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37.34.1951    MEDICAID AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CHILDREN'S AUTISM PROGRAM 0667: SPEECH THERAPY, DEFINITION

(1) Speech therapy services are defined in 37-15-102(8), MCA and may include evaluation, consultation, training, and treatment.

(2) Speech therapy services may include:

(a) screening and evaluation of children with respect to speech and hearing functions;

(b) comprehensive speech and language evaluations when indicated by screening results;

(c ) participation in the continuing interdisciplinary evaluation of children for purposes of beginning, monitoring, and following up on individualized habilitation programs; and

(d) treatment services as an extension of the evaluation process, which include consultation with appropriate people involved with the child for speech improvement and speech education activities to design specialized programs for developing each child's communication skills in comprehension, including speech, reading, auditory training, and skills in expression.

(3) Therapists may also provide consultation and training to staff or caregivers who work directly with waiver children.

History: 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 2085, Eff. 10/12/12.

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