Comprehensive speech-language evaluations are done to determine if there is a speech and/or language impairment or deficit and if therapy is appropriate at this time. Evaluations may include interviews, questionnaires, observations, checklists, language samples, and standardized assessments. Areas of assessment can include articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and pragmatic language. A meeting will be scheduled to explain the results of the assessment. A report will also be given outlining areas of strength and weakness.
This graphic shows when speech sounds are typically developed.
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