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Speech Therapy Evaluation
What does an ST evaluation look like?
We conduct parent interviews, complete standardized, non-standardized tests, complete language sampling, and make clinical observations. Prior to coming in, families will complete paperwork about their child’s medical history, birth/development, and areas of concern. Families may also complete questionnaires specific to their area(s) of concerns in order to give us a better understanding of your child’s strengths/areas for growth. The evaluations are all child specific and testing materials are based upon parent concerns, clinical observations, and developmental age. We assess oral motor abilities, articulation, language (expressive, receptive and social/ pragmatic), feeding/swallowing, speech fluency, and vocal production.
After the initial evaluation is completed we conduct a parent conference. During this time we will go over reports, goals, questions, concerns, and plan of care.
Therapy is based upon results of the initial evaluation.
What does an ST session in the clinic look like?
Speech Therapy sessions are one on one sessions. All of our speech therapists are licensed in the state of Texas. Therapy sessions can look very different for each child depending on their unique communication needs. A play based model is generally used with younger children. Short term goals are addressed in each session through a variety of modalities including but not limited to motivating activities, games, and/or exercises.
School Advocacy for ST
What does school advocacy for ST look like?
Working with the school to provide school based services to the highest and most efficient manner possible. School and private ST can look different, but taking a team approach to every child is imperative to generalization of skills. We review the school ST evaluation, goals, implementation and/or school minutes. We can meet with the parents and child to assure goals are in line with skills and attend the ARD meeting to help with communication and quality of care across settings.
What does a home visit look like?
Home visits are often very beneficial for helping children generalize skills and empowering parents to facilitate improved communication in their home and/or a community setting. These sessions are individualized to each child and based upon their Speech Therapy evaluation. We try to address areas of need such as communicating wants/needs related to home routines, safety/strategies for feeding, parent education, and communication strategies to use and implement in the home/ community settings. We can also assist with setting up AAC devices and assisting with generalizing these skills outside of the clinic.