Assessment of Comprehension and Expression
This is a picture assessment to assess the understanding and use of language in children aged 6-11 years.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication assessment
An assessment will take place to assess a child’s mobility, language levels, social communication skills and motivation in order to decide which form of AAC (mode of alternative communication) is most appropriate for a child.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
This assessment is administered by multiple professionals and assesses a child's social communication, imagination and play. The results from this assessment will indicate whether a diagnosis of autism is appropriate.
Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
This formal standardised picture based assessment assesses a child's understanding and use of language. It can provide useful information on the different aspects of language development.
An assessment will take place in order to identify any eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in a child.
Expressive language assessment
There are many ways of assessing a child’s use of language. This can either be through a formal assessment or informally through play activities for younger children.
A multidisciplinary assessment is any assessment that involves more than one professional to draw conclusions from an assessment of a child with more complex difficulties.
New Reynell Developmental Language Scales
The New Reynell Developmental Language Scales helps identify any language understanding or expression difficulties in a child aged 3-7 years.
An observation of a child’s communication skills can provide useful information on the child’s communication and language in different environments and with different people.
Pre-school Language Scales
The pre-school language scales is a comprehensive assessment that identifies and comprehension and expression difficulties in children from pre-school. It uses a variety of colourful pictures and real objects.
Receptive language assessment
There are many ways of assessing a child’s understanding of language. This can either be through a formal assessment or informally through play activities for younger children.
Some of our assessment options are available over Skype. This is useful for those who are unable to reach the clinic or school environment.
Social communication assessment
Different tools can be used to assess a child’s social communication skills with their peers and others.
South Tyneside Assessment of Phonology
This is a useful assessment that assesses a child’s speech sound in single words through a series of pictures. It helps the speech and language therapist to identify any difficulties a child may have in their production of speech.
South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structure
This allows the speech and language therapist to identify children who may have difficulty in structuring their sentences.
There are many different speech assessments available that assess the child’s ability to produce certain sounds in all word positions and in short phrases.
A stammering assessment will allow the speech and language therapist to identify the type of stammer a child has and the potential causes of the stammer. This will help the speech and language therapist to devise ways to reduce a child's stammer.
Test of Abstract Language Comprehension
This is a colourful assessment that allows the speech and language therapist to assess a child’s understanding of language that is not obvious and concrete. It assesses the child's ability to draw information from language to make prediction and assumptions.
A voice assessment will allow a speech and language therapist to identify the nature of a child’s voice disorder and the potential causes of this.
We provide both formal and informal assessments at SLT for Kids. Formal assessments are those that provide information on how a child progresses overtime and where they compare to their average age group. They are also useful in identifying whether the child may have a delay or disorder in comparison to their age group. Formal assessments can be very informative as to what therapy or treatment programme can be carried out to benefit the child.
Informal assessments are devised by the speech therapist and are much more flexible than formal assessments as they can assess a child's speech, language and communication in different environments and in ways to suit them. For some children, informal assessments may benefit them as they are allowed the best opportunity to achieve what they are most able. They are very specific to your child but do not allow an objective view on where the child is in comparison to their peers.
An assessment appropriate to you will be chosen by our speech and language therapists based on your needs, goals and the child. All of our assessments are carried out by a qualified and experienced speech and language therapists.