CTS offers adults and children speech and language evaluations for

  • Receptive and expressive language delays
  • Auditory processing deficits
  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Articulation disorders
  • Swallowing and feeding disorders in children
  • Speech fluency
  • Voice disorders

Pronunciation Problems

A typical evaluation for a pronunciation problem looks at what sounds are misarticulated, how are they mispronounced, and how prevalent the errors are affecting intelligibility. It also looks at your child’s ease in pronouncing the error sounds in imitation or making specific motor movements needed for sound production and the level of awareness of mispronunciations.

Oral Language Delays

An evaluation for oral language delays looks at a receptive understanding of grammar and vocabulary, basic concepts, and attention and focus on social language cues. It also looks at your child’s ability to express those same language components with others and compare any differences. There are elements of language acquisition that depend on the emergence of basic cognitive skills, so those basic concepts are evaluated, as well.

Linguistic/Auditory Processing

An assessment of linguistic/auditory processing looks at an individual’s abilities to accurately understand words in various environments such as noisy vs. quiet or when two people are talking at the same time. It also evaluates elements of working memory and comprehension of oral narratives such as storytelling, following discussions, understanding and answering questions, comprehending stories at a concrete, as well as an abstract reasoning level to make predictions and draw conclusions.

Swallowing/Feeding Issues

An assessment for swallowing and/or feeding issues evaluates sensory defensiveness for texture, smell and taste, oral motor structure and functional skills, and behavioral factors that influence picky eating.

Voice/Fluency Problems

An assessment for voice or fluency problems targets the presenting problem to determine underlying causalities, possible physical, cognitive or sensory processing deficits, or imbalances.