ASL offers a variety of comprehensive, evidence-based assessments to determine your child's current speech and language abilities across one or more areas (e.g., expressive language, articulation, and/or pragmatics). Tools used may include professional observation, parent/teacher consultation, checklists) and/or formal assessment tools (standardized tests, criterion-referenced tests).
- A comprehensive articulation and language assessment tests your child's expressive and receptive language abilities as well as his or her articulation. Assessment time may range from 1-2 hours.
- An articulation assessment tests your child's speech production abilities. Assessment time is typically 1 hour.
- A language assessment tests your child's expressive and receptive language abilities, including grammar, sentence formulation, and understanding of basic concepts. Pragmatic language abilities may also be formally or informally assessed per request. If your child is under the age of 3, a language assessment also includes assessment of play skills, use of gestures, and basic interactions with family members and peers.
Each assessment listed above will render a formal report that will include measurable goals targeting areas of weakness and recommended session frequency.