Appendix H - Components of an In-depth Speech-Language Evaluation

Components of an In-depth Speech-Language Evaluation89

It is recommended that an in-depth speech-language evaluation include an assessment of the child's:

  • Hearing ability and hearing history
  • History of speech-language development
  • Oral-motor functioning and feeding history
  • Expressive and receptive language performance (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology)
  • Social development
  • Quality/resonance of voice (breath support, nasality of voice)
  • Fluency (rate and flow of speech)

89 Source: Section on In-depth Assessment of Children with Communication Disorders, General Approach, Recommendation 5. Clinical Practice Guideline Report of the Recommendations, Communication Disorders, Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 1-3 Years). 1999: New York State Department of Health. pg. 100

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