Evaluation and Treatment Services
If this is your first visit to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, Welcome!
If your child has not been evaluated in the past year, the first step in getting the right services is to have speech and language skills evaluated. Your child has likely developed certain skills and will continue to learn and grow. An evaluation of communication skills will provide useful information about his/her abilities and current development. The results of an evaluation will help you know if your child has any needs that require therapy to promote further development.
Step 1: Scheduling an appointment
Make an appointment for an evaluation by calling the office nearest you:
: (216) 325-7570
: (216) 325-7520
: (216) 382-4520
You can also mail them before your appointment to:
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4319
Attn: Client Intake
Step 3: Arrive early
Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the registration process and paperwork. A typical evaluation takes one to one and a half hours. It is important to give the clinician time to meet your child, study how she is communicating and answer all of your questions. Arriving 15 minutes early ensures that all paperwork is completed, your child is registered with us, and you and the clinician will have time to complete the evaluation.
Step 4: Participating in the evaluation
Let the evaluation begin! Your child's speech and language will be evaluated by:
- Interviewing you, the caregiver.
- Interacting with your child and observing communication between you and your child.
- Administering standard tests to identify what concepts, vocabulary and grammar your child can understand and use, as well as the accuracy of speech sounds.
- Evaluating your child's mouth to look at dentition and the health of oral tissue. The clinician will determine if anything may be contributing to speech production and voice quality.
Step 5: Getting the results
At the end of the assessment, the clinician will explain the results and review the recommendations with you. We will provide support, information and linkages to others who may be able to assist with additional services that may be helpful to you. You will receive a written report of the assessment results within 10 days of your appointment. If you have any additional question,s you can contact your therapist at any time.
Treatment of Communication Disorders
When therapy is recommended, the clinician will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is based on your child's individual goals. You will participate in developing the plan and be active in the treatment process as you work to help your child develop effective communication skills.
Treatment may be conducted in individual or group sessions, depending on your child's goals and the best practices in treating the communication difficulties. We strongly encourage family involvement and enjoy working with you and the people with whom your child interacts most frequently. With your permission, we will include training and education for family members, caregivers and others as needed.
Treatment sessions may be 30 or 60 or 90 minutes and may occur once to three times weekly, depending on the treatment program. The overall duration of treatment is estimated after the initial assessment and adjusted as your child progresses through the program.