Speech Assessment Services For AdOLESCENTS and Children
At Capital Diagnostic Speech Pathology, we conduct comprehensive assessments of an adolescent’s or child’s communication skills. A diagnostic speech pathology or educational assessment produces a deeper understanding of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and the unique challenges experienced by the individual.
CPSD is currently operating as a mobile clinic, providing face-to-face assessments in the comfort of your own home. If, due to COVID-19 restrictions, face-to-face appointments are not possible then assessments will be conducted using the Coviu Telehealth platform.
Please read Telehealth Policy.
Who Needs A Speech Assessment?
There are many reasons why you or your child may require an assessment from a speech pathologist. Adults, or families of children and their educators generally determine whether a speech pathology assessment is appropriate for themselves or for their child or student.
The most common reasons for considering speech pathology assessments are:
- NYour child stutters or your child's speech may be of some concern but you do not know what to do about it.
- NYour GP has recommended an assessment.
- NRecommendations have come from other health professionals, such as a Pediatrician or other specialists.
- NYour child’s educator has expressed concerns regarding your child’s communication skills.
- NYour child's speech in terms of ‘school readiness’ skills require a looking into before your child commences school next year.
- NYou may have concerns about your own speech, and would like an assessment to help you determine the next course of action to take.
NO REFERRAL REQUIRED FOR SPEECH ASSESSMENTS
Fill Out An Assessment Registration Form
We will contact you shortly after receipt of your registration form to arrange a suitable appointment time.
How Are Our Assessments Conducted?
Capital Diagnostic Speech Pathology is a private clinic that provides timely, accessible, accurate and evidence-based speech pathology and educational assessments for children and adults.
Please note that CDSP provides speech pathology assessments and reports only, and no ongoing therapy is provided. However, we do provide resources with exercises to help you or your child improve speech.
Visit our Services page for more information.