Example of Duties
- Select, administer, analyze, interpret, and report on diagnostic evaluations to determine eligibility for services, determine the child’s developmental status and inform intervention needs.
- Review child’s specialized medical/social history and records with parent, physician, or other team members.
- Prepare written reports that include assessment results, strengths, and needs, and recommended child and family-centered outcomes and service objectives.
Service Plan Development and Monitoring
- Participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) development with Multi-Disciplinary Team members, including the family; participate in six-month and annual IFSP reviews of each child’s progress.
- Participate in transitional planning identified in the child’s IFSP.
- Provide discipline specific direct services in the child’s natural environment using routine based intervention and coaching interaction with caregivers.
- Serve as primary interventionist as a representative of and in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
- Design and implement child and family centered intervention practices with the family and Infant Toddler team.
- Evaluate child’s progress and work with the Infant Toddler team and family to modify strategies or intervention.
- Model and apply effective evidence-based practices related to the birth to age 3 population, including adult learning methods, and teaming.
- Maintain documentation of each discipline specific service delivered to the child including consultation or coaching activities for the parent or caregiver.
- Conduct therapy session as identified in the IFSP in the child’s natural environment using routine based interventions with the caregiver participating.
- Schedule intervention and evaluation appointments with families; state vehicles are available for transportation to and from sessions according to policy.
- Participate in Infant Toddler multi-disciplinary team meeting to determine a child’s eligibility and identify family’s concerns.
- Review and explain discipline specific evaluation results and recommend functional child and family outcomes and objectives with team.
- Participate in regular meetings with Infant Toddler Program team members.
Consultation and Education
- Provide discipline specific consultation and instruction to Infant Toddler team members and parents.
- Provide necessary information to physicians, public health districts, and school personnel regarding the child’s functioning level.
- Coordinate program with other service providers and community organizations.
- Participate in community awareness events explaining the mission and purpose of the program, and to provide information on typical and atypical speech and language development, as well as to identify and support children who may be eligible for early intervention services
- May participate in research projects.
- Licensure as a speech-language pathologist in accordance with Idaho Code 54-2913.
- Applicants must possess a valid driver’s.