A speech assessment will look different depending on your child’s age and needs. An assessment for a younger child will be based on parent report, observations and an informal play based assessment. Your speech therapist will look at play skills, social communication skills, expressive and receptive language. An assessment with an older child might also be play based but will likely involve the use of standardized testing.

Therapy sessions aim to target different speech and language goals through fun and motivating activities. Some sessions are more play based and others might be more structured depending on child’s age and attention span. Sessions and goals will always be reviewed with caregivers and at home practice will be provided at the end of every session.

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