Provide medically prescribed services for inpatients and/or outpatients to restore function, minimize disability following disease, or injury, and to assist the patient in reaching his/her maximum possible level of functioning to assume a place in society while learning to live within the limits of his/her disability.
Working in the health care environment can be very demanding, and it is our goal to provide the tools to help our Speech Language Pathologists / Speech Therapists / SLP understand and commit to the philosophy that defines our culture.
Screens, examines and evaluates patients, including history, systems review, and application of appropriate tests and measures, synthesis information and interprets examination findings in order to establish a diagnosis, identify impairments, determine the predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it, identify precautions / contraindications and design and plan of care.
. The Speech-Language Therapist facilitates the learning of skills and functions essential for communication and swallowing, to diminish or remediate disorders or deficits. S/he directs activities to promote and maintain health, within the scope of practice and consistent with the Code of Ethics of the profession.
Uses objective evaluation techniques to assess the speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing limitations to patients with developmental, neurological, cardiopulmonary, psychiatric and otolaryngologic disabilities.