We use a standardized empirically validated parent-report questionnaire to help assess pragmatic language development in 18- to 47-month-old children. This assessment helps identify children with delays in pragmatic language development (i.e., the use of language in a broad variety of everyday settings and in interaction with other people) compared to children of the same sex and age in months; to identify children whose expressive language skills should be further evaluated with a comprehensive speech and language assessment. We mail you the questionnaire, you fill it out, mail it back to us & we score it, provide you with the results, and schedule a 30 minute phone consultation.
Includes a one-hour meeting where we meet you and your child, review previous reports, testing, etc, discuss your concerns, and we produce a one page report with professional impressions and recommendations. A consultation is helpful if you need advice about the next steps, and/or is appropriate for a child who has already had an evaluation done recently (e.g., through EI or CPSE). We can also observe your child, supplementing an evaluation. We recommend a Mini or Full-Evaluation if the individual has not yet been evaluated, if the individual needs updated goals, and/or you need an ICD-10 code, when appropriate.
Includes a one-hour assessment, where we meet you and your child, review previous reports, testing, etc., and we produce between a 1.5 to 3 page report with professional impressions, recommendations, and speech language goals (if needed). Mini- evaluations are recommended as an initial evaluation if concerns are limited to one area (e.g., articulation, expressive language) and/or if the individual needs updated speech language goals. If the child has one or two speech sound errors, e.g. difficulties with production of /r/ or /l/, we won’t need to perform a full articulation assessment. We can furnish an ICD-10 code with a Mini-Evaluation if the child has mild articulation concerns or if the child has an expressive language delay, particularly when the child is under 4 years of age. If your concerns involve more than one area of concern, e.g. expressive and receptive language individuals, expressive language and articulation, if the child is older than 4 and has either expressive and/or receptive language delays, language learning difficulties (any age), we typically recommend a Full Evaluation, particularly when you need an ICD-10 code for insurance policies.
$300-$350 for Articulation or Fluency (Stuttering)
$300-$400 for Literacy or Feeding
$400-$700 for Language (expressive and receptive or expressive), Language and Literacy, or Language/Literacy/Articulation etc. We typically recommend a Full Evaluation for expressive language when the child is 4 years and older.
All of our Full-Evaluations occur over one visit at a quiet space in your home. Your child will be given breaks. Occasionally, we are unable to complete our testing due to a reluctant child unable to complete the testing within the appropriate amount of time allowed for assessments. We reserve the right to charge an additional $125 to schedule a follow-up appointment at your home to complete the testing when these circumstances arise.
This includes a phone consultation, a 1 to 2.5 hour assessment where we meet you and your child, and produce a three to six page report including professional impressions, recommendations, and goals. Results are discussed over the phone or in person, if the data is scored at time of the assessment, during the scheduled evaluation. If a parent requests a follow-up meeting to discuss the results in person, this will be billed as a Consult, and a school observation is considered a Consultation. Full evaluations are recommended if you are concerned about any of the following: expressive language (vocabulary, grammar, social use), listening skills, pre-literacy, literacy, social and play skills, fluency, e.g. stuttering, voice, and feeding development. We can furnish an ICD-10 code, if the individual has a significant delay or a disorder. A full evaluation is also needed for private CPSE and CSE evaluations. For an ICD-10 code related to literacy, e.g. dyslexia, we recommend that you follow-up with additional testing performed by a psychologist.