The Speech-Language Pathologist is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with communication disorders.
Conducts speech and language diagnosis to assess the patient's communication skills.
Records and interprets diagnostic information in a written report and makes recommendations based on the test results.
Provides habilitative and rehabilitative service to communicatively disabled patients to restore communicative efficiency.
Provides counseling and guidance to speech and language disabled individuals.
Coordinates treatment of the patient with other health professionals.
Formulates case plans based on patient needs and abilities, including participation of the patient and family, as well as criteria for discharge from the program .
Provides related in-service training for health care professionals and aides.
Conducts screenings to identify those needing further evaluation.
Participates in team conferences.
Prepares and maintains necessary reports on a timely basis.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Masters Degree and Certificate of Clinical Competence or a statement of equivalence in Speech Pathology issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association or have documented equivalent training and/or experience.
Must meet licensure or registration requirements of states where working.