Speech & Language
Speech Language Evaluation
A speech therapy evaluation is an opportunity to get detailed about what is happening with a child's communication. When a Caregiver has questions about talking, listening, & social interacting skills, we know how to find the answers.
We use formal, standardized and informal measures to determine a communication diagnosis and create a plan of care specifically for the child's current needs.
1:1 Speech therapy treatment, based on evidence-based practices, proven to be effective through research, is provided at our clinic. The plan of care developed during the evaluation is the foundation for the therapy sessions, ensuring that the treatment is tailored to the child's specific needs in a fun and engaging way. We also provide families with a home program and regular family coaching for carryover.
Preventative speech and language services offered by The Speech School include parent coaching, enrichment play groups, and screenings. These services aim to identify and address potential communication issues in children before they become more serious. We also provide education and trainings for childcare professionals to help them better understand and support children's communication development.
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 4 & 5 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:
Preschool Purposeful Play (1 hour).
Children under 5 and their caregivers who want to socialize, play and explore preschool readiness activities. Language learning soars in these preschool years so children with and without speech delays are invited.
Purposeful Play is a specialty play group run by a Speech Language Pathologist. This group will include crafts, books, songs, and theme-based activities to enrich communication development and support play skills and preschool readiness.
Spaces are limited and additional times and days will be added as needed. Each child enrolled in these sessions receives a free screening.
Current class schedule: March 2024
Tuesdays 5th, 12th, and 19th 9:00 -10:00 am
Saturdays 9th, 16th, 23rd 9:00 - 10:00 am
Pricing and Details:
Preschool Purposeful Play group: $35 per session. Current clients of The Speech School LLC receive a pass for 1 free class a month.
Registration and prepayment required. These classes are 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!