Across the country, there’s been a push to better measure teacher effectiveness. This has resulted in several new evaluation systems (including Danielson and Marzano) being developed and implemented in states across the country. While speech-language pathologists certainly aren’t teachers, we are often evaluated either on the same evaluation tool as classroom teachers, or on slightly modified ones, supposed to be tailored for speech-language pathologists.
- Overall knowledge of speech-language pathology
- Therapy planning
- Therapy routines and behavior management
- Assessment and progress monitoring
- Ability to interpret assessment information and write appropriate goals
- Interaction with other faculty/special ed team/staff
- Overall organization
- Parent communication
- Professional development
Behavior Management – How do you set up your therapy sessions for success? How do you avoid, re-direct, or deal with problem behaviors? Do you have a reward system in place?