Speech and language screenings target particular problem areas of your child’s skills in order to determine if a more in-depth evaluation is appropriate.
Screenings for young children identify any possible problems with a child’s pronunciation, her ability to communicate with adults or peers, her use and understanding of language, voice production and quality, and stuttering or fluency issues. These potential problems need to be identified before they are solved, and an early start is the best start to improve school readiness. We conduct screenings for children under 5.
Screenings are conducted at Excel Speech locations, as well as at local private preschools.
Screenings are important for early identification of possible speech and/or language delays and disorders. Children who have difficulty with language use or understanding often have a challenging time learning to read and write and develop appropriate skills for academics. Pronunciation errors could lead to frustration in communication due to being misunderstood.
Voice disorders can often be overlooked in early childhood. The earlier the issue is detected, the easier it is to resolve. Waiting can lead to surgical intervention.
Fluency or stuttering can have detrimental effects to a child’s self esteem and social interaction, resulting in decreased participation in activities and at school.