Speech Language Evaluation

Speech-Language Pathologists take a look at all facets of communication, including speech and language (see below for specific areas assessed).  Emphasis is placed on functional communication skills, meaning that it is important for Suzanne to hear the client's and caregiver's goals for what they would like to improve, and in what contexts.  Therapy must be meaningful, and I will work as a team with you to figure out what is going on, and how to fix it.  

  • Background and Developmental Information

-Gather information on birth, developmental history of communication and milestones, as well as medical history.

 
  • Caregiver Interview

 -An interview with the caregiver or client will be obtained during the evaluation.

 
  • Assessment and Observation with the Child

-Assessment tools will be selected based on the individual needs of the client.  The evaluation will aim to provide valuable information about the current functioning of the client.

- The following areas may be assessed during a Speech-Language Evaluation:

 

  • ​Articulation

  • Phonology

  • Fluency/Stuttering

  • Voice

  • Expressive language

  • Receptive language

  • Pragmatic (social use of) language

  • Oral/motor structure and function

 
  • Evaluation Report

 

-The evaluation report will include all clinical impressions resulting from the assessments, history, and observations.  Diagnostic results will be shared, as well as recommendations for therapeutic intervention, if warranted.