Evaluations and Screenings

Screening

A speech-language screening comprises of assessing a child’s articulation, fluency, voice, and language skills to determine if there is a need for further evaluation. The screening usually lasts from 10-20 minutes followed by a short analysis of the results.  Screenings are free of charge if conducted at NJ STEPS.

Evaluation

A speech-language evaluation is performed when there are concerns regarding the development of your child’s communication and/or speech production skills. A comprehensive evaluation examines your child’s pre-linguistic skills, speech, expressive and receptive skills.  To do a proper evaluation we use industry validated diagnostic tools along with informal clinical observations to thoroughly assess your child.   Based on the results of the formal and informal evaluation, a diagnosis is made and a personalized treatment plan is developed.