• Evaluation Of Speech And Language Skills
  • Bilingual Language Evaluation
  • Therapy
  • Consultation

Evaluation Of Speech And Language Skills

If you are concerned about your child’s speech and/or language skills, I can conduct a formal or informal evaluation to determine the need for services, as well as set treatment goals. If your child has underwent a recent evaluation, a new or full assessment may not be necessary.

Bilingual Language Evaluation

When a child is bilingual, it is important to get a quality evaluation by a certified bilingual clinician who speaks the language(s) your child’s speaks and is exposed to. As a multilingual therapist, I am qualified to examine language skills in English, Spanish, Hebrew and French. If your child speaks or is exposed to these languages, I will evaluate his/her language skills using standardized and/or informal assessment measures.
This evaluation will determine if your child’s language is developing typically for a bilingual child (i.e. if your child has a "language difference", in which case therapy is not required). If the evaluation finds that your child has a "language disorder/delay", I will make recommendations for developing his/her language skills in all languages s/he is exposed to. The goal is to build a strong foundation for your child’s language skills. This will allow him/her to be a successful communicator and learner in his home and school environment.

Therapy

I provide therapy in your home or school based on goals developed following the assessment. Treatment session times vary based on the needs of your child, and will likely range between 45 and 60 minutes, on a weekly or biweekly basis. Treatment times include direct therapy, parent consultations, and related paperwork and notes.

Consultation

Consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals (e.g. psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, etc.) is a supplemental service that can be completed to make educational decisions or to promote carryover of SLP strategies outside of the therapy environment. Examples: IEP meetings, preschool or classroom shadowing, parent-teacher conferences, and caregiver training.