Plan and provide speech-language pathology services to students with speech, voice, or language
disorders. Assess students and provide therapeutic intervention to eliminate or reduce problems or
impairments that interfere with their students’ ability to derive full benefit from the educational
Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university
Valid license as a speech-language pathologist granted by the Texas Department of Licensing and
Regulation (TDLR) or Bachelor’s degree and valid Texas Education Agency speech therapy
Knowledge of current case law related to students with disabilities; strict legal compliance with federal
and state mandates.
Ability to use the accepted tests and measurements to assess communication disorders and conditions.
Knowledge of evaluation, habilitation, and rehabilitation of speech-language disorders and conditions.
Ability to instruct and manage student behavior.
Excellent organizational, communication, and inter- and intrapersonal skills.
Speech Language Pathologists: One year supervised clinical speech-language pathology experience
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Conduct independent evaluations to assess students with speech or language disorders and conditions
and provide appropriate individual and group therapy to students consistent with speech and language
goals contained in Individual Education Plans (IEP). Evaluate student progress and make determination
regarding therapy services.
2. Participate in multidisciplinary team evaluation and report writing.
3. Develop clinical management strategies or procedures and diagnostic statements.
4. Conduct and participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with
development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures. Assist in interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students with communication disorders or conditions according to district procedures, state, and federal
5. May serve as case manager and implement the special education assessment process for students on
6. Advocate for students with disabilities.
7. Consult with colleagues, students, and parents regarding the accomplishment of therapy goals, the
needs of the student, and involvement in remedial process.
8. Collaborate with classroom teachers to plan and implement classroom activities to improve
communication skills of students.
9. Provide professional development in assigned schools to help school personnel identify and work more
effectively with students with communication deficits.