Our doctors believe that speech-language evaluation may be vital in determining the origins of struggles children and adolescents experience at home, in school, and at play.
During evaluation, the speech-language pathologist examines the following areas of concern:
- Receptive language, the language he or she understands when spoken to
- Expressive language, the language used by him or her for communication
- Articulation, how he or she makes speech sounds
- Pragmatics, otherwise known as social language
This is what you can expect at the speech-language evaluation:
- Brief clinical interview with parents
- Receptive and expressive language evaluation of the patient
- Articulation evaluation of the patient
- Pragmatics evaluation of the patient
- Scoring, interpretation, and report writing.
This is what you can expect at the speech-language consultation:
- Explanation of observations and scores obtained during evaluation and other data collections measures
- Explanation of diagnoses
- Recommendations and treatment plan development
- Written report detailing the evaluation and consultation appointments will follow this appointment – you will receive it in approximately three weeks.