Here is a resource from American Speech and Hearing Association that further defines what a speech and language pathologist is in the schools.
In my school, I do a combination of service delivery:
- I teach whole class, below are some of the theme or curriculums I use
- Framing Your Thoughts ( grammar, writing)
- Story Grammar Marker, Braidy (story retell and question words)
- Expanding Expression Tool ( categories, adjectives, descriptors organization of language)
- Headbanz ( descriptions, asking questions)
- Close Reading Strategies ( comprehension, vocabulary)
- Text Talk ( Tier 2 vocabulary, story grammar, comprehension)
- Social Thinking Curriculum
- I teach small group often in a blended way in which some of the group are on technology and others are having a one on one session with me
- I teach individual sessions
Besides for my speech and language responsibilities my school responsibilities include RTI ( Response to Intervention), I am the chair of Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies ( PBIS) committee and being part of curriculum team. I manage our district’s google site on autism and reading strategies.
How can a special educator and speech and language pathologist work together? What are some of the similarities in their scope of practice? What are some of the differences?