Speech Assessments

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Speech Assessments for Children at Biala

Biala Peninsula offers a range of Speech Pathology assessments and reports for children aged 0-12 years. Assessments used will be determined by the clinician based on your child’s presenting concerns and capacity to participate during their assessment session/s. A combination of formal assessment tools as well as clinician observation may be required. Areas of communication assessment may include:

A language assessment refers to how a child uses words and sentences to express themselves (expressive language) and how they understand, and process spoken and written language (receptive language).

Assessments may include:  CELF-5, CELF-P3 PLS-5, Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale, STASS, Renfrew Action Picture Test (RAPT), Bus story.

Speech Sounds:
A speech sound assessment refers to how a child makes sounds when they speak, focusing on correctly pronouncing words so they are easily understood by others.

Assessments may include: DEAP, Fisher Atkin Articulation Survey.

Social Communication:
A social communication assessment refers to how the child is using language effectively to interact with others in different social situations.

Assessments may include: CELF-5 Pragmatics Profile.

Literacy Skills:
An assessment of literacy skills refers to the child’s ability to recognise letter sounds, read and write effectively.

Assessments may include: SPAT-R.

Fluency and Voice:
Fluency and voice production will be monitored during the assessment process.

Assessments typically include

Initial Consultation: Background information and concerns are gathered from the child’s parent/caregiver (and teacher, when relevant).

Assessment: Assessments are conducted with the child in the clinic. Questionnaires or checklists may also be completed by the parent/caregiver and teacher.

Speech Pathology Report: A comprehensive Assessment Report will be written by the Speech Pathologist, including results, recommendations and strategies.

Feedback: The Speech Pathologist provides feedback to the parent/caregiver (and educational setting, if relevant) regarding their child’s result, discusses recommendations, and answers any questions and concerns that arise.

To find out more

If you would like to find out more about our Speech Pathology assessment services and how we can support your child, please contact our reception on (03) 5975 1820 or complete the contact form below and we will contact you. If you are an existing client you may also want to speak to your Biala Therapist / Early Childhood Practitioner.

For further information about NDIS, our services, and how we may be able to help you, please contact us.

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