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Speech & Language Assessments

Age Range: 1-25 years

Designed for: Families

Our Speech and Language Assessments explore all areas of speech, language and communication including attention, understanding, expressive language and speech sounds, social interaction and play skills. We use a range of tools including standardised formal assessments and informal observations and activities. The tools we use are selected to specifically support the concerns shared in the parent questionnaire, which is completed by families before attending the assessment. The assessment’s aim is to provide families with strategies and advice on the best next steps for their child.

Speech and Language Assessments can look at:

  • Listening and focus
  • Following instructions
  • Auditory processing
  • Receptive language (e.g. following instructions, understanding words and what people are saying, etc.)
  • Expressive language (e.g. slow to start speaking, grammatical errors, limited spoken language, taking time to think of what they want to say, etc.)
  • Social skills (e.g. conversational skills, interaction with peers, playing with peers, taking turns, etc.)
  • Speech sounds (e.g. speech that is difficult to understand)
  • Stuttering/stammering (e.g. repetition of words, words feel stuck, etc.)
  • Phonological awareness (e.g. difficulty with rhyming, sound awareness, literacy, etc)

Our Process

Step 1

Referral information is collected from parents/carers or school by our admin team and reviewed by our specialist clinicians.

Step 2

The assessment is conducted by a skilled therapist that will utilise a range of standardised assessments, informal observations, informal discussion with parent/carer or teaching staff. Assessment tools are selected by the therapist and are delivered at an appropriate level for the child or young person to access.

Step 3

The clinicians will provide feedback and recommendations for next steps where appropriate.