaboration with staff
and families on behalf of the child.
Collaborates with appropriate
community resources and medical providers to facilitate
educational services and supports for the child and
Assists with transition planning
and activities identified by the IFSP for the child and
family as they exit the program by age three.
Completes and maintains
documentation of services in accordance with district
policies and procedures.
Assumes such other related
responsibilities as assigned by the Special Education
Supervisor for Support Services.
The Speech and Language
Pathologist will be based at Harley Franks in Lansing
and be provided office space. Therapy is
provided in natural environments i.e. the home,
community or educational settings and requires
transport of materials and equipment 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