Roles And Responsibilities Of An Audiologist

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1.The learning activities in this block included performing activities that fall within the roles and responsibilities of an Audiologist. The categories of roles and responsibilities of an Audiologist that were performed in this practical block include assessment and identification, as well as prevention and education. The audiologist supervised and conducted newborn and infant hearing screening during this practical block. There was also the screening of speech-language for the initial identification of patients with other communication disorders. This was done in the follow up clinic using the Rossetti Infant Toddler Language Scale. With prevention and education, the learning activities that took place were the provision of information to …show more content…
Effective communication is fundamental to the partnership between audiologists as the professionals and parents. I will strive to do this better as the way in which feedback is given to the parents impacts whether they understand what condition their child may have as well as what the next step should be in the intervention and management. It is also important to be able to provide information (such as milestones or stimulation activities) in a way that provides guidance without completely taking over and telling parents what to do so as to not cause the parents to be overly dependant but rather build confidence in themselves and their …show more content…
There was collaboration between the Audiologist and the Speech-Language Therapist at the infant hearing screening station. At this station the audiologist ould take the leading role in performing the hearing screening on the infants. The Speech-Language therapist would take on the role of the assistant, handling the admin of the screening as well as assisting with occupying the infant’s attention so that the screening takes place smoothly. The audiologist also took on the role of trainer, training the speech-language therapist on how to conduct the screening correctly as well as interpreting the results of the tests correctly. There was collaboration in the follow-up clinic between the occupational therapist, audiologist and speech-language therapist. At this station, checklists assessing and screening the infant’s physical, motor, feeding, play, language and gestural development were completed by the three professionals. The occupational therapist would assess the infant first, followed immediately by the audiologist and speech-language therapist. The audiologists, who were unfamiliar with the feeding checklist as well as the RITLs, would have the checklists explained to them by the speech-language therapist in charge and the occupational therapist

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