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An Audiologist administers audiologic identification, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment programs to children of all ages with hearing impairment from birth and preschool through school age. The audiologist is an integral part of the team within the school system that manages students with hearing impairments and students with central auditory processing disorders. The audiologist participates in the development of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), serves as a consultant in matters pertaining to classroom acoustics, assistive listening systems, hearing aids, communication, and psycho-social effects of hearing loss, and maintains both classroom assistive systems as well as students’ personal hearing aids. The audiologist administers hearing screening programs in schools, and trains and supervises non audiologists performing hearing screening in the educational setting.
- Provide assessment to determine the range and nature of hearing loss
- Make appropriate referrals for further audiological, communication, educational, psychosocial, or medical assessments
- Recommend use of hearing aids, classroom amplification and modification, assistive listening devices and monitor functioning of the device.
- Serve as a member of the educational team in the planning and placement of a student with hearing difficulties.
- Provide direct therapy services and monitoring of students when deemed appropriate by the educational team.
- Provide in-services for students with hearing loss, hearing aids, amplification, auditory processing disorder, and classroom modifications on request.
- Maintain records of testing and therapy times and results as required.
- Maintain equipment in good workable, calibrated condition.
- Provide assessment in the area of central auditory processing.
- Make recommendations to teachers, other school personnel, and parents who work with children with an auditory processing disorder.
- Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.