Speech Therapist

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The Speech Therapist shall be directly responsible to the Supervisor of Special Education for supervision and evaluation. The Speech Therapist may work in either a school age program or an early intervention program as assigned by the Supervisor and Director of Special Education. Fundamental Duties/Essential Functions 1. Administer standardized tests for accurate diagnosis of communication disorders. 2. Use all available diagnostic information to assist the multidisciplinary team in determining eligibility for services and to formulate short and long-term intervention goals and incorporate these in the prescribed procedural safeguards/IEP format. 3. Develop therapy and treatment plans to address speech and language disorders. 4. Establish treatment goals and appropriate milestones for students. 5. Research speech and language disorders and appropriate remediation techniques. 6. Maintain effective communication with parents/guardians and district staff/classroom teachers to implement goals and aid in carrying out speech and language objectives. 7. Maintain effective communication with all local service agencies (social, education, medical) to coordinate pertinent information relative to student programming. 8. Maintain adequate records on each student to guarantee program effectiveness and instructional continuity. 9. Participate in speech screenings for preschool age students run in conjunction with local area service agencies. And/ or screen new students entering a school age program in the beginning of the year or upon entry. 10. Participate in periodic meetings with the supervisor, periodic staff meetings and scheduled in- services that will identify needs and new methods and will insure provision of the most effective services. 11. Assist regular and special education professionals in the transition process from preschool to school age special education services. 12. Assist regular and special education professionals in the transition process from a school age program to a post-secondary outcome. 13. Complete Medical Access billing and all required components indicated by the Department of Human Services if certification and licensure is in place. 14. Attend trainings to stay current in evidence based practices in the discipline. 15. Perform other task
The Speech Therapist shall be directly responsible to the Supervisor of Special Education for supervision and evaluation. The Speech Therapist may work in either a school age program or an early intervention program as assigned by the Supervisor and Director of Special Education. Fundamental Duties/Essential Functions 1. Administer standardized tests for accurate diagnosis of communication disorders. 2. Use all available diagnostic information to assist the multidisciplinary team in determining eligibility for services and to formulate short and long-term intervention goals and incorporate these in the prescribed procedural safeguards/IEP format. 3. Develop therapy and treatment plans to address speech and language disorders. 4. Establish treatment goals and appropriate milestones for students. 5. Research speech and language disorders and appropriate remediation techniques. 6. Maintain effective communication with parents/guardians and district staff/classroom teachers to implement goals and aid in carrying out speech and language objectives. 7. Maintain effective communication with all local service agencies (social, education, medical) to coordinate pertinent information relative to student programming. 8. Maintain adequate records on each student to guarantee program effectiveness and instructional continuity. 9. Participate in speech screenings for preschool age students run in conjunction with local area service agencies. And/ or screen new students entering a school age program in the beginning of the year or upon entry. 10. Participate in periodic meetings with the supervisor, periodic staff meetings and scheduled in- services that will identify needs and new methods and will insure provision of the most effective services. 11. Assist regular and special education professionals in the transition process from preschool to school age special education services. 12. Assist regular and special education professionals in the transition process from a school age program to a post-secondary outcome. 13. Complete Medical Access billing and all required components indicated by the Department of Human Services if certification and licensure is in place. 14. Attend trainings to stay current in evidence based practices in the discipline. 15. Perform other task
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