INITIAL CONSULTATION/ASSESSMENT

You will meet with the Speech Pathologist at Tyquin Group in Brisbane and briefly discuss your your child’s case history (motor milestones, general health, ability to manage school work,etc).

The appropriate testing will then take place.  This may include talking, playing games, observation and/ or the use of formal assessment material (i.e. standardised tests).  This is not an exam and should be seen as a fun thing (for the younger child) or as a means of seeing if we can help them (for the older child).   Encourage your child to see it in this way.

As most of the standardised tests are not timed, the time required for the assessment depends on the individual. 

If a child responds more slowly to test items or has some attentional/behavioural difficulties, the testing may need to be completed at a second  appointment.  Your Tyquin Group Speech Pathologist will discuss this with you.

Our aim is to discuss the results of the assessment with you at the completion of the assessment.  Sometimes however, formal assessments may take up to an hour to be scored and analysed and there may not be enough time to do this at the time of your visit.

During the initial speech or reading consultation, your speech pathologist will do one or more of the following:

  • discuss your child’s assessment results and options for any recommended treatment (if the assessment has been completed)
  • make an appointment to complete the assessment (if required)
  • make arrangements with you to discuss the results in more detail at another session due to shortage of time during the assessment visit
  • refer you to another professional (e.g. Audiologist, Occupational Therapist, ENT)  if appropriate.