A speech and language evaluation is performed in order to gain insight regarding your child's speech and language skills, to determine strengths and areas of need, to establish a baseline from which to measure progress, and to develop a tailored treatment plan for intervention. Standardized norm-referenced tests, observational scales, parental input, teacher, medical, and developmental history are used in order to gather information about your child's communication skills. The areas of assessment may include:
receptive language, expressive language, social pragmatic language skills, vocabulary, narrative skills (oral and/or written), motor speech skills, and/or articulation skills.
The School-Age Years...
Therapy programs, individual, and group sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the child. At 1, 2, 3 Speak to ME!, we collaborate with other professionals, work as a team and strive to implement the latest and most effective, evidence-based techniques in our treatment plans. This process and the techniques we use to create a therapeutic strategy that is based on each child’s individual speech and language needs, charting a clear path to success.
Therapy for the younger child is primarily play-based -- helping the child to learn and to use language within functional activities. An older child may need a combination of various styles of therapy in order to address specific speech and language difficulties that may be impacting overall communication and academic performance.