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Speech & Language

The Basics of Screenings

Families sometimes wonder if their child is behind in their communication skills.

"I'm the only one who can understand what he's saying"   "She doesn't say as many words as her cousin and they're the same age"  "I wonder sometimes if he understands what I'm telling him to do, is he hearing me or not listening?" "Is this stuttering?" "Her sounds are not being made right" "What should I do?"

A screening is a short check up to determine if a child would benefit from a full, more detailed evaluation. A full evaluation takes much longer.

Results of a speech and language screening are fairly general:

Pass- skills appear age appropriate

Fail- consider scheduling a full evaluation

Wait- re-screen at a later time

Got A Late Talker?

Do you have a preschooler or toddler who seems to be behind in their communication skills? Many families in the Las Vegas valley have noticed their youngest children are not communicating as effortlessly as their older children. These children born after 2019 (aka COVID babies) need resources to encourage social interaction and increase their ability to make their needs and wants known....That's where The Speech School's playgroups come in.

Communication Playgroups for Toddlers & Preschoolers


Targeting social interaction and communication skills for very young children in a natural play environment. These enrichment sessions are grouped for children as young as 18-months up to 3-4 year olds.

Small age appropriate group sizes for individual attention and maximum learning.

Call to determine which group is best for your child.

When & Who:

Fall Closures- No classes on August 4th or 5th, September 9th, or November 24th & 25th

Family Coaching Class (2 grown ups + up to two children) meet from 9:00-10am to sing songs, listen to books and learn strategies to help your toddler expand their communication skills. Parent coaching and activities provided. Friday mornings


Preschool Purposeful Play 9 am-11:00 am (2 hours). Parents drop off and pick up. 3 and 4 year olds thrive and grow in these language play groups. Home activities provided. Saturday mornings

Spaces are limited and additional times and days may be added as needed. Each child enrolled in these sessions receives a free screening.

Pricing and Details:

Family Coaching class: $150 for all three 50 min. sessions.

Preschool Purposeful Play group: $300 for all three 2 hr sessions.

Deposit required. These classes are generally not reimbursed by insurance, but are a good 1st step to determine if 1:1 speech therapy is warranted. These learning groups are run by Miss Chris (pediatric speech language pathologist). Each week is themed with music, crafts and purposeful communicative play!

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