Full Speech, Language & Communication Assessment Appointment
A full assessment involves all areas of the child’s speech, language and communication being assessed as applicable. It can take up to 1 hour 30 minutes. Verbal feedback will always be given. A full written report is an optional extra (£55).
Booking an Assessment Appointment
A full assessment involves all areas of the child’s speech, language and communication being assessed as applicable. It can take up to 1 hour 30 minutes. Verbal feedback will always be given. A full written report is an optional extra (£55). Sometimes it is not necessary, it depends really on the purpose of the assessment. If it’s just for you as a parent to see how you can support your child’s speech and language development more at home, then verbal feedback and demonstrating ideas may be enough. If you are keen for your child’s pre-school or school to support too, then they may find a full written report useful with some suggested targets or advice and recommendations. Following an assessment, next step advice will be given including any onward referrals that might be needed (e.g. hearing to be checked). It may be important for me to liaise with pre-school or school staff too at this stage.
As a therapist, I prefer to do my own assessments, even if the child had an assessment recently by another speech therapist. It is an opportunity for me to really get to know your child and see how they find the tasks. I learn a lot about the child’s speech and language needs this way, as well as their personality, so I am able to best plan future therapy sessions accordingly. Please speak to me directly on the phone or email if your child has just had a full assessment and report elsewhere and we can work out the best course of action.
A full assessment costs £195.
If you are certain that your child does not require a full assessment as their only difficulty is perhaps just a few tricky speech sounds, then again, speak to be directly before booking as I may be able to suggest an alternative option to save money.
Assessment sessions take place at my clinic in Bagham Barn, Chilham (CT4 8DU). Occasionally it may be more appropriate for the appointment to take place at home or in pre-school/school, in which case we can discuss this on the phone before booking. The cost may be slightly more to take into account travel times/fuel costs.