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Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Summary
Title:Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
ID:1362
Department:Administration
Location:Assigned Campus
Description

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.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree in communicative science and disorders

Texas license as Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of speech-language disorders and conditions

 

Experience:

Fifty hours of clinical observation and assisting experience as required for licensure

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Therapy

  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. Conduct observations and prepare clinical materials.
 

 

Consultation

  1. Work with classroom teachers to implement classroom activities to improve communication skills of students.

Student Management

  1. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for maturity level and interests of students.
  2. Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

Program Management

  1. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required including maintaining clinical records in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  2. 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

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 nonambulatory 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

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