Therapists at Speech Bananas provide therapy to families of children with various needs including hearing loss, autism, down syndrome, speech and language delays and/or disorders, based on the guidelines and principles for Speech-Language Pathologists. Family guidance is a critical component to ensure that each child progresses to his or her full communicative potential with parents or caregivers participating in all sessions. We are currently recruiting for an individual, Speech-Language Pathologist or Speech-Language Pathology Assistant to be responsible for the provision of diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services to patients from birth through 21 years. You will be responsible for facilitating optimal acquisition and maintenance of speech and spoken language through various strategies. All therapy is provided in an appropriate setting with the therapist and family/caregiver giving the patient optimal opportunities for growth and ultimate success in the development of above noted skills. Documentation regarding current levels, results of formal and informal assessments, progress over time, and formulation of appropriate goals will be essential. Interested therapists may also have the opportunity to work with patients who are developing auditory, speech, and spoken language skills with hearing aids or cochlear implants based on the principles of Listening and Spoken Language, Certified Auditory-Verbal therapy.
Qualified candidates will be licensed (or licensure eligible) from the State of California as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and be certified in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA. Additional requirements include: Masters or Bachelors Degree from ASHA accredited program in Communication Disorders; experience working with children with delays in speech and language acquisition/development, training in early intervention is also preferred. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are necessary. Potentially, there is an opportunity for mentoring in the process to become a LSLS (Listening and Spoken Language Specialist), Certified AVT (Auditory-Verbal Therapist) for interested candidates.
Speech Bananas, located in Long Beach, California, is committed to maximizing understanding and use of spoken language, develop auditory skills and articulation (speech) skills, increase pragmatic abilities, and guide parents to develop these skills outside of each session. Therapists at Speech Bananas provide therapy to families of children with various needs including hearing loss, autism, down... syndrome, speech and language delays and/or disorders, based on the guidelines and principles for Speech-Language Pathologists. This clinic based facility is authorized to work with multiple insurance agencies and is a Nonpublic Agency certified by the California Department of Education.