Speech Pathologist (PRN)
Posted on: September 10, 2021
The ECHO Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides a full range
of comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative speech/language
services for children with educationally significant hearing loss
(including profound deafness) ages birth to 21. Provides
consultative services and coordinates on an individual basis
activities with outside agencies. Travel may be required for direct
and/or consultative early intervention service in the patient's
natural environment. Travel may also be required to outside schools
to provide consultative services.
- Selects, administers and interprets diagnostic assessments
across all communication areas with consideration of child's
overall developmental abilities and speech/ language levels.
- Works with parents and team members to obtain necessary
information to develop speech, language, and listening targets that
optimize child's use of amplification devices, and supports
families through the referral process for additional services or
- Analyzes expressive and receptive semantic and syntactic skills
at a variety of levels through formal and informal measures.
- Writes treatment plans, updates progress weekly , completes
diagnostic reports and maintains appropriate chart note
documentation in the electronic medical record.
- Provides repeated successful practice and utilizes audition as
the primary pathway to expanding language and communication skills
during therapy sessions.
- Has or develops familiarity with basic workings of
amplification devices (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM
systems, etc.), seeking guidance from audiologist when in doubt or
when more comprehensive troubleshooting is required.
- Acts as second tester for audiograms, perception testing and
cochlear implant programming for patients of various ages.
Activities include: working to develop consistent visually
reinforced or conditioned play responses, transcribing and
interpreting verbal responses, and providing input about
performance at school, under the guidance of an audiologist.
- Cooperatively observes individual patients at school sites and
counsels staff about auditory, speech and language recommendations
specific to the child's school placement.
- Assists with additional responsibilities in program development
and implementation as deemed necessary by ECHO Manager and/or CAOS
Keywords: CARLE, Normal , Speech Pathologist (PRN), Other , Normal, Illinois
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