SLP’s tell me everything you do!

Jul 10, 2013 by

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I want to put together list of all the duties we as slp’s perform in the public school setting. Below is a list that I quickly put together (please excuse the format i am working on an ipad). I am sure i’ve forgotten a task or two. Please add any paperwork duties I might have overlooked. If you do something unique to your setting I want to hear about that. If you are required to perform other duties not related to slp mention those. Comment below or email me at theschoolspeechtherapist@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your input. I am hoping to add time the duties take in order to help explain workload vs caseload.

Assessment
Direct service
Consult
Classroom service

Paperwork-listed below
Daily notes
IEP (full or partial responsibilities)
Evaluations (amount varies depending on the severity of the student 3-12 pages for a range)
Progress reports
Data collection
Medicaid paperwork (this can be quite significant depending on the school setting)
Attendance

Attend meetings
Create and manage schedule
Fetching students
Adding in students as needs increase over the year

2 Comments

  1. Andrea

    I don’t know about your placement process but the SLPs in my school system do it ALL during placement:
    1. screen (all k and 1 as well as previously determined at risk plus new enterers to WV school system)
    2. rescreen
    3. complete online screening records for all screened students
    4. compile student information required on permisdion to eval forms
    5. send home permission forms
    6. track down the permissions not returned (or returned to the wrong person)
    7. schedule assessments/evaluations
    8. return phone calls to parents who do not understand what that permission form means
    9. complete evaluations
    10. write eval reports
    11. schedule Eligibility and/or IEP meetings
    12. complete the appropriate paperwork necessary to hold the meeting
    13. mail the meeting notices
    14. track down the returned notices
    15. document 3 contacts in the effort to get parent to attend meeting
    16. reschedule meetings at parent request
    17. get classroom teacher input
    18. send list of these kids in to special education secretary to check for Medicaid numbers
    19. send another list of srudents who qualify to special education director to add to online caseload so we can write IEP
    20. chair meetings
    21. schedule for therapy
    ALL WHILE MAINTAINING A CASELOAD OF STUDENTS, TRAVELING TO MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL AND DOING BUS AND LUNCH DUTY AT EACH SCHOOL I SERVE.

  2. Debra

    In addition to all the duties already listed by you and Andrea I could add being part of the prereferral team, before/after school duties, lunch duty, part of the RTI (response to intervention) team, work on curriculum corrdination, and our yearly professional and student centered goals.

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