Speech Pathology Appointments
The first scheduled appointment for your child will be a 1 hour assessment session. During this time the therapist will take the opportunity to begin building rapport with your child, discuss with you the main concerns you have regarding your child’s communication skills and begin an assessment.
The length of time that it will take to complete the assessment will be dependent on your child’s age and individual needs. Follow on assessment sessions will be scheduled following a discussion with the therapist. However, in most cases at least one follow on assessment session will be necessary.
At the completion of an assessment a brief report will be written outlining your child’s results and recommendations. Additionally, a feedback session will be scheduled with the parent (preferably without the child) to discuss the outcomes of the assessment and a therapy plan (if necessary).
How much therapy and how often it is needed varies with each individual child. The options available will be discussed with you and from this you can decide the therapy goals that you would like to achieve and the frequency of sessions. 30 and 45 minute sessions are available, depending on what the child needs and how often you need to attend.