Assessment


Language Delay

It can be difficult as a parent to determine whether your child has a language delay when comparing to other children of the same age. Generally speaking, if your child is reaching their language milestones much later than their peers, then they would be considered as having a language delay.


It can be considered Language difficulties, if your child has:

  • Difficulty following directionsadult-and-child-therapy-centre favicon
  • Short attention span OR easily distracted
  • Problems with reading/spelling
  • Poor vocabulary development
  • Trouble sharing stories OR gets the sequence of the events in the story wrong

These can be some of the signs that your child/teenager is having difficulty with their Reception and Expressive Language. Receptive Language Skills means your child’s understanding of the language used by others in conversation, while Expressive Language Skills is how your child uses words/ sentences to express himself/ herself and get his/ her message across.

At Adult & Child Therapy Centre, we will offer assessment, diagnose and put in place a therapeutic plan.


A child should begin to use their first words between 12 and 18 months. A child of 24 months who has less than 50 words would be considered delayed. Our Speech and Language Therapist will provide an Assessment & Diagnose, and Offer a Therapeutic Plan which involves parents greatly.  A lot of the work will need to be done at home throughout their day in building their language. Adult & Child Therapy Centre has a lot of experience with this field, so much that we have developed a Programme called Chatterboxes which we deliver in *Schools and Pre-schools all around Ireland.


Our Fees:

  • Initial Consultation: €50
  • Full Speech and Language Assessment with comprehensive report €350adult-and-child-therapy-centre favicon
  • Language Assessment (under 3’s): €180
  • Written Home Programme: €60
  • Therapy sessions 45/60mins: €75/€90

*Visit Chatterboxes for full details of Our Language Programme.


Speech Sounds Assessment

Our Speech and Language Therapist can offer Assessment, Diagnose and offer a therapeutic plan for difficulties with Speech Sounds in your child/teenager. Speech Sounds are the sounds that are combined to make words. The words themselves and how your child uses them are part of their language system.

Fees:

  • Full Assessment with summary report and intervention plan: €200
  • Therapy 45/60mins: €75/€90

Oro-motor:

Oro-motor/ Motor Speech:  Your child’s ability to move the muscles of their mouth. The purpose of this assessment is to examine how your child can use the muscles of their mouth for both speech and non-speech tasks. An Oro-motor assessment can also be carried out as a central part of an assessment for Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing (FEDS) difficulties. Our Speech and Language Therapist can provide Assessment, diagnose and offer a therapeutic plan in the above difficulty that may be experience by your child.

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  • Full Assessment with a summary report and intervention plan: €200
  • Therapy 45/60mins: 75/€90

Stammering:

Our Speech and Language Therapist can provide Assessment, Diagnose and offer a therapeutic plan for your child/teenager who may be experiencing a Stammer (speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words). Our Therapist will assess both primary and secondary characteristics of stammering.

Fees:

  • Full Assessment with a summary report and intervention plan: €200
  • Therapy 45/60mins: €75/€90

 

 

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