Evaluations and assessments are provided to determine what the individual needs to do to improve his/her communication skills. The assessment is the initial phase of the treatment process. The evaluation can include assessment of one or more of the following:
Depending on the severity of the communication difficulties, the assessment may be completed in one visit or it may require several sessions. Assessment of skills and performance also occurs as an ongoing process during therapy. Initial assessments provide information regarding strengths and weaknesses and allow the speech language pathologist to choose appropriate goals for the client. A report summarizing the results of the assessment will be provided to the family.