Screenings are intended to lead to a "yes" or "no" decision that a child either may have a communication disorder. The intent of screening tests is not to arrive at a formal diagnosis. The formal diagnosis is determined through an evaluation. If the screening indicates a likelihood of a communication difficulty, the therapist will likely recommend an evaluation. If your child receives an evaluation from us, $30.00 of the screening fee will be applied toward the evaluation fee.
It is not necessary to do a screening prior to an evaluation.
Often, we are able to determine whether an evaluation is a good idea based on a phone conversation with you. Or sometimes parents simply prefer to move straight to an evaluation in order to be sure they are finding out as much as possible about their child's skills.