Speech and Language Evaluations Aren’t So Bad!

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Are you concerned about your child’s speech, language, feeding, reading, or social skills?

Have others (family, friends, teachers, or Pediatricians) expressed concern about your child’s development?

Has your child received speech and language therapy in the past and you want to make sure they are on track?

Is your child struggling in school?

We understand that getting your child evaluated for speech and language therapy can be a stressful and scary experience! That’s why we at TALK have created a family friendly three-part evaluation system:

1.     You will first talk with one of our directors or coordinators over the phone. She will try to answer all your questions as well as explain TALK’s evaluation and therapy approach.

2.     If you decide to schedule an evaluation with us, we’ll email you a client history form for you to fill out and bring with you to the evaluation. At the evaluation, we’ll spend about forty minutes screening your child in all areas of speech and language. Your child will simply play and chat with us as we do a few structured tasks. The more comfortable and relaxed your child is, the more we get to see!

3.     Right after the evaluation, we spend at least half an hour discussing our observations with you. We’ll answer all your questions and provide recommendations regarding ongoing therapy. From there, we’re happy to try to put you on our schedule or have you go home, think about next steps, and discuss our findings with your family, friends, and teachers.

If you would like to schedule an evaluation or just have questions, please contact our office at (650) 344-9961.

Alexia Mazzone