Speech and Language Pathologists are professionals educated in the study of human communication development. SLPs are certified and may be licensed through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Through evaluation of the speech/language including articulation receptive and/or receptive language, cognitive communication, and swallowing skills of students, the SLP determines what communication or associated problems exist and the most appropriate, best practice determined treatment. SLPs collaborate with members of the multidisciplinary team to support increased communicative competencies of students in school, home, and community settings. Parent consent needs to be obtained for special education students to be seen by the school SLP. Parent consent is needed for initial special education placement and services. The SLP is a member of the MTSS and Problem-Solving teams.