Comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluation

A comprehensive evaluation determines the basis for difficulties in understanding and using speech and language skills in school, at home, or during recreational or social situations. The Speech and Language Pathologist analyzes the student’s strengths and areas of need through administration of a carefully selected set of standardized test measures, as well as clinical observation and informal assessment. Specific areas addressed within a comprehensive evaluation may include articulation and speech skills, verbal expression, listening and reading comprehension, written language, and higher-level reasoning/language skills. Special attention is given to issues that affect academic performance. Following the evaluation, parents receive a detailed report which includes a profile of their child’s assessment results, a summary of strengths as well as areas for improvement, and recommendations for services. Parents may schedule a meeting with the evaluating Speech and Language Pathologist to review results and discuss recommendations.