There are a variety of Speech and Language Therapy evaluation methods and tests that are designed to assess different areas of functioning including receptive language, expressive language, articulation, social language development and fluency skills.
All testing is conducted by licensed Speech and Language Pathologists who are trained to administer, score and interpret each test. We encourage parent input before and after any testing is conducted to assure the needs of your child are best served.
Testing conducted is standardized. A child’s performance on each of these tests is compared with the average performance of other children in his or her age group. In addition to these tests, clinical
observations are made of receptive language, expressive language, conversational discourse, articulation skills at all levels, and fluency in various contexts. Also, stimulatability testing and dynamic testing methods are used to determine the level of severity and to determine strategies that may improve ares of difficulty.
The following are some of the most widely used assessments administered during a Formal Evaluation and the ones we currently have available here at Barrett.
Preschool Language Scale, Fifth Edition
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation
Social Language Development Test, Elementary
Stuttering Severity Index
Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)