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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. Sessions are grouped for 18-24 month olds, 2-3 year olds, and 3-4 year olds.

Small group sizes for individual attention and maximum growth.

When & Who:

Summer 2023 Schedule

   June Fridays-  9th, 16th, 23rd

   June Saturdays- June 10th, 17th, 24th

   July Fridays- 14th, 21st, 28th

   July Saturdays- 15th, 22nd, 29th

   August Fridays- 11th, 18th, 25th

   August Saturdays- 12th, 19th, 26th

Family groups (2 grown ups + up to two children) meet from 8:00 am to 8:45pm to sing songs, listen to books and learn strategies to help your toddler (18- 24 months) expand their communication skills. Parent coaching and activities provided.


Preschoolers 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. Purposeful therapeutic play. Home activities provided.

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

Pricing and Details:

Family groups $150 for all three 45 min. sessions.

Preschooler play groups $300 for all three 2 hr sessions.

Deposit required. 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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