(LAVCA) Speech Language Pathology Assistant 2018/19

K12 Inc.
Statewide, LA, United States
Mar 15, 2019
Requisition Number 19-0976
Title (LAVCA) Speech Language Pathology Assistant 2018/19
City State wide State LA


Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Under supervision of Language, Speech, and Hearing Therapists, completes a variety of tasks such as activities designed to develop pre-language and language skills, oral-motor control for speech production, vocalization, and use of assistive technology devices for communication; works with students who have identified speech and language disorders as well as other disabilities; performs related duties as assigned

AS A Speech Language Pathology Assistant, YOU WILL ENJOY...
  • Conducts speech and language screenings, without interpretation, and uses screening protocols developed by the Language, Speech, and Hearing Therapists
  • provides direct treatment assistance to students at various school sites
  • follows and implements documented treatment plans or protocols
  • documents student progress toward meeting established objectives and reports the information to therapists
  • assists the therapists during assessments by assisting with documentation and performing clerical duties including preparing medical requests and low incidence orders for therapists and completing medical billing for students receiving direct therapy
  • prepares therapy materials such as visual boards, word walls, communication boards, and/or equipment for use in therapy activities
  • programs and troubleshoots augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices
  • adapts or modifies instructional materials and/or equipment as determined by student needs and abilities
  • assists in maintaining student records, tallying data, preparing charts, records, graphs and reports
  • observes and reports significant behavioral patterns or other problems to the therapists
  • assists in maintaining appropriate behavior between activities
  • prepares various teaching materials such as charts, pictures, word lists, and other related items
  • Attends all required professional development;
  • Test administrator or proctor for site-based exams;
  • Participates in the school's self-evaluation programs;
  • Supports the school administration in the enrollment of special education students.

Get to know LAVCA!

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Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning. Requirements

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing nee
  • Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
  • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.


    • Associate of arts degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders
    • or graduation from a speech-language pathology assistant program;
    • current registration as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) issued by the Louisiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board; prior SLPA experience in educational or clinical settings is preferred
    • Possession of valid Louisiana driver's license and willingness to travel locally using own transportation, with mileage reimbursed, as needed.

    • Speech and language pathology equipment, materials, and procedures
    • normal speech, language, and hearing development
    • language disorders and rehabilitation;
    • articulation disorders and rehabilitation;
    • acquired disorders and rehabilitation;
    • terminology related to communicative disorders;
    • learning patterns in children
    • student behavior management techniques and strategies
    • learning difficulties of children with special education needs;
    • AAC devices and other assistive technology;
    • English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar;
    • basic math skills;
    • routine office procedures and recordkeeping;
    • standard software applications including IPad applications.

    Required Skill and ability

    • Deal effectively with attitudes and behaviors of students;
    • use a variety of screening tools and protocols;
    • appropriately administer and score screening tools;
    • provide effective implementation of therapy objectives;
    • interact and communicate effectively with children and adults from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
    • work independently with minimal supervision; maintain and troubleshoot assistive equipment;
    • communicate effectively in oral and written form;
    • operate a computer and IPad using standard software applications;
    • react with flexibility and sensitivity to changing situations and needs;
    • organize and prioritize work;
    • effectively carry out written and oral instructions;
    • maintain cooperative work relationships.

    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.


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