Speech and Language Screenings
Jennifer Katz, Inc. has been providing speech and language screenings for San Francisco Bay Area preschools and schools for over fifteen years. Our screening program was started as “May is Better Speech Language Hearing month” and has grown over the years to include the following schools: Convent of the Sacred Heart, Cathedral School for Boys, Marin Preparatory School, French-American International School, Chinese American International, La Scuola International School, Marin Day Schools, The Little School, Calvary Nursery School, Sweat Peas, Golden Gate Guppies, and Eureka Learning Center.
A speech and language screening typically lasts 15-20 minutes and is used to determine if a more comprehensive assessment/evaluation is indicated. Our screening tools are made up of a combination of standardized and informal measures. We assess articulation (speech sounds), expressive language (grammar, vocabulary, sentence length, sentence type), receptive language (associations, following directions), auditory memory, fluency and pragmatics (social language).
Following each screening, schools and families will receive a short report summarizing the results. If the screening results suggest that your child may be having difficulties in speech and/or language, we will assist you with appropriate follow-up options.
The importance, educationally and socially, of early identification and treatment of speech and language delays is well recognized and cannot be emphasized too strongly.