START DATE: Immediate Availability
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and educational programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge.
A full-time position is available, serving as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. SLPs in our clinic provide comprehensive speech and language services to children and adults. Our clinic serves clients that include children enrolled in our school programs as well as children from the community. In-depth evaluations and therapeutic approaches are individualized to meet the needs of each client.
Clinical responsibilities include therapy with adults and children with communication difficulties. Therapists in the clinic serve individuals with difficulties related to articulation, language, fluency, and voice disorders, as well as dialect differences and aphasia. Clinicians also provide diagnostic evaluations that are designed to identify needs and guide appropriate treatment. While children and adults of all ages are served, the majority of our clients are preschool age and referred by local clinicians, physicians, and school programs. Clinicians work within a multidisciplinary center and frequently collaborate with professionals from a variety of disciplines.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Provide direct therapy services to clients with identified communication disorders and complete written goals and progress reports
- Complete thorough diagnostic evaluations to identify speech and/or language problems
- Consult with parents regarding speech and language needs and updates on progress
- Collaborate with classroom teachers or other clinicians regarding intervention and accommodations needed to support student progress
- Serve as a resource to other clinicians or educators regarding typical speech and language development as well as identification and treatment of communication disorders
- Provide appropriate referrals for other needed services within or outside of the school
- Attend regular staff meetings and parent conferences as needed