Full Time Pathology Job FT. HOOD, TX
Utilize professional diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to perform screening and evaluation of infant/toddler level of development of all forms of communication, including expressive and receptive language, communicative intent, and gesturing. Determines presence or absence of delay in communication and diagnoses likely causes of delay. Impairments range from mild developmental delays to severe impairments as a result of cerebral palsy, neuromotor damage, etc.; and are in addition to other physical or mental disabilities. Determines need for speech-language or other intervention to improve communication. Determines extent to which bilinguality is a factor in communication delay. Determines need for additional consultation from otolaryngologist, audiologist, genetist, pediatrician, neurologist, or psychiatrist/child psychologist. Quantifies level of services required and determines developmentally appropriate goals. Provides speech-language intervention services to infant/toddler and family as direct services, indirect services, consultative, home-based treatment plan, or monitoring services. Consults and provides technical assistance to other early intervention team members, Child Development Services staff, family child care providers, and extended family members to develop a comprehensive network of individualized services for the infant/toddler. Provides teaching and training to family, extended family members, and child-care providers to implement a home-based intervention plan for the child. Provides consultation to preschool teachers and school based speech-language pathologists to ensure a smooth transition for the infant/toddler. Assists the family in determining its priorities, concerns, and goals for the infant/toddler relating to communication.
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