16 MTUzLTEwMzYuanBnSpeech Language Therapy Position Requirements

  • Monitor patients’ progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
  • Evaluate hearing and speech/language test results and medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing disorders.
  • Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written and oral tests and special instruments.
  • speech-languageRecord information on the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, and inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.
  • Develop individual or group programs in schools to deal with speech or language problems.
  • Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, including sign language, lip reading, and voice improvement.
  • Teach clients to control or strengthen tongue, jaw, face muscles, and breathing mechanisms.
  • Develop speech exercise programs to reduce disabilities.
  • Consult with and advise educators or medical staff on speech or hearing topics, such as communication strategies or speech and language stimulation

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