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What Speech Pathologists Do

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The speech pathologist can play a number of very important roles in supporting a child with CHL/OM, these include:

  • Assisting the audiologist to interpret the results of a Childs hearing test
  • Developing individual profiles on a child’s auditory history and current auditory capacity
  • Developing remediation strategies and establishing programmes with teachers and parents that will meet the individual speech and language needs of the child with CHL/OM.

In many cases the Speech Pathologist will also be able to develop programmes which integrate with existing school programmes such as the First Steps Resources Package, if you are unsure of the availability of the Speech Pathologist in your area contact your local community health services.