The primary role of the Speech Pathologist is to:
- Conduct diagnostic evaluations and assess students’ communication skills.
- Work with students with a range of learning, physical and auditory disabilities or disorders that adversely affect their educational performance.
- Identify students who may be at risk for future communication and swallowing disorders or challenges.
- Consult with and inform teachers, administrators and families about the prevention of and treatment for communication disorders.
- Perform classroom-based services as well as facilitating small-group and individual speech sessions.
- Work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan tailored to an individual student’s communication and swallowing challenges.
- Develop and implement Individualised Family Service Plans and Individualised Education Programs.
- Document as required by federal, state and local agencies.
- Participate in schoolwide curriculum and literacy teams.