What does a Speech and Language screening consist of?

A speech and language screening consists of a 30-minute assessment of your child’s speech (how he/she pronounces sounds) and language (following directions, answering questions, processing information, naming vocabulary etc.), observing play and social interactions, as well as reading and writing abilities, if appropriate for your child’s age. This allows the therapist to get an initial impression of your child’s abilities and to make further recommendations for a full evaluation, if needed, and for frequency and duration of therapy services. Referrals for occupational therapy screenings are also made should any concerns arise during the speech and language screening.

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