Speech Language Evaluation

 

An evaluation is a comprehensive assessment using standardized testing measures, informal assessments, observations, and parent/ caregiver report to address your child's speech, language, and/or feeding/swallowing skills depending on your concerns.

A speech evaluation is the assessment of your child's functioning with age appropriate articulation skills, phonological disorders, fluency/stuttering, voice skills, and oral motor functioning.

A language evaluation is the assessment of your child's understanding and usage of age appropriate vocabulary and concepts, ability to follow directions, formation of sentences, usage of grammar structures and social language skills. Reading/spelling skills, as well as, auditory processing skills may be assessed.

A feeding evaluation is the assessment of your child's feeding and swallowing skills conducted through an interview process, an assessment of their oral motor structures, and an observation of feeding to determine their current skill and need for interventions.

How to get started

 

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Call our office to schedule an appointment. We take many insurances and private pay options. A referral from you Primary Care Physician/Pediatrician may be needed for your child's evaluation to be completed. Bilingual evaluations in Spanish and English are available upon request.

If seeking a Speech-Language Evaluation please download our pediatric case history form or bilingual pediatric case history form and bring it with you to your evaluation appointment.

If seeking a Feeding Evaluation please download our pediatric feeding case history form and bring with you to your evaluation appointment.

The Speech-Language Evaluation or Feeding Evaluation will take approximately one hour to complete. Assessments will be administered to determine your child's current level of functioning. Results from the assessment will be reviewed at the end of the evaluation with recommendations for treatment.

The Speech Language Pathologist will write the evaluation and submit to your insurance company for authorization. A copy of the evaluation will be mailed or emailed to you directly. Once insurance authorization has been obtained, you will be contacted by one of our Speech-Language Pathologists to schedule your first appointment.