Comprehensive language and literacy evaluation (Dyslexia)
Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation
Social Communication Disorder evaluation
Stuttering and/or prosody evaluation
Swallowing and/or feeding evaluation
Academic classroom speech and language observation
Preschool speech-language screenings
The evaluation process is lengthy so as to capture all aspects of your child's performance. Evaluations take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the number of areas investigated.
Your child's evaluation will be conducted over a series of several sessions so that the volume of tests can be accommodated and your child's attention span optimized.
The initial evaluation session is scheduled for an hour, which will include a clinical interview with you as the parent(s).
Subsequent evaluation sessions are scheduled for 30 minute increments in order to complete the evaluation. Your child's total evaluation time can be estimated at the end of the first session.
The evaluation fee includes a review of your child's records, the parent clinical review, all tests administered, test analysis, report writing, development of a plan of care and results reporting.
On-site academic observation can be included in your child's evaluation as an additional option.
All language evaluations include a comprehensive analysis of your child's language. An outside transcription service is utilized to transcribe your child's language sample.
Questionnaires are provided to elicit you and your child's teacher(s') observations about your child's speech and language abilities.
With your permission, results can be shared with your child's physician(s), teacher(s) and school speech-language pathologist.
Some insurance plans require a physician order and a pre-authorization for a speech and/or language evaluation and therapy. If required, we will obtain the pre-authorization and/or physician order for your child.
All intake documents must be received by Speech Inspiration prior to setting the first evaluation appointment.
Speech Therapy sessions are offered based on your child's needs that were identified in your child's evaluation.
Parent(s) are highly encouraged to participate and/or observe their child during the therapy session.
Home practice sets are developed and customized for your child using Quizlet, a web-based application. Quizlet is updated throughout the course of your child's therapy session.
Do you offer telepractice speech therapy services? Yes. I can provide telepractice services only in Texas because that is where I am licensed.
How often should my child be evaluated for speech and/or language? Generally, insurance companies ask for an evaluation yearly. On rare occasions, I may evaluate specific areas more often.
Do you accept an evaluation from my child's school speech-language pathologist? It depends. If the evaluation provides enough detail as to the child's strengths and weaknesses and the evaluation is conducted within the current year, then I would consider accepting their evaluation and beginning with implementing their goals as identified in their IEP.