•  The Role of the Speech- Language Specialist
    in Schools
     
    The role of the speech-language specialist is multi-faceted.
     
    teacher
     
    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.
     
    Reference:
    N.J. Department of Education
    Technical Assistance Document   p. 3
    The Evaluation of Speech and Language