Provide direct service to students under the age of 22 as outlined in their IEPs. Provide consultaion ti the instructors of the adult program.
Facilitate the integration of communication goals with periodic consultation with therapy, nursing, and education staff.
Assist in developing communication goals for students. Develop communication goals for students and provide class instruction and consultation to reach stated goals.
Provide facility staff training when appropriate. Interface with state and federal agencies as required.
Facilitate speech groups when appropriate.
Provide direct service to students as recommended in their assessments and outlined with their IEPs.
Provide class instruction and consultation.
Facilitate the integration of communication goals through periodic consultation with therapy, nursing, and education staff.
Assist in the development of communication goals and objectives for students and adults.
Assess students for technology use and refer staff, families, and school liaisons to appropriate hardware and software.
Provide referrals, evaluations, documentation, goals and objectives to state and federal agencies on an as needed basis.
Submit quarterly summaries to classroom teachers, Adult instructors, parents, and other team members.
Document weekly assessments, treatments and consultations in student files.
Coordinate the Augmentative Communication Center at Seven Hills at Groton whereby all team members (teachers, therapists, psychologist, parents, nurses) participate in the assessment of each student’s communication skills, resulting in recommendations for individualized communication programs including recommendations for appropriate switches, mounts, and software supports.
Consult and collaborate with occupational therapists on oral motor and feeding skills.
Communicates with the medical, nursing, educational and other departments.
Maintains a liaison with the student/adult, their families, support personnel, and other agencies to assure that student/adults needs are continually met.
Knowledgeable about regulations of Department of Education, the IEP and documentation of progress of goals and objectives.
Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Training and experience in the field of communication dealing with children who are multi-handicapped and/or experience with alternative/augmentative communication.
Knowledgeable about normal and abnormal development, differing techniques for encouraging communication development, technology and nontechnology based augmentative communication systems, trends and practices in the field of alternative/augmentative communication.
Knowledge of funding techniques, sources and agencies for communication equipment and technology.
At least three years experience working with individuals with intensive special needs preferred.
Leadership skills and problem solving abilities.
Licensed as a speech/language pathologist in the state of Massachusetts
Has had the first two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine or the Bivalent Covid vaccine