The Speech and Language Pathology Assistant will perform services and consultation with teachers at school sites; provide activities designed to develop language skills and articulation skills including speech production, vocalization and social pragmatics in students with speech/language disorders.
Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*
- Conduct speech-language screenings using a variety of screening tools and techniques.
- Follow documented therapy plans.
- Documentation of student progress.
- Prepare therapy materials for use in pullout small group setting or in classroom setting
- Adapt or modify instructional materials as determined by student need and abilities for teacher-use in the classroom.
- Consult with general education teachers to co-plan instructional materials or implement strategies.
- Consult with general education teachers to co-plan instructional materials or implement strategies
- Track performance data using progress monitoring tools and report progress on IEP goals
- Communicate progress to parents, teachers and Speech and Language Pathologist in regular meetings, phone conversations and progress notes.
- Participate in IEP process; attend meetings when appropriate and attend parent conferences
- Collaborates with members of IEP Team, Special Education Team and School site team.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
- Ability and willingness to implement students’ IEP’s
- Effective record keeping and procedures
- Speech, language, hearing development, disorders and rehabilitation
- Articulation disorders and rehabilitation. Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community.
- Special education experience.
Education and Experience:
- AA Degree
- Completion of a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant Program
- Registration as a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant with the State of California
- 1 Year working with students with special needs in an educational setting preferred.