67-11-20-05 - Speech-language pathology paraprofessional services
67-11-20-05. Speech-language pathology paraprofessional services
1. Speech-language pathology paraprofessionals may only provide speech-language pathology paraprofessional services under the direct control of a supervising speech-language pathologist.
2. A speech-language pathology paraprofessional may:
a. Provide speech-language screenings, without interpretation, following specified screening protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist;
b. Perform documented tasks developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist;
c. Document students' progress toward meeting objectives and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist; and
d. Prepare materials, perform scheduling, and maintain space or equipment.
3. A speech-language pathology paraprofessional may not:
a. Make independent decisions regarding changes on the student's individual program;
b. Perform standardized or nonstandardized diagnostic tests, formal or informal evaluations, or interpret test results;
c. Take referrals or dismiss students from a caseload;
d. Participate in conferences or other multidisciplinary team meetings without the presence of the supervising speech-language pathologist;
e. Disclose confidential information either orally or in writing to anyone not designated by the supervising speech-language pathologist;
f. Provide counseling to the student or family regarding a communication disorder;
g. Prepare or sign any formal documentation, including an individualized education program or an assessment plan as a supervising speech-language pathologist; or
h. Maintain the person's own caseload.(Effective December 1, 2003.)
General Authority: NDCC 15.1-02-11, 15.1-02-16, 15.1-32-02, 15.1-32-09
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