An assessment is the first step towards understanding your child’s communication abilities, and identifying the areas for improvement – whether it be for speech, language, or social reasons. The process is an opportunity for your questions to be answered and your concerns to be addressed.

Information for the assessment may be gathered through a variety of means, including:

  • formal tests
  • case history
  • questionnaires
  • conversation
  • games
  • activities


The results help determine whether or not therapy is necessary; and if so, then communication goals may be set together to build the right program for you and your child. The assessment process is used to determine a child’s communicative abilities and areas for improvement. The results help to shape individual therapy programs.