Speech and Language Screenings are informal evaluations lviva002istered to infants, toddlers, and young children.
Speech and Language Screenings are used to identify potential problems that may interfere with a child’s ability to understand spoken language and communicate effectively.
Speech and Language Screenings are used to identify children who may need to be referred for a formal speech and language evaluation.
Speech and Language Screenings assess the following areas: language, articulation, connected speech, social communication skills, stuttering, and voice.
Speech and Language Evaluations are comprehensive / formal assessments targeting all aspects of communication.
Speech and Language Evaluations assess the following areas: receptive / expressive language skills, pragmatics / social language skills, articulation / phonological skills, oral motor functioning, voice production, and fluency.
Speech and Language Evaluations require parental / caregiver assistance (i.e. interview with parent / caregiver, completion of case history forms, etc).
Based on results obtained, a speech and language evaluation report / individualized plan of care is developed to meet the child’s needs.
Treatment / Therapy
Speech and Language Treatment consists of regularly scheduled sessions targeting specific speech / language goals previously established in the child’s plan of care.
Frequency and Duration of Speech and Language Treatment is established on an individual basis according to the recommendations made in the child’s plan of care.
Treatment may range from 1-3 times per week; from 30 to 60 minute sessions; for 3-6 months (all dependent on recommendations made in the child’s plan of care).
Parental involvement and caregiver education / training is strongly encouraged / recommended in order to facilitate carryover of newly acquired skills into the natural / home environment.