Evaluations

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What are Evaluations?

The Child Inspired will complete a thorough evaluation of your child’s speech, language and communication skills. This will include a review of developmental history, standardized and non-standardized assessments and observations.

What are Evaluations?

The Child Inspired will complete a thorough evaluation of your child’s speech, language and communication skills. This will include a review of developmental history, standardized and non-standardized assessments and observations.

Who Needs This Service?

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7-12 Months

  • Enjoys games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake
  • Turns and looks in direction of sounds
  • Responds to own name
  • Recognizes words. for common items such as “cup”, “shoe”, “book”
  • Begins to respond to requests (e.g. “Give me”)
  • Uses a large variety of sounds ain babbling
  • Uses speech or non-crying sounds to get and keep attention
  • Uses gestures to communicate (waving, holding arms to be picked up)
  • Imitates different speech sounds
  • Has 1-3 meaningful words (hi, dog, dada, mama)

1-2 Years Old

  • Asks and answers WH-questions (“Where kitty?” “What’s that?”)
  • Puts two words together (“more cookie,” “no juice,” “mommy book”)
  • Is approximately 25 -50% intelligible to strangers
  • Understands “no”
  • Points to body parts
  • Gives a toy when asked

2-3 Years Old

  • Understands differences in meaning (“go-stop,” “in-on,” “big-little,” “up-down”)
  • Follows 2-part commands (“Get the book and put it on the table”)
  • Understands 500 – 900+ words
  • Requests items by name
  • Uses 2 – 4 word phrases
  • Maintains topic over several conversational turns
  • Uses k, g, f, t, d, and n sounds
  • Produces 50 – 250+ words
  • Is approximately 50 – 75% intelligible

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3-4 Years Old

  • Understands function of objects
  • Understands opposites
  • Follows 2 and 3 part commands
  • Answers simple “who?”, “what?”, “where?”, and “why?” questions
  • Uses language to express emotion
  • Relates recent events
  • Uses mostly nouns and verbs
  • Uses 4 – 5 word sentences
  • Usually talks easily without repeating syllables or words
  • Is approximately 80% intelligible

4-5 Years Old

  • Pays attention to a short story and answers simple questions about them
  • Uses sentences of 4 – 8 words with adult-like grammar
  • Tells stories that stay on topic
  • Communicates easily with other children and adults
  • Answers complex 2-part questions
  • Is intelligible with strangers although some sound errors may persist

5-6 Years Old

  • Accurately relays a story or an event
  • Exchanges information and asks questions
  • Uses sentences with details
    Follows instructions given to a group
  • Asks how questions
  • Begins to demonstrate sequencing abilities (days of the week)
  • Answers open-ended questions (“What did you have for lunch today?”)

What does the process look like?

Prior to your child’s evaluation, you will receive intake paperwork that will provide us with information about your child’s medical history and their speech and language development. This will help us plan for the session to make the most out of your time. Evaluations typically last 45 minutes to an hour. After the evaluation, we will analyze the results and create a plan for treatment. 

1

Complete intake paperwork

Share your child’s medical history and speech and language development

2

Evaluation Session

We will complete an in-person evaluation that typically lasts 45 minutes to an hour

3

Create a plan for treatment

After the evaluation session, we create a custom plan of treatment based on your child’s needs