About the Speech Language Department
In collaboration with partner districts, Speech Language Pathologists provide technical education and a wide variety of individualized educational and support services designed for each student’s successful contribution to our community.
Benefits to Student Instruction
- Schedules and instructs students in assigned schools.
- Acts as a member of a diagnostic team to screen, evaluate and diagnose speech-language impairments, attend diagnostic conferences and submit written reports of assessment results to meet with state compliance requirements.
- Assists with creating and implementing Response to Intervention Plans for students with speech, language and communication concerns.
- Develops IEPs and implements educational learning plans to meet the speech-language needs, interests, and abilities of the students on caseload. Provides written evidence of daily and long-range instructional planning.
- Encourages students to set and maintain appropriate standards of behavior by implementing all district policies and rules governing student conduct, developing reasonable rules of classroom behavior, and maintaining classroom order in a fair and just manner.
- Employs a variety of instructional and therapeutic techniques, interventions, and media consistent with the physical limitations of the location and capabilities of the students.
- On a regular basis, assesses student’s progress toward instructional goals and objectives. Provides progress reports; maintains accurate, complete student records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations. Provides written evidence of routine data collection and analysis.
- Plans, supervises, and evaluates the performance of teacher assistant(s) and/or aide(s) cooperatively with principal/area coordinator, when applicable