Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
Duties/Responsibilities of an SLP:
- Deliver observation and recommendations to the identification, evaluation, and rendering of services to student with diagnosed disabilities.
- Develop therapy and treatment plan specific to the individuals needs including but not limited to speech language impairments.
- Deliver treatment for a variety of needs including articulation, fluency, voice, expressive, receptive, and social communication
- Collaborate with staff in school in other medical and developmental service providers on occasion for the purposes of identifying student needs
Week in the Life of an SLP:
- Group therapy sessions
- One-on-one sessions
- Contributing to the analysis of existing evaluation data from a variety of sources, including independent evaluations, to decide what additional data is needed to ascertain what additional data is needed to determine student eligibility for special education and related services.
- Conducting initial evaluations and re-evaluations that comply with state evaluation guidelines
- Developing quality IEPS.
- Development and or contribution to an Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
- Attendance at IEP meetings
- Consultation with staff, teachers, family, and other service providers
- Documentation of services
Candidates Should Have:
- Working knowledge of Federal and State laws governing Special Education and adherence to those laws
- Prior knowledge or be willing to develop knowledge of the requirements set forth in the New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assessment Manual (NM TEAM) and the NM TEAM: Identification of Dyslexia Supplemental Narrative and Worksheet.
- SLP must have or be willing to gain knowledge in developing quality IEPs
Qualifications for SLP:
- Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology
- Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- New Mexico Regulation and Board License
- New Mexico Public Education Department License
- School based experience is preferred, but not required
- Speech Language Clinical Fellowship Year opportunities available