Assessments

Chatterbox™ Speech Therapy has a range of services to help you with your current communication difficulties.

    • Chatterbox™ has a range of standardised tests, ranging from ages 18 months up to adults.
    • Jane uses these tests to determine the level of difficulty being experienced in the communication problem.
    • The tests look at everything from reading and writing skills in stroke patients to lisps in six year olds.
    • Informal tests are not standardised but can still yield a lot of information about the communication problem.
    • Jane uses her detailed knowledge and experience to get as much as possible from any test used.
    • It is a policy of Chatterbox™ Speech Therapy that a report is provided after each assessment and written is such a style that is easily understood
  • Children
    Speech Difficulties

    This is when you feel your child is not pronouncing their sounds correctly. For example your child may say 'tat' for 'cat'. Chatterbox uses a test which goes through all the sounds in English, as well as engaging the child in a game or conversation. This testing procedure takes about an hour and 15 minutes with a report to keep

    Developmental Language Difficulties

    This is when you feel your child is not learning language or using language like his/her peers or friends are.

    Chatterbox tests comprehension and expression of language thoroughly, including speech difficulties. The procedure can take up to two hours and a report is then provided once the test results have been analysed.

    *Chatterbox regrets their is no service provision for children with ASD related communication difficulties*

  • Adults
    Strokes, Head Injury and other acquired neurological conditions

    Chatterbox looks ar the person's skill levels in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. This assessment takes about an hour and a half, and a full report is provided once the results have been analysed.

    Another assessment available is one that looks at the muscle strength/weakness of the face, lips, tongue etc.

    *Chatterbox regrets but there is no service provision for swallowing problems*

    Voice

    Chatterbox highly recommned that you are assessed by an Ear, Nose and Throat consultant to ensure there is nothing wrong with the structure of your throat before embarking on voice assessment and therapy with the speech language therapist.