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Treats speech and language problems by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.
Plans and conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of students with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.
Provides counseling and guidance and language development therapy to disabled students.
Reviews individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluation to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.
Administers, scores, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.
Develops and implements individualized plans for assigned students to meet individual needs, interests, and abilities.
Evaluates and monitors individual students.
Reviews treatment plan, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.
Maintains records as required by law, IPS policy, and administrative regulations.
Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
Instructs individuals to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice new skills.
Serves as consultant to classroom teachers to incorporate speech and language development activities into daily schedule.
Teaches manual sign language to students incapable of speaking.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, IEPs, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students or employees of IPS.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.