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Assessment by the
speech-language pathologist

An assessment by a speech-language pathologist is a crucial step in understanding and treating specific communication difficulties. At Cabinet JBM, an assessment is always required before starting reeducation or language stimulation. If you already have a recent and comprehensive report on hand, you may not need to undergo a new assessment. The speech-language pathologist will review the report and advise you on the next steps.

That being said, here's what you can expect during an assessment:

 

Tests and observations: The speech-language pathologist will conduct a series of standardized tests and/or clinical observations to assess various aspects of speech and language, such as comprehension, expression, pronunciation, and functional use of language in daily life.

 

Analysis of results: The speech-language pathologist will analyze the results and, depending on the type of assessment, will prepare a report. This step may take 2 to 4 weeks or longer during peak periods. The speech-language pathologist can provide an overview of the timeline for report production during the anamnesis appointment.

 

Presentation of results: Once the report is completed, the speech-language pathologist will schedule an appointment with you to present and explain the results. They may also provide recommendations for next steps, such as reeducation or language stimulation. This appointment, which can last up to 45 minutes, typically takes place virtually via the Zoom platform and is included in the assessment fee.

Practical details of the assessment:

  • The duration of the assessment varies based on age and the nature of the request, ranging from 1 to 6 hours. Longer assessment are typically conducted over multiple sessions.

  • Rates are also determined based on age and the nature of the request. An overview of the rates will be provided with the service offer, but they will be confirmed by the speech-language pathologist during the anamnesis appointment.

  • The assessment can be conducted virtually via the Zoom platform or in person, depending on your preferences and the availability of the speech-language pathologist.

In addition to providing accurate and detailed speech-language pathology conclusions, this assessment helps establish a personalized treatment plan. The goal is to ensure that each intervention is targeted and effective, based on the unique needs of each client. This approach maximizes progress in communication and ensures that the services provided are perfectly tailored to individual needs.

Note: The fees for the assessment are typically covered by insurance, at least partially. However, it is the client's responsibility to verify the reimbursement terms with their insurer.

 

Even when your file is managed by a communication and language assistant, the assessment is conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Therefore, these fees are generally covered by insurance, at least partially.

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