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Railroad Set


Best for when you are unsure if your child needs help but your gut is telling you that something is off.

​Careful screening by an SLP is warranted to identify young children at risk for language disorders and determine the need for further speech-language/communication assessment or referral for other professional services. 

Screening usually lasts 15-20 minutes, and it could be completed at home, daycare, or preschool. 


Screening typically includes:

  • gathering information from parents, caregivers, and/or preschool teachers

  • conducting a hearing screening to rule out hearing loss 

  • using a formal screening tool, observations, and parent questionnaires and checklists to obtain information about the child's communication behaviors

  • using other language assessment methods if needed

  • gathering information about speech sound development 


Screening may result in recommendations for:

  • a complete audiological assessment

  • plans to monitor speech and language development

  • suggestions for encouraging language development using language stimulation activities

  • a comprehensive speech and language assessment that includes an evaluation of social communication skills, symbolic play, and use of gestures

  • a referral for medical or other professional services

Screening results will be reported in a checklist with recommendations. This should NOT be considered a comprehensive evaluation.

Screenings: Service
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