As part of a comprehensive evaluation, Sarah will use standardized assessment measures along side information from clinical observations and parent interviews to assess your child’s skills in areas of concern. See below for potential areas assessed.
Comprehensive Speech & Language Evaluation (2 hours)
Speech Evaluation (1 hour)
Each individual therapy session is 45 minutes and will target areas of need. Therapy is designed to be specific to your child and progresses in a systematic way to ensure that your child acquires new skills, generalizes these skills to a variety of activities, and so that therapy progresses to meet long-term goals. See below for potential areas of intervention.
Speech / Articulation
Motor-based speech disorders - including apraxia and dysarthria
Nasality errors (hyponasality and hypernasality) when not caused by structural abnormalities
Ability to follow directions
Comprehension of language concepts - relative size, quantity, location, temporal, serial concepts, etc.
Ability to answer age-appropriate wh- questions
Comprehension of syntactic elements
Ability to understand how objects, concepts, text passages are related by shared features
Comprehension of paragraphs and longer narratives
Inferencing and verbal reasoning skills
Length of utterances
Ability to use language for a variety of communicative purposes
Use of age-appropriate grammar and morphology
Ability to describe how objects are related by shared features
Ability to formulate sentences
Ability to tell narratives with appropriate organization and detail
Social / Pragmatic Language
Understanding and use of nonverbal communication - eye contact, facial expression, gesture, body language, personal space