The first visit
Excel Speech therapy prides itself on using the most up-to-date and modern assessment materials in order to gain the most comprehensive view of clients’ communication skills.
- Assessments are recommended as a starting point to services to allow Julia to understand the client’s communication skills in detail. Assessments involve a combination of approaches including interviews, observation, and formal and informal testing activities. At the end of the assessment, the results are discussed, including strengths and difficulties observed, and whether any areas could benefit from further investigation or therapy intervention. Assessments will normally take 1-1 ½ hours depending on the areas of concern. It is sometimes best to divide the assessment over two sessions.
- Comprehensive reports are provided on conclusion of each assessment including detailed results and therapy goals.
- Parents/Clients will be requested to fill in a questionnaire and further information will be requested throughout the assessment to help achieve a complete picture of each individual service user. If a Speech Pathology assessment has already been completed within the past 12 months, a screening assessment is usually all that is required as opposed to a full standardised assessment.
Feel free to contact Julia to discuss your individual needs.