The Speech Pathologist provides direct services to residents including evaluations, individual treatment planning, actual resident treatments and discharge planning. The Speech Pathologist focuses on improving speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders to overcome disabilities from a variety of causes.
Utilize professional skills and judgment in assessing and treating disorders of speech, voice, language, hearing and swallowing to prevent, identify, evaluate and minimize the effects of such disorders and conditions.
Facilitates identification of hearing deficits and appropriately refers for assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and/or personal amplification. Coordinates the acquisition of adaptive communication devices and instructs patients in their use.