The role of the speech-language specialist is multi-faceted.
Direct Service Provider : The speech-language specialist provides speech and/or language therapies and/or aural rehabilitation to students with speech, language and or hearing disabilities
Evaluator: The speech-language specialist uses a variety of assessment techniques and tools, both standardized and functional, to evaluate students with suspected speech and/or language disabilities.
Consultant: The speech-language specialist consult with teachers and parents on strategies for facilitating the generalization of learned speech-language skills to real situations in the classroom or at home.
Child Study Team Member : The speech-language specialist serves as a child study team member when a child is referred to the team for a suspected language disorder.
Case Manager: For all students referred for a suspected voice, articulation, or fluency disorder the speech-language specialist serves in the role of case manager. The case manager coordinates the development, monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of the speech IEP.
N.J. Department of Education
Technical Assistance Document p. 3
The Evaluation of Speech and Language