NDIS Speech and Communication Assessments
Speech, language, and communication are at the core of the human experience. They relate to how an individual communicates with and understands others. Thus, communication assessments determine how individuals explore both expressive and receptive language.
At our clinics, we offer speech pathology services where we assess your speech and communication abilities. We do this to estimate the individual’s speech and communication ability and whether it’s appropriate for their age and health. Our staff are educators who use cutting edge research techniques to assess a person’s learning.
At Connect2Care, we understand the need for a communication assessment is vital in some cases where a person’s speech facilities may be compromised.
The Aim of Communication Assessments
Our communication assessments aim to assess all aspects of a person’s communication skills. Therefore, we look at several elements when conducting a communication assessment, such as learning goals and the patient’s reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.
We conduct both expressive and receptive language assessments.
Our expressive language speech assessment looks at how a person conveys information. Everyone communicates through speech. Our assessors are professionals with extensive experience working with those of all ages.
Our assessments include:
- Expressive and receptive language skills using informal measures as well as standardised assessments, including: CELF-5, CELFP-2, PLS-5, WAB, Mt Wilga
- Literacy skills
- Motor speech, articulation and speech sound disorders
- Swallowing assessments and mealtime management
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Pragmatic and social skills
We constantly review and update our methods of conducting, measuring, and interpreting communication assessments. Everything in the evaluation aims to improve that person’s learning.
We have developed several tests and alternative assessment methods for this purpose.
These tests are tailored towards further evaluating for any sign or risk of communication impairment. We use clinical clues, parental or professional concerns, or positive screening test results.
Our in-depth assessment will help in several ways, including:
- Determining if there is a communication disorder
- Establishing a specific diagnosis,
- Examining the properties and severity of the communication disorder
- Recommending helpful interventions and help in planning intervention strategies and treatment targets.
- Aiding in the execution of intervention strategies
- Establishing a basis for measuring progress and evaluating the outcomes of the intervention and treatment.