Screenings

Speech, Language and Hearing Screening Assessments Preschools and Schools


All Areas Speech Pathology can conduct speech, language and hearing screening assessments. These can be arranged for small groups at preschool or within the school setting. 

PRESCHOOL

The benefits of speech, language and hearing screenings for preschool age children include:

  • Detecting communication difficulties as early as possible
  • Starting speech therapy intervention prior to children starting school
  • Providing support and education to parents/carers and educators
  • Obtaining intervention for any hearing loss or ear health issues 

COST OF SCREENING APPOINTMENTS AT PRESCHOOL: 

  • 20 minute screening + time to discuss results with parent/carer/teacher: $40 per child
  • More than 20 screenings occurring at the same preschool - bulk price applies: $35 per child

PRESCHOOL SCREENINGS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Three areas of communication development (articulation, expressive + receptive language skills)
  • Formal assessment of key area/area of concern (teacher/parent can indicate areas of concern)
  • Informal assessment of other two areas (NB expressive language is the standard key area to assess)
  • Recommendations for further assessment or speech therapy intervention if needed
  • Screening report provided on the day to parents with a copy for educators if requested
  • Parents/carers can receive a phone call after the screening if unable to attend on the day


SCHOOL:


The benefits of speech and language screening assessments for school age children include:

  • Investigating a child’s ability to pronounce words, understand instructions and speak in sentences (at the level expected for his or her age and level of schooling)
  • Detecting communication difficulties as early as possible, before social skills and language abilities such as reading, spelling and writing, are negatively impacted

If speech therapy is recommended for your child, information can be provided about options for sessions after school or during school hours (at your child’s school). Programs, information and support can also be made available for parents and teachers

COST OF SCREENING APPOINTMENTS AT SCHOOL:

  • 20 minute screening + time to discuss results with parent/carer/teacher: $55 per child
  • More than 20 screenings occurring at the same preschool - bulk price applies: $45 per child

SCHOOL SCREENINGS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ASSESSMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Three areas of communication development (articulation, expressive + receptive language skills)
  • Recommendations for further assessment or speech therapy intervention if needed
  • Screening report provided on the day to parents with a copy for teachers (if requested)
  • Parents/carers can receive a phone call after the screening if unable to attend on the day
  • Private health fund and Medicare Care Plan rebates can be used for these sessions

HEARING SCREENINGS AND EAR HEALTH CHECKS

Hearing Screening and Ear Health Checks can been booked for individual sessions- these include otoscopy, tympanometry and audiometry

Stand alone appointment cost = $75
Hearing Screening/Ear Health Check added on to a speech pathology session = $45
Hearing Screening added on to a speech and language screening (BULK SERVICES) = $25

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