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Arboro Empowered

Speech-Language Screenings

Speech and Language Pathologist, Ms. Nicole Denman Smith, is offering 15-minute speech and language screenings! Free to reserve a spot. Pay what you can upon arrival. Details in the description!

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Speech-Language Screenings
Speech-Language Screenings

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Arboro Empowered, 5415 Old Lake Jeanette Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455, USA

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About the event

It is free to sign up.  Upon arrival, we suggest that you contribute an amount that makes sense for your family.  Suggested amount $20-50.  Cash preferred. 

Screenings are in person at Arboro Empowered in Greensboro. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

Screening FAQS

What is a speech and language screening?

A Speech and Language screening allows a qualified Speech- Language Pathologist to take a brief glance at a child's articulation (the way they produce speech sounds), language (both the understanding and expression of language... for instance we look at following directions, answering questions, processing information, naming vocabulary, etc.), observing play and social interactions as well as taking a cursory look at oral motor skills. A Speech- Language Pathologist may ask questions regarding early feeding abilities, developmental milestones and more to gain a larger understanding of how we can best help your child. A Speech and Language screening allows the therapist to get an initial impression of your child's abilities to make further recommendations for a full evaluation, if needed, and for the frequency and duration of therapy services.

Who might benefit?

Speech and language screenings for children serve as an essential tool for identifying potential communication disorders or delays early in their development. They are particularly crucial because early intervention can significantly improve outcomes for children with speech and language difficulties. Here are some specific groups of children who may benefit from speech and language screenings:

  1. Infants and Toddlers: Screenings for infants and toddlers can help identify any early signs of communication delays or disorders, such as difficulty with babbling, imitating sounds, or understanding simple words.
  2. Preschoolers: Preschool-aged children may undergo screenings to assess their speech sound production, language comprehension, expressive language skills, and overall communication abilities. Identifying any issues at this stage allows for timely intervention before they enter school.
  3. School-Aged Children: Speech and language screenings are commonly conducted in schools to assess students' communication skills. This includes evaluating their ability to articulate sounds, understand and use language appropriately, and engage in effective communication with peers and teachers.
  4. Children with Developmental Concerns: Children who are at risk for developmental delays due to factors such as prematurity, genetic conditions, hearing loss, or exposure to environmental factors may benefit from regular speech and language screenings to monitor their progress and provide necessary support.
  5. Children with a Family History of Speech or Language Disorders: Children with a family history of speech or language disorders may be at increased risk for similar difficulties. Conducting screenings for these children can help identify any potential challenges early and provide appropriate intervention if needed.
  6. Children with Academic or Social Difficulties: Children experiencing academic difficulties or struggling to interact socially may undergo speech and language screenings to determine if underlying communication issues are contributing to their challenges.

In summary, speech and language screenings for children are essential for identifying communication disorders or delays early in development, allowing for timely intervention and support to maximize each child's communication potential.

What families will learn from the process?

During the speech and language screening process, families gain insights into their child's current communication abilities, including strengths and areas for improvement. If concerns arise, they learn about potential communication disorders or delays, enabling them to seek early intervention and support services. Additionally, families receive information about resources available to help their child, such as speech therapy and educational programs. They also receive practical strategies for fostering language development at home and learn advocacy skills to ensure their child's needs are met. Ultimately, the process provides reassurance to families, whether their child's development is typical or requires additional attention, fostering confidence in supporting their child's communication journey.

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  • 9:30-9:45 Screening

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