Your SLP provides a variety of services for children along the entire school-age spectrum…from KG to high school.
All assessments involve an interview and history, review of reports or documentation by previous professionals (if available), informal interview/interaction session with the child, and standardized testing. For younger children with articulation difficulties, a language screening is also administered to rule out language difficulties. For older children, a language battery includes screening of reading and writing skills. For children aged 6-12 who are referred for language difficulties, a test of verbal reasoning may also administered (click here to know more about verbal reasoning).
A brief consult note is provide with each assessment. Reports that may be required for school are not included in the assessment fee. If you require additional documentation, please discuss this with our Intake Coordinator prior to booking an appointment. Please see our Fees tab for more information regarding fees.
Most therapies for school-aged children are face-to-face activities in any of our clinics with a Speech-Language Pathologist or Communicative Disorders Assistant. Virtual therapy is also available if preferred and requested by the family. A therapy plan is highly dependent on specific difficulties discovered through the assessment process. There is no way to predict how long it will take to improve a specific skill, but work at home and parental involvement are crucial to success (read more about this here ).