Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ice Skating and Speech Evaluation Results


Allie's class had a field trip to an ice rink today and she got to try ice skating for the first time.  Jonathan chaperoned the trip and, even though she was thrilled with her new helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads, she did not actually like the skating part.  However, she did love the goldfish cracker snack that they got afterward, which inspired her huge smile in the photo above.

We got the results from her speech evaluation, and they were much more negative than Jonathan, Allie's county case manager/PT, her county speech therapist, and I expected.  Here are a breakdown of her raw scores (all numbers are percentile scores, 100 being the best):

Overall Language Testing: 6 ("moderately delayed")
Sentence Structure: 25
Word Structure: 9
Expressive Vocabulary: 2

Receptive Language: 39 ("age appropriate")
Sentence Structure: 25
Concepts and Following Directions: 37
Basic Concepts: 63

Expressive Language: 4 ("moderately delayed")
Word Structure: 9
Expressive Vocabulary: 2
Recalling Sentences: 9

Language Content: 23 ("low average")
Expressive Vocabulary: 2
Concepts and Following Directions: 37
Basic Concepts: 63

Language Structure: 9 ("mild deficits")
Sentence Structure: 25
Word Structure: 9
Recalling Sentences: 9

Pragmatics (using language for different purposes): age appropriate

Articulation/Phonological Testing
Allie fell between two scoring brackets, 31-36 months and 37-42 months.  The percentile scores are shown for both age brackets.  
Oral Movement: 15 (31-36 months); 8 (37-42 months)
Simple: 8 (31-36 months); 3 (37-42 months)
Complex: 14 (31-36 months); 4 (37-42 months)
Oral motor skills: "low average to moderate deficits"
Voice/Fluency: "within functional limits for her age"

Clinical impression: "Allison is presenting with a moderate expressive language delay and moderate articulation delay."


After I received the report, I sent it to Allie's PT/county case manger and also her county speech therapist.  Her case manger said that she just didn't understand how Allie could score so low and that she's been talking with the speech therapist about potentially discharging Allie because she's doing so well.  She also relayed that the speech therapist thought the scores were "harsh" but that she's looking into it more closely and will follow up with me soon.

Allie will begin private speech therapy this Friday.

1 comment:

  1. She's Allie the Magnificent….She'll knock them over in Speech therapy. Just you wait and see!

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