Participant. Training caretakers and development of a home program for caretakers to implement the recommendations of the therapist are included in the provision of Speech and Language Therapy services. The physician's order to reauthorize the service must be obtained every sixty (60) days for continuation of service. Speech and Language Therapy services are provided by a licensed American Speech Language Hearing Associate or certified speech-language pathologist in accordance with applicable State standards including the evaluation, counseling, habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals whose communicative disorders involve the functioning of speech, voice or language, including the prevention, identification, examination, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the human speech language system. Speech and Language Therapy services also include the examination for, and adapting and use of augmentative and alternative communication strategies. Job Coaching Job Coaching services are individualized services providing supports to Participants who need ongoing support to learn a new job and maintain a job in a competitive employment arrangement in an integrated work setting in a position that meets job and career goals. Participants in a competitive employment arrangement receiving Job Coaching services are compensated at or above the minimum wage and receive not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without disabilities. Job Coaching can also be used to support Participants who are self-employed. Job Coaching services are necessary, as specified in the service plan, to support the Participant to live and work successfully in home and community- based settings, enable the Participant to integrate more fully into the community and ensure the health, welfare and safety of the Participant. Job Coaching provides two components in accordance with an assessment: Intensive Job Coaching and Extended Follow-along. Intensive Job Coaching includes on the-job training and skills development; assisting the Participant with development of natural supports in the workplace; and coordinating with employers or employees, coworkers and customers, as necessary. Intensive Job Coaching includes assisting the Participant in meeting employment expectations, performing business functions, addressing issues as they arise, and also includes travel training and diversity training to the specific business where the Participant is employed. Intensive Job Coaching provides support to assist Participants in stabilizing in an integrated situation (including self- employment) and may include activities on behalf of the Participant when the Participant is not present to assist in maintaining job placement. Participants receiving Intensive Job Coaching require on-the-job support for more than twenty percent (20%) of their work week at the outset of the service, phasing down to twenty percent (20%) per week during the Intensive Job Coaching period (at which time, Extended Follow-along will be provided if ongoing support is needed).
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