Role & Responsibilities:
- Assessing the functional communication skills of the child.
- Providing guidance in determining an appropriate mode of communication for the child and the child’s family (e.g., picture communication system, assistive devices, sign language, verbal, etc.)
- Developing and implementing functional communication programs.
- Teaching language facilitation strategies to the parents and the child development facilitator.
- Providing the team and family with strategies to support the child’s comprehension of directions, transitions, and behavioral expectations.
- Providing support and strategies in the development of functional play skills and promotion of social skills.
- Assessing and developing plans for difficulties related to feeding.
- Targeting an increasing ability to stay engaged with a communication partner.
- Supporting the child’s ability to communicate with peers and siblings.
- Supporting implementation of visual strategies that may support the child with increased independence skills or with difficulties around transitions.
- Promoting the generalization of skills to a number of communication partners and to a number of settings.
- Promoting the families ability to expand the child’s communication after the goals in the service plan or achieved.
- Carrying appropriate liability insurance as required.
- Work environment: family’s home, community, and/or online
- Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent
- Registration with ACSLPA
- Experience working with children on the autism spectrum and/or with other special needs.
- Current criminal records check and child/youth intervention check
- Alberta driver’s license/vehicle