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SPG’s SLPs/SLPAs, OTs/COTAs and PT/PTAs are mentored and supervised by a licensed/certified Clinical Supervisor. Clinical Supervisors are available to all SPG therapists for on-site and remote support, help with accessing resources/materials, problem solving, and caseload management issues. New grads and therapists who are new to pediatrics are welcome and encouraged to apply. Our Clinical Supervision Team offers unparalleled hands on support in school and clinic settings. In addition, opportunities for multidisciplinary team collaboration, professional growth and networking with an incredible group of professionals are an integral part of the SPG experience.
SLP / SLPA
SLPs provide diagnostic, remedial, and consultative services for children/students (ages 0-21 years) who have been identified with a communicative impairment. SPG offers job opportunities in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, preschool centers, non-public schools, charter schools and home-based. Tele-health opportunities are available in specific areas.
SLPAs conduct speech-language screenings (without interpretation) and follow and implement documented treatment plans or protocols developed by a credentialed or licensed SLP. SLPAs providing direct treatment assistance to speech/language impared students are under the direct supervision of an assigned credentialed or licensed SLP.
Additional SLP job responsibilities may include: case manager role, IEP team participation, and classroom collaboration with teachers to determine accommodations and modifications for children who display speech, language, and hearing difficulties. SLPs write legally defensible assessment reports and develop/implement an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) following due process timelines.
SLPAs may also document client progress towards meeting established goals, assist in scheduling activities, perform checks and maintenance of equipment, prepare and arrange therapy materials, and pursue professional growth through workshop/trainings attendance.
OT / COTA
OTs provide treatment to students who display fine motor, gross motor, visual motor and /or sensory issues. Positions are available in a variety of settings which include classroom-based, one to one, and motor groups for children and young adults (ages 0-22 years). Telehealth opportunities are available in specific areas.
COTAs provide direct treatment to students who have OT services on their IEP under the direct supervision of a credentialed or licensed OT.
OT job responsibilities include IEP team participation and collaborating with classroom teachers to determine accommodations and modifications that will enable the student to successfully access the core curriculum. OTs write legally defensible assessment reports and develop/implement an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) following due process timelines.
COTAs document client progress towards meeting established goals, assist in scheduling activities, and meet weekly to collaborate with the supervising OT who monitors progress, creates the treatment plans and conducts triennial assessments.
PT / PTA
PTs identify and treat those students (ages 0-22 years) displaying gross motor and neurological/orthopedic impairments. PTs provide treatment in clinics and school sites offering 1:1 direct therapy, consultation services, and motor groups.
PTAs provide treatment identified by a PT and are under the direction and supervision of a PT in clinics and school-site settings.
PTs conduct assessments, write legally defensible reports, design goals and develop an Individualized Education Plan following due process timelines. IEP team participation and collaboration with other service providers/educational staff is an important part of the PTs role. PTs help to determine accommodations and modifications for children displaying a variety of issues that make it challenging for them to participate in motor activities with their peers and to safely navigate their environment. This can include ordering, adjusting, and training staff on equipment. PTs may also supervise PTAs and pursue ongoing professional development.
PTAs support assessment outcomes, document progress towards identified goals, consult and collaborate with support staff, fit and maintain equipment and participate in ongoing professional development opportunities.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) design and implement functional, individualized behavior programs for students with behavioral needs. They supervise Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) as well as BCaBAs.
BCaBAs work under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) when developing behavior intervention plans for students with academic needs and behavioral challenges.
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) provide one-to-one direct services to students with academic needs and behavioral challenges. They work under the supervision of a BCBA or a BCaBA.
Additional job duties of BCBAs may include conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, creating Behavior Intervention Plans, as well as creating and conducting behavior-related trainings to teachers, school staff and other providers.
BCaBAs supervise Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Behavior Technicians (BTs). Job duties also include conducting assessments, and developing behavior intervention plans for students with academic needs and behavioral challenges, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
RBTs use ABA principles when working directly with students to reduce maladaptive behaviors (i.e. aggression, spitting, self-injury, etc.) and to increase adaptive behaviors (i.e. functional communication, social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, et.)
School Psychologists conduct psycho-educational assessments for referred students in accordance with California Department of Education and Federal guidelines. They prepare comprehensive, legally defensible written reports of assessment findings with diagnoses and specific recommendations, in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.
Job duties may also include providing consultative services and training to administrators, parents, students, school-based personnel and SPG staff.