Speech-Language Pathologist: The Diener School is a non-for-profit independent school for children who learn differently. Our multi-sensory instruction, holistic approach to learning, and purposeful collaboration among professionals are the keys to our success. The Diener School is seeking a full time SLP to provide individualized treatment plans, group therapy, and classroom instruction on social skills and consultation services for children with communication and language-based learning needs. MA/MS in speech language pathology and Maryland licensure required. Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the clinical or school setting. A greater understanding of social pragmatic skills is preferred. Contract is based on a school calendar with some additional part time work over the summer. 100% paid employee health insurance and 403 (b) available. Must be an enthusiastic professional who will bring creative energy and work collaboratively with our dedicated Diener team. Looking for a full time start date for the 2019-2020 school year with part time availability during our summer 2019 camp program.
About The Diener School
The Diener School provides a developmental, educational, and therapeutic environment for students requiring smaller class sizes and individualized attention. Students will learn experientially, with much repetition, through a variety of multi-sensory, collaborative approaches. The cornerstone of The Diener School, the "Diener Pyramid of Learning for the Whole Child", provides our students with a holistic approach that promotes academics, cognitive functions, constructive social, language and sensory experiences and real life organizational skills. The faculty, in concert with experts in all disciplines will work collaboratively to create a nurturing yet challenging environment empowering children to think independently and have a strong sense of self and spirit.
The Diener School's academic curriculum follows the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum. Our therapeutic curriculum includes social skills, speech and language, sensory, movement and the arts.
The Diener School believes strongly in the connection between movement and learning. During our fitness classes, our fitness instructor emphasize skills such as visual motor coordination, motor planning, sensory activities... and hand-eye coordination, through creative and fun activities! Our movement also includes sports skills such as lacrosse, t-ball, soccer, and basketball. Included in our fitness program are weekly yoga classes.
Our holistic curriculum incorporates all of the arts to provide our students the opportunities for creativity and reflection. Students participate in weekly art classes which emphasize fine arts and art history. We seemlessly integrate our therapeutic strategies within this curriculum. Our therapists and academic tutors meet with teachers regularly to discuss academic goals, themes and lessons. Therapists are in classrooms infusing sensory, language and motor exercises within our academic periods.
Our classrooms are small and have a full time special education teacher and full time assistant in each room.