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Speech Therapist

Speech TherapistQualifications: The Speech Therapist must have a Master’s degree from an approved university accompanied by State of Pennsylvania licensure (where approved) and must have a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASLHA). The Speech Therapist must also possess one year of experience in speech/audiology. A Speech Pathologist tests, diagnoses, and treats individuals with communication and hearing impairments to help maintain and obtain maximum functioning capacity in communication and hearing. Duties/Responsibilities/Functions: These are just some of the duties that you will be expected to perform, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assisting the physician in evaluating patients to determine the type of speech/hearing disorder and its treatment
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating the plan of care and goals under the physician’s orders
  • Teaching patients and families: use of prosthetic devices, techniques to prevent physical injury
  • Conducting tone and speech audiometric testing
  • Provide appropriate treatment modalities
  • Teaching speech reading to the auditory impaired
  • Provide any other appropriate therapy treatment