Speech and Language Screenings:
Speech Therapy is a screening that identifies individuals who are in need of further evaluation.
Basic Speech Therapy Evaluation:
A basic evaluation looks at an individual’s speech and language skills using standardized measures. A Speech Therapy evaluation typically takes one hour, and is followed by a conference the same day to discuss results.
Extended Speech Therapy Evaluation:
An extended evaluation not only looks at speech and language skills, but also assesses for language based learning disorders. This Speech Therapy evaluation is individualized depending on concerns reported by the parent or referrals source. (i.e. school, psychologist, audiologist)
Assessment of Language Based Learning Disorders:
This Speech Therapy evaluation consists of a basic speech-language evaluation plus additional testing to identify specific deficit areas. This evaluation usually involves assessment of reading and writing skills. It may also include testing to examine problem solving skills, memory, phonological awareness skills and reading comprehension skills. This type of evaluation may be recommended when a child is having difficulties in school, specifically with regard to reading, spelling and/or writing skills.
This involves but is not limited to assessment of vocal quality, vocal range and breath support. A physician referral is required for completion of a voice evaluation.
Possible Areas to Assess and Treat:
- Receptive Language
- Expressive Language
- Pragmatic Language
- Phonological Awareness
- Reading Comprehension
- Auditory Processing
- Word Finding
- Oral Mechanism Exam
- Cognitive Linguistics: memory, attention, problem solving, and reasoning
Speech Therapy Services:
Treatment Plans are designed from the therapist’s interpretation from the results of the evaluation. Speech Therapy is designed to meet each client’s individual needs. Our therapy programs also involve client specific home programs to further enhance and maximize the therapy process. Read our article to learn more about Speech Milestones.
A referral or order from your primary care physician is usually needed for these services. Please call 901.761.0021 for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org