Getting Started

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What happens during Speech-Language, Cognitive, and Voice Evaluations? Prior to the Evaluation: Parents complete a questionnaire regarding their concerns and the child’s medical, developmental, and educational history. We will request medical information from the child’s pediatrician, and may also request information from other medical or educational professionals who have evaluated the child. During the Evaluation: Your child’s medical, developmental, and educational history is carefully reviewed. Parents are interviewed regarding their concerns and the child’s history. This information helps the Speech-Language Pathologist identify areas to evaluate more closely. A variety of methods, including formal and informal tests, observation, parent/caregiver interview, and play-based activities will be used to evaluate your child’s speech, language, cognition, and voice. Selection of testing methods is based on your child’s individual needs. Parents are encouraged to observe during the evaluation. Following the Evaluation: Initial results of the evaluation and recommendations are reviewed with you (and your child if age appropriate). A written report detailing evaluation results will be mailed to your home and to your child’s physician (if requested).