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  • 1) Specializes in diagnosis and treatment of speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication: Diagnoses and evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors.

  • 2) Plans, directs, or conducts habilitative and rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.

  • 3) Provides counseling and guidance and language development therapy to handicapped individuals.

  • 4) Reviews individual file to obtain background information prior to evaluation to determine appropriate tests and to ensure that adequate information is available.

  • 5) Administers, scores, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.

  • 6) Develops and implements individualized plans for assigned clients to meet individual needs, interests, and abilities.

  • 7) Evaluates and monitors individuals, using audio-visual equipment, such as tape recorders, overhead projectors, filmstrips, and demonstrative materials.

  • 8) Reviews treatment plan, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new programs.

  • 9) Maintains records as required by law, establishment's policy, and administrative regulations.

  • 10) Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.

  • 11) Instructs individuals to monitor their own speech and provides ways to practice new skills.

  • 12) May act as consultant to educational, medical, and other professional groups.

  • 13) May conduct research to develop diagnostic and remedial techniques.

  • 14) May serve as consultant to classroom teachers to incorporate speech and language development activities into daily schedule.

  • 15) May teach manual sign language to student incapable of speaking.

  • 16) May instruct staff in use of special equipment designed to serve handicapped.

  • 17) See AUDIOLOGIST for one who specializes in diagnosis of, and provision of rehabilitative services for, auditory problems.




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DOT:   076.107-010

Job Number: 9637