Speech-Language Pathologists are communication specialists who work with students who are identified with language disabilities, articulation deficits, dysfluent speech, and voice disorders. Services are provided to eligible students in the Fargo Public Schools. Here are some responsiblities of the SLP:
Communicates, collaborates, and cooperates with
colleagues, supervisors, and students.
Serves as a resource to school staff members in
the development of a balanced program for
oral communication and speech improvement.
Serves as a resource to teachers in observing, describing, and
referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments.
Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of
speech, voice, and language impairments.
Provides screening to identify speech-impaired children as
requested by Child Study Teams.
Assists in proper referrals of individuals to
agencies and specialists in the community.
Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet
individual students' needs and correct
existing speech or language disabilities.
Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school
staff members to implement programs
throughout the student's daily activities.
Provides information, support, and counseling to
parents and families when appropriate.
For a full job description of a speech-language pathologist, click here.