How to Prepare for a Speech Evaluation
1. Schedule an Appointment
Both children and adults experiencing issues with their voice or speech can benefit from a speech-language pathologist visit. Early treatment is key to preventing problems down the road so scheduling an appointment at the first sign of trouble is crucial to long-term success.
2. Discuss Your Concerns
After completing the required paperwork, you and your speech-language pathologist will review your medical history and discuss your concerns related to speech, language, social or feeding difficulties.
3. Complete an Assessment
Depending on the age of the patient and the specific concerns, a speech-language pathologist may perform a number of assessments, including play-based activities or more structured tests.
4. Review a Treatment Plan
Personal goals, history and assessment results will be used to craft a custom-made treatment plan with clear objectives and expectations.
Call Burlington Ear Nose & Throat at (319) 752-2725 for more information or to schedule an appointment.