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. The Speech Pathologist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Speech Pathology.
Provides comprehensive speech-language pathology services to patients with communication disorders, cognitive disorders, and swallowing disorders. Services include evaluation, treatment planning, implementation of individualized treatment programs, and discharge planning.
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.