A Speech-Language Assessment allows your clinician to take the time necessary to complete a comprehensive evaluation that will determine the best communication strategies for your child. In a Speech-Language Assessment, a registered speech-language pathologist (S-LP) will assess multiple communication domains including articulation, oral motor, receptive language (understanding), expressive language (ability to communicate needs and ideas), fluency, voice and literacy. This assessment may take place over multiple sessions and will include a comprehensive written report and recommendations.
Call Children & Youth Intake
Results in Comprehensive Report
Assessment of Multiple Domains
Recommendations for Communication Needs
The Speech-Language Assessment will:
- Identify client’s current speech and language strengths and needs across multiple communication domains
- Provide recommendations to target client’s identified speech and language needs
- Provide an accurate and current comprehensive speech and language assessment report
The first session will involve an interview session with caregiver(s) to discuss your child and what to expect during the assessment process. During the following sessions the Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) will engage the client in informal/formal assessment tests to determine their strengths and needs. The S-LP will complete a comprehensive report and provide recommendations to improve communication skills. The final session will be a review of the report and discussion with caregiver(s).
The Speech-Language Assessment is appropriate for you and your child if:
- You have a child, aged 4-18.
- You live in Ontario.
- Your child has been diagnosed with autism by a licensed professional.
- Your child has communication needs across 2 or more communication domains that require assessment (articulation, oral motor, receptive language, expressive language, fluency, voice, literacy).
- Your child can sit and maintain attention for an hour, with breaks if needed, to participate in informal/formal assessment tests.
- Your child has not received a recent comprehensive speech-language assessment.