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Screenings & Evaluations

What does a screening consist of?

A screening takes approximately 30 minutes and looks at your child's overall speech, language, articulation, and social development through targeted activities, observation, and conversation with both your child and you.


Depending on your location, a screening can occur either online through video conferencing or in person. 

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What happens after the screening?

After the screening is completed, a detailed report will be provided with recommendations for next steps.


If your child does not pass the screening, a full evaluation will be recommended.


If your child does pass the screening, ways to continue to support their speech/language development will be provided.

How is a screening different than an evaluation?

A screening is a quick look at your child's speech, language, articulation, and social development.


An evaluation is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes long and is a deeper look at your child's speech, language, articulation, and social development through: 

  • standardized tests developed to assess skill acquisition 

  • an oral/motor examination to assess articulator strength, coordination, and function

  • observation

  • language sample to assess sentence structure, grammar development, and articulation during connected speech

  • interview of parent/caregiver/teacher, etc. to determine extent of difficulties

Both a screening and an evaluation include a meeting either in person, by phone, or by video conference to discuss results and possible next steps.

How do I schedule a screening or evaluation for my child?

To schedule, please fill out the form below. Within 24 hours, we will respond with:

  • available dates/times

  • an invoice for the fee

        (Please note, if a screening is performed and an evaluation is warranted, this fee will be applied towards that) 

  • an intake form to be completed prior to the scheduled screening or evaluation

We look forward to working with you and your child!

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Olive Speech Therapy, PLLC accepts most MVP, Cigna, and Excellus insurance plans. Coverage will be verified prior to the first session. For all other insurance policies, Olive Speech Therapy, PLLC provides documentation that can be submitted for reimbursement. All insurance companies vary and speech/language therapy services may or may not be a covered benefit by your insurance. 

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