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Roles and Responsibilities of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

An SLP working within an academic setting evaluates, diagnoses, and treats students with deficits in the following areas:

  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • Voice and resonance, including respiration and phonation
  • Receptive and Expressive language, which includes understanding and use of language
  • Auditorily Impaired, including the impact on speech and language
  • Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g. attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving, executive functioning)
  • Social aspects of communication
  • Communication modalities (including oral, manual, augmentative, and alternative communication techniques and assistive technologies)

Speech-Language Pathologists are fully prepared to meet the needs of the diverse student body they will be called upon to serve in the multiple roles and responsibilities within their scope of practice.  The range and complexity of student problems require at a minimum a well-prepared, master's level professional with a strong knowledge base in speech-language development as well as a strong skill set in diagnosis, intervention, and workload management.

 

To keep abreast of changes in education and speech-language pathology, our SLPs seek out and engage in continuing education experiences to update our knowledge base and hone our skills. 

 

A parent/guardian and/or classroom teacher may refer a student to the Speech-Language department within their building in order to determine if an evaluation is warranted.  Assessment by a certified and/or licensed Speech-Language Pathologist is provided as a means to establish the educational impact and determine eligibility for speech-language services, which is governed by the New Jersey state code.

 

References

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2000). Guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of the school-based speech-language pathologist {Guildelines]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.

 
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