There is a $30 fee for screenings
Occupational and Physical Therapy Screenings
The goal of this program is to identify children with fine and gross motor delay so that families facilitate the necessary intervention for their children as early as possible.
The Occupational or Physical Therapist will meet with the parent for a 30 minute session along with the child. This will include a parent interview and an informal observation.
Once the screening is complete and if the child could benefit from therapy then the therapist will suggest services and what is needed.
What is a Speech Therapy Evaluation?
An ASHA and State Certified Speech-Language Pathologist will assess your child incorporating the following tools and assessment in order to best capture the skills and areas of need your child presents with:
- Case history, including medical status, education, socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds and information from teachers and other related service providers
- Patient/client/student and family interview
- Review of auditory, visual, motor, and cognitive status
- Standardized and/or non-standardized measures of specific aspects of speech, spoken and non-spoken language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing function, including observations and analysis of work samples
- Identification of potential for effective intervention strategies and compensations
- Selection of standardized measures for speech, language, cognitive-communication, and/or swallowing assessment with consideration for documented ecological validity and cultural sensitivity
- Follow-up services to monitor communication and swallowing status and ensure appropriate intervention and support for individuals with identified speech, language, cognitive-communication, and/or swallowing disorders
Why is a speech evaluation beneficial?
At Addie’s AutismFITT Club, a certified speech therapist will evaluate your child’s strengths and needs in regards to daily communication skills such as language, speech/phonology, pragmatics, swallowing, voice, fluency, cognitive linguistic skills, and augmentative and adaptive communication. Recommendations are provided for the home, for the child’s school, and any other social arena your child often participates in.
What areas are addressed in speech therapy treatment?
Speech therapy treatment involves many areas of daily living. All therapy goals and treatment plans are personally developed and created based on an individual child’s needs.
- Expressive Language
- Receptive Language
- Pragmatic Language
How does speech therapy help a child?
Speech therapy uses a variety of activities and exercises to encourage, motivate, and enhance the use of communication skills development. The goal of speech therapy is to use meaningful and evidence based treatment activities to strengthen the functional skills needed for daily communication. These skills are ultimately taught to generalize to multiple environments, both social and academic.