Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age. Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an important part of well-child health care.
Often at a Speech and Language Screening the following abilities are assessed:
- Receptive Language
- Expressive Language
- Articulation and Phonology
- Pragmatic Language Skills
A standardized assessment tool is used to conduct the screening. Screenings are non-invasive. The children will perceive what they are doing as play. The screening asks questions and gives the child things to observe, think about, and then respond to verbally.
Screenings are often performed quickly and are completed in approximately 20 minutes.
Children who do not pass the screening will be recommended to receive further assessment and evaluation.
Speech and language development is important for learning and communicating with others. Early assessment and treatment of speech and language delays and disorders makes a big difference in prognosis.
Speech Language Pathology in Motion periodically offers FREE Speech and Language Screenings. Contact us for more information by phone at (631) 479-3393 ex 3, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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