1. Serves as a resource to school staff members in the development of a balanced program for oral communication and speech improvement. 2. Provides a therapeutic program to meet individual needs of Speech and hearing handicapped children. 3. Assists and guides teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language impairments, 4 . Provides a thorough assessment and diagnosis of speech, voice, hearing, and language impairments. 5. Provides screening to identify speech handicapped children at regular intervals and at specified levels . 6. Assists in proper referrals of individuals to agencies and specialists [n the community as appropriate. 7. Provides appropriate individualized programs of therapy to meet individual students needs and correct or closely approximate existing speech or language handicaps. 8. Collaborates with classroom teachers and other school staff members to implement therapy by suggestions for the student 's daily activities. 9. Provides information, support, and counseling to parents and families when appropriate. 10, Provides in-service education and serves as a consultant to teachers and school staff members on topics concerning speech improvement, elevating language skills, and therapy with hearing impaired students, 11. Keeps thorough ongoing records for the individual student receiving therapy or other school-provided speech services. 12. Maintains lists of referred, screened, and eligible students, as well as a directory of outside agencies, consultants, specialists, and related services. 13. Compiles case history data on those cases where additional family history, health history, early developmental history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate. 14. Assumes primary responsibility for requisitioning and maintaing needed equipment and supplies .