This document presents a speech and language evaluation for “GM,” a 9;7 old English/Spanish bilingual who was diagnosed with a moderate receptive-expressive language disorder.
Dr. Cate Crowley created this document to support speech language pathologists in appropriate disability determination, from carrying out the assessment to writing a quality report. Included here is a template along with the law, policy, and research supporting it as best practice in identifying individuals with disability.
This evaluation was done by David Usdan, PhD for a 2;9 month old boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This document presents appropriate goals for “Alex,” a 2;10 old English/ Spanish bilingual who was diagnosed with apraxia.
This is a model evaluation of AR: a 4;7 year old sequential bilingual Spanish/English girl with typically developing language skills despite evidence of deficit in both languages.
This is a model evaluation of Martha: a prelinguistic 3-year-old child who is blind and has very significant cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor impairments.
This is a model evaluation of Anthony: a 3-year-old child with multiple-handicaps who has “Shaken Baby Syndrome” due to abuse.
It is important to be as thorough as possible when writing the background section of the evaluation as extenuating circumstances could explain a delay in language development and also help the evaluator differentiate between a delay, disorder, or normal language development, given the circumstances.