The speech and language therapist instructs students with articulation or voice disorders, stuttering, expressive or receptive language disorders or communication difficulties resulting from a hearing impairment. Children may be referred for a speech/language evaluation by teachers or parents. Parents participate in the formulation of the instructional plan and speech/language goals and objectives for their child. Most of the speech/language specialist’s time is spent in direct services with students. The speech/language therapist also consults and collaborates with the general and special education teachers regarding student needs and individual programs.