Knowledge and use of language for listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking.
Spoken and written language for social, educational, and vocational activities, with an emphasis on participation in specific activities identified as problematic for the individual.
Compensatory communication techniques and strategies including the use of augmentative and alternative communication or other assistive technology.
Training of others in the individual's environment to use communication strategies, cuing techniques, and/or assistive technology.
For Individuals with Cognitive-Communication and Auditory Processing Disorders
Formulation of an intervention plan based on concerns, symptoms, history, auditory processing test results, and participation in activities that have been identified as problematic.
Enhancement of cognitive-communication and language resources for processing spoken and written language at the phoneme, word, sentence, and discourse level.
Recommendations for optimizing the listening environment.
Improvement of auditory processing ability through auditory training and stimulation, language comprehension and production strategies, and/or attention to metalinguistic and metacognitive skills.
Counseling for individuals, family/caregivers, educators, and other relevant persons.
For Adults with Voice Disorders
Appropriate voice care and conservation guidelines, including strategies that promote healthy laryngeal tissues and voice production and reduce laryngeal trauma or strain.
Proper use of respiratory, phonatory, and resonatory processes to achieve improved voice production, coordination of respiration and laryngeal valving, with appropriate treatment to enhance these behaviors.
Follow-up, including interdisciplinary referrals, for other speech and health problems that may accompany the voice disorder.