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Primary Purpose: Provide speech-language pathology services to students as directed by a supervising State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SBESPLA) licensed Speech Language Pathologist.
Bachelor’s degree in communicative science and disorders
Texas license as Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of speech language disorders and conditions
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Ability to provide services in one-on-one, small group, and large groups of students
Fifty hours of clinical observation and assisting experience as required for licensure
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Conduct speech, language, and hearing screening as directed by the supervising licensed speech language pathologist.
2. Implement the treatment program or the individual education plan (IEP) as designed by the supervising licensed speech language pathologist.
3. Conduct carry-over activities to transfer a student’s newly acquired communication ability to other contexts and situations.
4. Represent Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings as directed by the supervising speech language pathologist.
5. Conduct observations and prepare clinical materials.
6. Work with classroom teachers to implement classroom activities to improve communication skills of students.
7. Work with and collaborate with other service providers to ensure effectiveness of services.
8. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for maturity level and interests of students.
9. Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
10. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required including maintaining clinical records in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
11. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, and board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard testing equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Frequent sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds), occasional heaving lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint; assisting non-ambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may require districtwide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under pressure