Speech Pathology services aim to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing issues. Communication issues may include difficulties comprehending and generating spoken and written language, listening and retention of information, stuttering and fluency issues, social and self advocacy skills, and vocal quality. Speech Pathologists support people to reach their potential in a range of environments such as schools, the community and the workplace through delivering engaging and meaningful evidence based treatments including augmentative and alternative forms of communication (AAC). Speech Pathologists can provide support for a range of people including those with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries and degenerative disorders and hearing loss.
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Our Speech Pathology sessions are run at our Piara Waters Headquarters, 5C/11 Erade Drive, Piara Waters, Perth WA.
For more information on this service please see below, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech and Language Assessment (for 3 years – 6 years and 11 months)
The Calm and Connected Speech and Language Assessment uses the CLEF-3* which measures the child’s language and communication ability as well as strengths and areas for further development. It can be used as a tool for providing education recommendations for intervention or curriculum modification. The assessment focuses on sentence comprehension, grammar, expressive vocabulary, following directions, recalling information and basic concepts to provide information regarding expressive (oral) and receptive (understanding) language.
As part of the assessment the child’s speech sounds will also be assessed using the Fisher Atkin articulation survey of speech sounds.
*Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Preschool-3 Australian and New Zealand Standardised Addition
Speech and Language Assessment (for 5 years – 21 years and 11 months)
The Calm and Connected Speech and Language assessment uses the CLEF-5* which measures a child or young adult’s language and communication strengths and areas for further development. It can be used as a tool for providing education recommendations for intervention or curriculum modification. The assessment focuses on grouping words together, following directions, creating sentences, recalling sentences, understanding spoken paragraphs, organising sentences and relationships between sentences. This provides information on the child’s expressive language (oral), receptive language (understanding) and the use of language.
If requested further assessment can be completed for phonological awareness skills can be assessed e.g. letter to sound knowledge, blending and segmenting. This relates to the child’s ability to spell, read and write.
*Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Australian and New Zealand 5th Addition
What to expect?
The assessment will be up to 1.5 hours of face to face assessment as well as an estimated 2 hours of reporting. Assessment and reporting times may vary and will be charged at an hourly rate. Any additional charges will be discussed.
What happens after the assessment and report?
The speech therapist will follow up with a phone call appointment (or in person if you prefer) to discuss results and develop a therapy plan if required.