Speech and language development is important for learning and communicating with others. Early assessment and treatment of speech and language delays and disorders is essential for improving your child’s development. The following abilities are assessed during a speech and language screening:
- Articulation and Phonology
- Expressive/Receptive Language
- Fluency (Stuttering)
- Pragmatic Language Skills/Social Skills
A referral for assessment can come from teachers or parents. After a screening is done and observations have taken place, a recommendation is presented to the parents regarding their child’s individual skills. If it is decided that the child will benefit from speech services, together with the parent and teacher, an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or SP (Service Plan) is written.
If you are interested in receiving a speech and language screening, contact our school office for additional information.