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Speech Language Pathologist - School
Utilizes interventions and strategies that are age appropriate and appropriate to the assessed areas of need.
Works in conjunction with the teaching staff, Behavioral Analysts, and Occupational Therapist to provide cohesive programming to the students.
Uses modeling, prompting, written instructions or other means to guide, instruct, and inform the Ed Techs on the carryover of students' speech therapy goals.
Documents students' responses to therapy, and summarization of therapy.
Completes and participates in programming and implementation, discharge planning, daily progress records and related documentation.
Completes necessary training or CEU's in order to maintain state licensing.
Implement speech therapy trading during in-services for teaching staff in conjunction with the Occupational Therapist, teaching staff, and behavior analysts.
Attends IEP meetings as required.
Communicates effectively with parents and family members in person, at meetings, telephone conversations and other approproate means.
Advises the senior director on staff performance. Advises the senior director on staff performance.
Maintains a safe environment for all students, having knowledge of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and using the procedures effectively.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Independent licensure required to perform speech and language therapy in Maine under the Department of Education.
Maintain a valid state driver's license.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Personal characteristics and temperament suitable for working with persons with special needs.
Assists staff by having knowledge of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and using the TCI procedure effectively.