Speech and Language Assessment

At Spectrum we undertake a comprehensive assessment of your child’s communication skills.

Assessments can involve formal standardised tests, dynamic assessments using play, conversation and other strategies. Observation of your child’s interactions and communication with others (eg. peers, family members) and questionnaires and profiles.

These assessments allow us to gain a deeper understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses and enable us to tailor programs that focus on the unique challenges your child is facing. Our assessments cover:

  • Receptive language (what your child understands of spoken language)
  • Expressive language (your child’s use of sentences and grammar)
  • Pragmatic language (how your child uses language in a social context to interact with others)
  • Play skills
  • Literacy and phonological skills (the developmental of reading, writing and spelling skills)
  • Fluency of speech
  • Articulation (the clarity of your child’s speech)

We will also use information gathered from other professionals who know your child, including teachers, psychologists, doctors and other members of your child’s team to formulate a complete picture. If you have concerns about your child’s communication, social, friendship or academic skills please call us today to book an appointment with one of our therapists.

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