Provides therapy to students in accordance with the principles and policies of the District Board of Trustees, the provisions of the Education Code and the Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Education.
Supports the philosophy behind the District mission statement and beliefs.
Assesses and analyzes identified students in all areas of articulation/phonology, oral-motor functioning, language, voice, and/or fluency as needed.
Administers required student assessments in accordance with site, District, and State requirements.
Provides a speech-language pathology program specifically designed to the needs of individual students.
Screens students for possible speech and language difficulties.
Write a comprehensive Language, Speech and Hearing Report with appropriate conclusions and recommendation.
Develops an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for each identified student.
Sets up a therapy schedule which includes coordination with classroom teachers, other special programs, and school routines.
Makes medical referrals to ears, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors as warranted and maintains medical correspondence as needed.
Provides audiometric screenings.
Provides augmentative communication assessments as necessary.
Assesses, designs, and implements augmentative communication systems for individual students as needed.
Provides programs and treatment for home-study, home-schooled, and private school students, as requested.
Provides upon request, in-service training to the regular school staff and parents, as requested.
Attends required meetings and in-services.
Develops and teaches from written treatment plans to assist students in mastering goals and objectives listed in the IEP.
Collaborates with other professional staff in their development of individualized learning plans: 504, English Language Learners, gifted students (GATE) and student study team (SST).
Designs and uses homework assignments as appropriate.
Instructs students in citizenship, freedom, and democracy as specified by State law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Establishes, teaches, and maintains classroom and school rules; teaches self-discipline and promotes student accountability. Promotes classroom behavior conducive to civility, courtesy and consideration.
Supervises all students on the school grounds and in the school buildings.
Maintains a safe, secure and healthful room environment.
Creates an effective, functional and attractive environment for learning through displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Communicates with all parents on a regular basis regarding each student's academic and social progress, including parent conferences as requested.
Maintains proper records, including documentation of student progress, Language, Speech and Hearing Reports, cumulative records and attendance records.
Participates in the development of the school site plan and implements the plan through classroom instruction.
Works as part of a professional team to make decisions on behalf of all students.
Updates professional skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis.
Identifies and requests all necessary and available District resources in order to deliver the treatment plan and meet the needs of every student.