School Based Speech Language Pathologist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Caring compassionate Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) offering a total of 25 years of experience. I have 10 years of experience as a school-based SLP and 17 years of experience as a self-employed SLP in the home health field. Some years the two settings overlapped and I worked in both areas. I posses solid credentials including experience with populations that span infants to geriatric patients.

  • Experienced speech language pathologist
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Self starter and self directed
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Time management proficiency
  • Skilled at working independently and in a team environment
  • Possesses good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • Familiarity with cultural diversity
  • Adept at collecting data and revising plans based on student data
Work History
08/2012 to Current School-Based Speech Language Pathologist Encore Rehabilitation Services | Toledo, OH,
  • Collaborate daily with administration, regular classroom teachers, and special education teachers on best practices for the students on my caseload.
  • Serve as a member of Glenview Elementary's School Building Level Committee (SBLC).
  • Implement therapy for students diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Microcephaly, Hearing Impairment, Moebius Syndrome, Apraxia of Speech, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Administer standardized, dynamic, and informal assessments.
  • Evaluate and treat fluency disorders, receptive/expressive delays, and articulation/phonology delays or disorders.
  • Manage an average caseload of 65 students, grades K - 2nd
  • Conduct small group and individualized therapy activities, based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Evaluate and properly document effects of therapy treatment activities and adjust therapy plans to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Complete computerized Medicaid billing, Individualized Educational Plans (IEP), Progress Reports, and Re-evaluations within proper timelines.
  • Schedule, conduct, and participate in IEP meetings to address educational concerns related to speech and/or language therapy.
  • Develop picture exchange communication boards to aid students in communicating their wants/needs and increasing understanding of classroom routines.
  • Create appropriate low-tech communication books for individual student use.
  • Maintain well organized student files and documentation of services provided.
  • Prepare materials specifically designed for the benefit of individual students.
  • Supervise graduate clinicians providing mentoring, feedback, and ongoing evaluations while monitoring diagnostic reports, treatment records, and plans of treatment.
07/1996 to 12/2015 Home Health Speech Language Pathologist Full Time Self-Employed | City, STATE,
  • Presented inservices to educate other healthcare professionals regarding the scope of speech-language pathology services to ensure appropriate and timely referrals.
  • Conducted screenings and evaluations for adult and geriatric patients.
  • Designed and executed appropriate patient-focused treatment plans and strategies for adults diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, apraxia, aphasia, neurological disorders (i.e. Parkinson's. Alzheimer's, neuromuscular diseases (i.e. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) dysarthria, dysphagia, and laryngotomy.
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers to extend continuity of care.
  • Completed all required documentation / paperwork for evaluations, reevaluations, therapy session SOAP notes, and discharge planning in compliance with federal and state guidelines.
  • Collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists, doctors, nurses, and the patient's family members to provide each patient comprehensive care.
  • Filled out appropriate paperwork regarding alternative, assistive, and/or augmentative technology devices to obtain funding from Medicaid, Medicare, or Private Insurance.
  • Assisted patients with severe communication disorders with the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems, including speech generating devices
  • Created an evaluation protocol to utilize on all speech-language-swallowing therapy referrals and designed an evaluation form for documentation purposes.
  • Skilled at providing Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) known as Vital-Stim for swallowing deficits.
08/1995 to 07/1996 School-Based Speech Language Pathologist Ouachita Parish School Board | City, STATE,
  • Managed an average caseload of 60+ students as an itinerant therapist at two elementary schools. (1) Boley Elementary School - noncategorical preschool through 6th grade. (2) Claiborne Elementary School - kindergarten through 6th
  • Designed and implemented therapy with student who had a variety of classifications such as receptive / expressive language disorders/delays, articulation disorders/delays, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental delays.
  • Scheduled screenings, assessments, and therapy sessions.
  • Identified and properly documented goals, evaluated progress, and made adjustments to maximize benefits to individual students during speech-language therapy sessions.
  • Scheduled, conducted, and participated in Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
  • Structured therapy tasks to comply with student's specific goals in individual and group settings.
Expected in 11/1995 Master of Arts | Speech Pathology Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA GPA:
Expected in 11/1991 Bachelor of Arts | Elementary Education Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA GPA:

Certificate of Clinical Competency was granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in June of 1996 upon completion of my Clinical Fellowship Year. National Board Certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification #01122877

Ancillary Certification from the State Department of Education for the State of Louisiana as a qualified school Speech Pathologist. Certification #AN 536988 Certification was granted on 1/10/2014 and is valid for life.

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School Attended

  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Louisiana Tech University

Job Titles Held:

  • School-Based Speech Language Pathologist
  • Home Health Speech Language Pathologist
  • School-Based Speech Language Pathologist


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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