Public school Speech-Language Pathologists are communication specialists who work with both the general education and special education population with language handicaps (both receptive and expressive), articulation deficits, dysfluencies, voice disorders and oral motor disorders --including auditory processing disorders, and augmentative communication. Speech-Language Pathologists purposefully develop positive, professional relationships with district staff, principals, and leadership teams to facilitate preventative practices. Assist these staff members to develop processes that promote high student achievement and prevent students from unnecessary placement into special education. When necessary, evaluate pupils referred as potential candidates for special education services and presents a report to the local education authority on pupils he/she has evaluated.
As an itinerant position, Speech-Language Pathologists will monitor MTSS implementation a district is at and provide appropriate guidance, prompts, and support to the building and/or leadership/school improvement team to move the district forward with a goal to fade support as districts develop capacity to run the systems independently. In addition, Speech & language Pathologists will continually work to increase their knowledge of implementation science, multi-tiered systems of support, building sustainable and durable teaching practices, including evidence-based practices and data-based decision making. These skills will be utilized at the local and ISD level by participation in MTSS leadership team activities, trainings, or other associated duties to support the department in these endeavors.
This is a TIEA position with hourly rate, benefits, and working hours as per the contract between TIEA and the TISD Board of Education.
Master's degree in speech-language pathology. A minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit in normal aspects of human communication, development thereof, and clinical techniques for evaluation and management of speech-language disorders. A minimum of 300 clock hours of supervised practicum experience with persons who present a variety of communication disorders, to be acquired in conjunction with academic training, 150 hours of which shall be obtained on the graduate level.
Valid Michigan certification as Speech-Language Pathologist and all other valid licenses, certifications, approvals, and registrations required to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Michigan.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, staff, parents, administration, and/or members of the business community.
Additional Salary Information: Placement on the salary scale is contingent upon previous experience and level of education. This is for 186 days.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.