The speech-language pathologist is responsible for implementation of standards in regards to symptoms control and/or enabling the patient to maintain activities of daily living. Some essential job functions include the following:
- Conducting appropriate evaluations, assessing the home environment, and identifying equipment needs relative to speech/language function
- Identifying functional speech defects and establishing a plan of care to improve a patient’s function
- Administering speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment; recommending communication devices/aids as indicated
- Participating in case conferences as required.