Speech and Language Evaluations

Improving Communication Skills for Learning and Social Participation

Understanding the extent of an individual’s communication abilities is important for social and academic success

This two-to-three-hour evaluation includes standardized and informal tests or play-based assessments addressing the student’s language comprehension, verbal expression, and nonverbal communication skills.

CCSN’s evaluators specialize in the assessment of children with a range of communication challenges, including those with: autism spectrum diagnoses and developmental disabilities, language or learning disabilities, auditory processing disorders, neurologic impairments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, phonological disorders, and Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia.

The sequence was deliberate in that we discuss the evaluation/expertise before the specifics of timing.

  • Our speech, language and pragmatic communication evaluation offers a comprehensive assessment of a student’s strengths and weaknesses with the skills necessary for effective communication.
  • Evaluators have specific expertise in the evaluation of children with a range of communication challenges including those with: Autism Spectrum diagnoses and developmental disabilities, Language or learning disabilities, Auditory processing disorders, Neurologic impairments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Phonological disorders, and Developmental verbal dyspraxia
  • The two to three hour evaluation includes standardized tests, as well as informal tests or play-based assessments addressing the student’s understanding of language, verbal expression, and nonverbal communication skills.

Aspects of language that are assessed by standardized measures include:

  • Semantics - vocabulary and meaning of language
  • Morpho-syntactic - grammatical forms
  • Phonological - speech sounds and sound patterns necessary for effective communication and literacy skills
  • Pragmatic - social communication, including verbal and nonverbal means
  • Additional aspects of speech - articulation, prosody, fluency and rate are also comprehensively assessed
  • Examination - of oral and oral-peripheral (face shape, teeth, gums, jaw) structures and functions

Psychological and Diagnostic Evaluations

We offer comprehensive evaluations for individuals with suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders

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Educational Evaluations

Depending on student age and disability, our experts strategize a plan that helps your loved ones meet their academic potential

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Occupational Therapy Evaluations

Specialists evaluate basic motor skills, and the impact that these skills have on self-care performance, academic participation, and general skill development

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Program Evaluations

Our experts perform an on-site review of the viability of the academic, social, behavioral, and adaptive program that the student is receiving

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