Speech & Language Pathologist

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Tuscola ISD
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Public school Speech Therapists 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.


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