The first step in getting started is to call (214-636-0871) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Amanda Rollins, MS, CCC-SLP to set up a Speech and Language Evaluation for your child.
Speech and Language Evaluation
A speech and language evaluations are scheduled for 2 hours and typically take 1 hour and 30 minutes - 2 hours. There are typically 2 therapists present in the evaluation. Evaluations include standardized language and articulation testing (if possible) as well as an informal functional communication evaluation where the Speech-Language Pathologist evaluates the child's functional abilities across areas of play, receptive language, expressive language, articulation, social communication skills (pragmatic language), theory of mind, perspective taking, executive functioning skills and more. Oral motor skills, fluency and voice may also be evaluated on an as-needed basis. As a parent you will receive: a Comprehensive Evaluation Report, a Treatment Plan for Individual Therapy and Recommendations for your child within all of their environments. It typically takes about 2 - 4 weeks to complete the full written report; however, we can typically being therapy the following week.
What To Expect During an Evaluation
Evaluations are conducted on site at our Addison office location and will take approximately one to two hours to complete. The first portion of the evaluation consists of the therapist engaging with the child without the parent(s). We are aware that the initial separation from a parent may be difficult for some children. Please allow your therapist the opportunity to handle the situation. Initially, the therapist will take the child back to the therapy room where they will engage in informal play procedures like playing with bubbles, a baby doll, blocks, etc. and formal standardized testing if possible. During the formal standardized testing, the child may look and talk about pictures as well as play with more toys as the therapist directs them. Once the testing procedures are completed, the parent(s) will be asked to join the therapist and the child in the therapy room. At this time, the therapist and/or parent(s) may have questions to ask and the therapist may be giving a brief report on how the child did as well as recommendations. As the therapist and parent(s) talk, this may be a good time for the child to continue playing or eat a quick snack that the parent(s) have brought. All appropriate paperwork and fees will be handled before the child is taken back to the therapy room.
KidSpeak, LLC currently accepts: Cash, Money Order, Checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card. We do not accept medical insurance; however, we do provide you with the codes and information that you need to apply for reimbursement with your insurance for therapy services. Please note that not all of our services are considered “therapy services”; therefore, they are not billed or treated as therapy and will not have these codes.
If a family cancels an evaluation less than 24 hours before the schedule evaluation there is a cancellation charge ($50).