Job description / Role
- 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/language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written and oral tests and special instruments.
- Record 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.
- 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 and speech and language stimulation.
- Instruct patients and family members in strategies to cope with or avoid communication-related misunderstandings.
- Design, develop, and employ alternative diagnostic or communication devices and strategies.
- Conduct lessons and direct educational or therapeutic games to assist teachers dealing with speech problems.
- Participate in conferences or training, or publish research results, to share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.
- Communicate with non-speaking students, using sign language or computer technology.
- Provide communication instruction to dialect speakers or students with limited English proficiency.
- Use computer applications to identify and assist with communication disabilities.
- Compassion: As with many jobs in the healthcare field, it is essential that you are concerned about your clients' well-being and can offer them emotional support.
- Patience: The people under your care may not respond to treatment as quickly as you would like. You will need to have patience until they meet the goals you have set.
- Listening and Speaking Skills: You must be able to clearly communicate with your patients and other members of the therapy team in order to deliver the most effective treatment.
- Critical Thinking: When deciding on a treatment plan, you will have to evaluate the available options before choosing the best one.
- Attention to Detail: This skill will allow you to carefully document your patients' progress.
About the Company
Advanced Rehab Center provides one-to-one therapeutic intervention with a licensed therapist. Each session is individualized to meet both the child and parent’s needs. During your child’s first day of therapy he/she will participate in a comprehensive initial evaluation. The therapist will tailor the therapy program to fit your child’s unique needs.
We combine many techniques to foster accelerated acquisition of skill development and to reach developmental milestones.