Assessment and Treatment
Assessment can include information gathering from parents, families and others involved in the child’s life and building on what is already known about the child from teachers or previous therapies.
An assessment can include establishing the level of:
- understanding of spoken language and body language
- expression through speaking and body language
- production and use of sounds
- ability to use language in a social context
- play skills
- eating, drinking and swallowing
This may include formal and informal assessment, such as using a specific test or observing a child while engaging in play or a conversation.
Once the assessment is completed, the therapist will develop a Treatment Plan with specific long- and short-term goals. Therapy commences and the parents or caregivers are regularly informed and guided in how to continuously support their child’s development.