Have you been on a waiting list for a Speech Pathology Assessment?
Young children’s minds can’t wait for specialised corrective Speech Pathology support. Early intervention is essential to correct any problems that are occurring in children’s speech and language development. Speech Pathology Screening assessments are essential to identify any issues early in your child’s speech and language development.
Are you worried if your child’s communication skills will be ready for school?
Children’s communication skills are essential for not only learning capabilities but also confidence for classroom success and developing relationships with friends. Children who have problems with communication need support early.
What do you get with your Quick-Simple Screen assessment:
Save on the expense of Comprehensive Speech and Language Assessments which may not be needed
Your child will be given their own COMPLIMENTARY GIFT at their screen assessment to help them
learn their 46 speech sounds ready to prepare them for foundation skills for speaking and literacy.
Valued at $15.00, the A3 laminated Desk-Helper or Wall poster can be used to help your child in their early skills when learning their alphabet letters and what phonic speech sound matches that letter. As part of the Phonic All Star – Teach Me Speech Sounds Kit, the poster is essential for all children as a kick start to early school reading and spelling. If you child is struggling to develop the vital neurological functions to acquire their speech sounds accurately, they may be at risk later for challenges in learning to read, spell and write. Our quick test, evaluates their “speech sound keyboard” is all operational at the sound and then word level to pass that test that school entry will require.
Our Speech Pathology Screening Assessments can help to identify early risk factors that may result in:
What skills will your Speech Pathologist be evaluating at the Screen Assessment?
Click on the tabs below to see what areas your experienced and qualified Speech Pathologist will be examining and why at the Speech Pathology Screening Assessments:
To perceive, listen and interpret the sounds
in the world and which ones make up the
speech sounds of their language
(ie. 46 speech sounds for Australian English)
and how to hear these as words
and sentences among the other sounds heard in the outside world.
From birth, your child is developing the listening machinery that enables skills to hear and process spoken information of speech sounds, words and sentences in contrast to the sounds that they may hear in their environment.
Your child’s mind needs to synthesis this competently to acquire accurate speech sounds and language functions. These skills are vital for suitable development of literacy skills for reading and spelling.
Some children who are older than 6 years may be recommended to have further evaluation from a Central Auditory Processing assessment from an Audiologist to further understand their mind internal components for communication.
A simple sound and word test can identify any early auditory processing at risk features in your child’s listening function before this has a secondary impact on the development of their sounds and learning of words and sentences. Auditory inattention, poor sensory integration and poor concentration can be some of these factors.
To speak and assign a series of speech sounds
in ordered strings to indicate words.
Each speech sound (eg. tuh, sss, fff, rrr) transfers speech motor muscle information
to the articulators being the lips, tongue, jaw, soft palate, voice and breath.
Between the ages of 3-7 years, your child will be showing steps and stages in their development of their mind’s inner speech sound keyboard. This speech sound processor links to your child’s speech muscle movement patterns and determines which sounds will be used in the words that are said.
If identified early, these challenges can prevent words being stored in a faulty manner in your child’s “word library” that can lock into their sentences making speech correction challenging if left too late.
It is like their speech sound keyboard can have difficulties in wiring the programs to the individual text files and documents created pages of faulty words and sentences that can take lots of effort to correct.
To interpret and to understand
a series of words constructed in different word order (syntax)
that indicate sentences and what those sentences mean.
The ability to hold spoken information in the mind to process
the content accurately and then to comprehend this information as meaningful.
To verbally compile a series of words
into structured sentences using word order rules (syntactic rules) and
grammar to create sentences to express thoughts and comments.
Verbal expression involves developing an extensive vocabulary bank.
It also involves understanding how to interact using questions and
how to use these language structures functionally in conversation with others.
As they grow older, your child’s ability to speak in sentences develops specific grammatical features based on their age by which we see a natural order of errors as your child learn to acquire the complexity of English language by their school years.
They also show stages of development in the syntactic development of how they say their structures of sentences based on the order of words and the connecting words they use to join their sentences and clauses.
To learn the subtle social skills
for interactions with others for specific needs
and functions during those interactions.
The ability to interpret and communicate non-verbal communication functions
that establish purposeful interactions with others
across various settings, relationships and roles.
As Speech Pathologists, we understate the importance that well developed social skills have on building positive experiences with personal relationships, academic success and also later in a person work life and career
What does all this cost?
Full One hour formal assessments can cost up $240 or more. These are not always required, so we wanted to provide a short, easy screen assessment.
Your child will be issued with a Speech Pathology report card at the time of their screen assessment
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What about Reading, Writing and Spelling?
We can check your child’s early literacy foundations. We offer a 30 minute screen extension session for only $50 extra
We are able to offer speech pathology screening assessments to evaluate whether any speech challenges may be impacting your child’s ability to develop reading, spelling and writing skills based on impairments in processing speech sounds and how they synthesis and hold in your child’s mind. We will check your child’s school readiness for:
So how will your Complimentary GIFT help your child?
These Phonic All Star Posters have been developed as a visual support for children with learning challenges.