Articulation and Phonology, Expressive Language, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development

What is a Speech and Language Screening?

Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age.  Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an important part of well-child health care.

Often at a Speech and Language Screening the following abilities are assessed:

  • Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language
  • Articulation and Phonology
  • Voice
  • Resonance
  • Pragmatic Language Skills
  • Fluency

A  standardized assessment tool is used to conduct the screening.  Screenings are non-invasive.  The children will perceive what they are doing as play.  The screening asks questions and gives the child things to observe, think about, and then respond to verbally.

Screenings are often performed quickly and are completed in approximately 20 minutes.

Children who do not pass the screening will be recommended to receive further assessment and evaluation.

Speech and language development is important for learning and communicating with others. Early assessment and treatment of speech and language delays and disorders makes a big difference in prognosis.

Speech Language Pathology in Motion periodically offers FREE Speech and Language Screenings.  Contact us for more information by phone at (631) 479-3393 ex 3, or by e-mail at

Tina is the owner of Speech Language Pathology in Motion, a private practice on Long Island, NY. Her continuing education has included training in numerous speech language pathology treatment techniques including animal assisted therapy, Hippotherapy, PROMPT, DIRFloortime, The SOS Approach to Feeding, NDT, LAMP, and TEACCH. Tina has been recognized as a board certified hippotherapy clinical specialist (HPCS) since 2011 and is one of only ten SLPs in the United States to hold this credential.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube 

© 2012, Tina M. Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS. All rights reserved.

8 thoughts on “What is a Speech and Language Screening?

  1. If you feel your accent is interfering with your daily communication, a speech pathologist is able to help you. They can complete an assessment on your current speech patterns, and then provide you with the information and feedback you need to improve your English pronunciation.

  2. Such communication difficulties may negatively impact on job performance, educational advancement and everyday life activities. For these reasons, some people may want to modify or change their accent.

  3. My grandson has one speech problems. He will be 3 years old on September 2 and his mother is a single mom. Was wondering if he would qualify and when the next free screening would be?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *