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23.24 Speech and Language Pathologist

SUMMARY:  Provide speech and language services to students in a public, grammar school setting, complete assessments and evaluations and supervision of SLPA’s. The professional roles and activities in a school setting include clinical/educational services (diagnosis, assessment, planning and treatment). 
SUPERVISES:  Speech Language Pathologist Assistant/s
  • Arizona Standard Speech and Language Pathologist Certification 
  • Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology 
  • AHCCCS number to submit Medicaid billing
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY candidate) 
  • Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certified
Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable
Speech and language testing materials, augmentative communication devices, computers, computer programs, printer & other materials as needed.
  1. Conduct prevention and pre-referral education to teachers and staff
  2. Complete screenings for students who may need speech & language supports
  3. Complete assessments/evaluations using clinical decision making and data from tests performed, determine eligibility for services and make service delivery decisions
  4. Consult with the teachers, school staff & parents as needed
  5. Provide direct treatments and offer intervention strategies to staff for carry-over of the students’ speech and language goals and objectives
  6. Collaborate with the speech assistants, speech pathologists, teachers and staff on a daily basis; it is also necessary to collaborate with the staff for implementation and completion of the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Program)
  7. Complete required daily documentation and review and co-sign the documentation of the SLPA’s
  8. Provide supervision to the SLPA’s, as required under AZ licensure and ASHA guidelines
  9. Excellent inter-personal & communication skills
  10. Supervisory/management skills
  11. Perform such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent/Designee