|Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
| Monitor patients` progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
| Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.
| Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
| Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
| Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients` progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
| Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
| Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with behavior, speech, language, or swallowing problems.
| Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading, or voice improvement.
| Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.
| Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.
|Top Skills used in this Job
| Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
| Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
| Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
| Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
| Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
| Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
| Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
| Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
| Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
| Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
|Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
| Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
| Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
| Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
| Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
| Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
| Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
| Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
| Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
| Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
| Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.