Speech therapy assessments are usually comprised of formal testing and informal testing. Formal testing may include tools such as standardized assessments, while informal testing may include caregiver/client interviews and usually use methods that are more flexible and adaptable.
Parents, caregivers, and teachers should have opportunities to provide input about an individual’s skills when a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is completing a comprehensive assessment. This post covers what types of questions SLPs can ask parents, caregivers, and teachers.
More AAC assessment tools have become available in recent years (and they keep growing!). One thing to take note of is that dynamic assessment is key for best practice when evaluating the pediatric population. In this post, we also share links to various AAC evaluation and progress measures.
An individual has a voice disorder when their vocal pitch, quality, and/or loudness are different from what is expected. Many children who have voice disorders can improve these features through treatment from a speech-language pathologist (SLP).
This Q & A is with an audiologist. Amanda talks about her work as a pediatric audiologist, gives advice for parents and caregivers, and shares how she works with SLPs!
Many individuals with autism or development disabilities have pragmatic language delays or disorders. Read more to find out how to support their development in this area!