What will happen during a speech and language evaluation for my child?

For children under the age of three, parents and children are often invited into the testing office with the speech-language pathologist so the child is not unnecessarily distressed by separation from his/her parents. For children over the age of three, the parents are asked to be present in the testing office for portions of the assessment, but the child is also asked to perform some tasks independent from their parents. All evaluations will include a parent interview and direct assessment of the child within the same appointment. For children under the age of 3, the results of testing and recommendations will also be shared in the same appointment. For children over the age of 3, a separate feedback session with the parents/caregivers may be scheduled.