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SUMMARY:   Responsible for determining and using procedures for identification, diagnosis, referral, case load selection, case termination, and follow-up for students exhibiting communication needs.



  • Reviews student’s case file/records for each student on caseload
  • Contacts parents of assigned caseload and identify yourself as special education liaison within 15 school attendance days
  • Provides direct or indirect services to the student according to the program option in which the student is placed which includes but is not limited to:


  • Complete, review and update online IEPs and Adverse Effects sheets after every IEP meeting
  • Notify teacher of assigned students of available period for student support/consultation
  • Maintain periodic effective communication with parents
  • Monitor the fidelity of intervention plans, implementation, and progress monitoring
  • Meet with teachers and review the Adverse Effects, and meet with staff on Speech only students


  • Engages in a program of clinical speech/language services which includes identification, remediation, referral, resource and administrative services
  • Assumes responsibility after for identification of children with speech and/or language impairments
  • Assumes responsibility after consultation with the appropriate administrator(s) for planning and developing interventions and designating the professional delivery system for children and youth with speech and language impairments
  • Develops and adheres to a regular schedule of speech/language services, in compliance with recommendations in the student’s IEP
  • Establishes procedures for an appropriate and efficient record-keeping and evaluation system
  • Maintains an individual file record on every student served
  • Prepares and submits to the case manager for distribution at the IEP meeting a comprehensive report of the evaluation for each student
  • Develops IEP goals and objectives based on student needs
  • Updates progress toward IEP goals and objectives on a trimester/quarterly basis
  • Interprets each specific identified communication problem during an IEP meeting.  Also assumes responsibility for notifying parents of their child’s enrollment in the clinical speech program and for keeping them apprised of progress
  • Prepares and distributes, as required by the Special Education office, narrative and/or statistical summaries of services provided during the school year
  • Establishes an effective working relationship through counseling and guidance of school personnel, other professionals and parents regarding speech and language impairments
  • Participates in IEP meetings with school and other related professional personnel teams established for purposes of identifying, assessing and recommending program models and/or treatment of students with communication needs
  • Provides in-service education for teachers, school administrators and parents in the area of speech/language services as requested
  • Collaborates with the classroom teacher to understand and facilitate the speech and language development of identified students in their classrooms
  • Acts as a resource to staff at Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings as appropriate, providing information or suggestions regarding a child with speech/language concerns as requested
  • Interacts with community agencies and specialists in order that community resources and school speech/language services complement one another


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:  Master’s degree in speech and language pathology.  Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours in normal aspects of human communication, development thereof, and clinical techniques for evaluation and management of speech and language disorders.  A minimum of 300-clock hours of supervised practicum experience with persons who present a variety of communication disorders, to be acquired in conjunction with academic training, 150 hours of which shall be obtained on the graduate level.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with speech language pathology (non-teaching) (PreK-Age 21) endorsement.


Salary credit for all years of previous experience as a speech language pathologist! 

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