Not Sure Yet if Your Child Can Benefit from Therapy?

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Maybe you are wondering why your child is not yet talking like his/her peers. Or you have a doctor’s prescription for Speech Evaluation/Therapy, but you haven’t found the right Speech Therapist yet. Or you are not happy with the results of your child’s initial evaluation and you are looking for a second opinion. Whatever the case may be, I am here to answer your questions. Contact me for a FREE 30-minute consultation with no commitment.

Not Sure Yet if Your Child Can Benefit from Therapy?

Get Started with a FREE 30-Minute Consultation

Maybe you are wondering why your child is not yet talking like his/her peers. Or you have a doctor’s prescription for Speech Evaluation/Therapy, but you haven’t found the right Speech Therapist yet. Or you are not happy with the results of your child’s initial evaluation and you are looking for a second opinion. Whatever the case may be, I am here to answer your questions. Contact me for a FREE 30-minute consultation with no commitment.

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The Evaluation Process

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A good speech and language evaluation must be thorough and comprehensive and needs to make you feel confident that the results are accurate. During the assessment, the therapist firsts ask the parents to fill out the “Case History Questionnaire” and consent formsOnce completed, the therapist interviews them to better understand their concerns and learn about the child’s history, starting at pregnancy.

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After that, we conduct a clinical observation during a free play activity with either the parents or siblings. If possible, we will do a second clinical observation at school or the daycare center. The goal is to assess the language potential of the child in different contexts. This is where we gather information regarding the child’s ability to communicate spontaneously with those who he or she is most comfortable with. 

With the parents’ permission I will record these interactions and later transcribe the child’s speech utterances. This is called a Spontaneous Language Sample. These evaluation activities will help me determine the areas of need. If the area of need is on speech production, I will use tests to check for possible speech articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, stuttering, voice disorders, or oral-motor issues

If the area of need is language development, I will use tests that evaluate the level of language comprehension and expression in terms of vocabulary, grammar, social pragmatic skills. At the end of this evaluation process, I will write a report and sit with the parents to explain the results.

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Catch any delays early enough by participating in a secure online research-based screening. It’s Free! It will help you find out if your 9-to-36-month-old child is on track for social communication (e.g., facial expressions, vocalizations, gestures) and language development.

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