What Happens During the Initial Assessment?

Speech Therapist
Speech Therapist Working with Child

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Before you bring your child to a speech therapist for an initial assessment, your child may have had a few preliminary screenings. If you notice that your child has had problems communicating, you might ask his pediatrician to conduct a screening. The pediatrician will conduct a few tests to determine if your child might have delayed speech development. If this is the case, he may refer you to an audiologist for a hearing test. This will determine whether your child’s communication issues arise from a hearing problem, rather than a speech disorder.

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