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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Under supervision of speech-language pathologist, completes a variety of tasks such as activities designed to develop pre-language and language skills, oral-motor control for speech production, vocalization, and use of assistive technology devices for communication; works with students who have identified speech and language disorders as well as other disabilities; performs related duties as assigned.
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts speech and language screenings, without interpretation, and uses screening protocols developed by the Language, Speech, and Hearing Therapists; provides direct treatment assistance to students at various school sites; follows and implements documented treatment plans or protocols; documents student progress toward meeting established objectives and reports the information to therapists; assists the ther-apists during assessments by assisting with documentation and performing clerical duties; prepares therapy materials such as visual boards, word walls, communication boards, and/or equipment for use in therapy activities; adapts or modifies instructional materials and/or equipment as determined by student needs and abilities; assists in maintaining student records, tallying data, preparing charts, records, graphs and reports; observes and reports significant behavioral patterns or other problems to the therapists; assists in maintaining appropriate behavior between activities; prepares various teaching materials such as charts, pictures, word lists, and other related items.
Education, Training, and Experience
Speech and language pathology equipment, materials, and procedures; normal speech, language, and hearing development; language disorders and rehabilitation; articulation disorders and rehabilitation; ac-quired disorders and rehabilitation; terminology related to communicative disorders; learning patterns in children; student behavior management techniques and strategies; learning difficulties of children with spe-cial education needs; English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar; basic math skills; routine office procedures and recordkeeping; standard software applica-tions including IPad applications.
Skill and Ability to:
Deal effectively with attitudes and behaviors of students; use a variety of screening tools and protocols; appropriately administer and score screening tools; provide effective implementation of therapy objectives; interact and communicate effectively with children and adults from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; work independently with minimal supervision; maintain and troubleshoot assistive equipment; communicate effectively in oral and written form; operate a computer and IPad using standard software applications; react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs; organize and prioritize work; effectively carry out written and oral instructions; maintain cooperative work relationships.
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