Typically, children do not outgrow communication difficulties; therefore, early identification and treatment is essential. Many researchers have indicated that children experiencing speech and language acquisition difficulties are also likely to experience frustration and academic difficulties. Because oral and written communication skills are critical to a student’s success in school, it is important to identify students who may need additional classroom instruction in speech and/or language as early as possible.
We offer free screenings at schools to help identify a need as early as possible. Regular screenings are a beneficial way to assess the progress of a child’s development. All children can benefit from having their communication skills screened by a speech-language pathologist, just as they benefit from routine screenings in other areas.
Following the screening, parents and teachers will receive detailed written results with recommendations.
Parents and teachers will have the opportunity to review the results with a speech-language pathologist, ask the therapist questions, and learn how they can support the child’s development.