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.
Performs the following for patients with mild to moderately complex communications and/or swallowing disorders - schedule frequency and intensity of therapy; select assessment instruments and administer assessment; interpret results; complete documentation.
The primary purpose of the School Based Speech Language Pathologist position is diagnostic assessment and therapeutic treatment of pediatric students in a school setting, who demonstrate speech, language and swallowing deficits with the goal of helping them reach their maximum performance potential within an educational model of practice.