Should I get a speech and language therapy assessment?

  • Children all learn to talk at different rates and some children develop more quickly than others.
  • We do know however that there are ‘typical’ ages by which we expect children to have developed certain skills.
  • There are some children that struggle with learning to talk, understand or communicate generally and they will need extra help with this.
  • If you are at all concerned about the way your child is talking or understanding please contact me to discuss your concerns.
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What will the assessment involve?

  • An assessment session will typically last between an hour to an hour and a half.
  • I will start by talking to you about your child’s early history and development and gathering some information about your concerns.
  • The assessments I use will look at the way your child understands language, how well they are talking and which sounds they are able to use in their speech, as well as their communication in general.
  • I will use play, observations and published assessments to get an accurate account of your child’s strengths and any areas that they find difficult.

At the end of the session I will then tell you how your child is doing, and whether I feel your child needs to get some extra help with their speech and language development.

If you wish this will then be written into a report that I will get to you within a week after the requested.