Speech Therapy:

Difficulty of the mouth to formulate motor patterns used to produce speech.

How sounds and words are pronounced.
Auditory Processing
Attention and interpretation of information heard.

Auditory Verbal Training
Refers to auditory processing of a person who uses amplification, hearing aids or cochlear implants to assist with hearing.
Regional differences in pronunciations.

Spastic or flaccid weakness of muscles.
Expressive Language
Vocabulary and word combinations used to convey wants, needs and ideas.

The ease at which speech is rhythmically produced.
Oral Motor
Musculature in the face and mouth. This specialty can be expanded to include pharyngeal motor (muscles of the throat) and breathing/diaphragmatic musculature.

Pragmatic Language
The ability to use language to interact appropriately.
Receptive Language
Comprehension of wants, needs and ideas.

Phases of deglutition including oral (chewing and mixing saliva), pharyngeal (moving food safely past the airway and into the esophagus) and esophageal (moving food from the esophagus into the stomach.
Vision/Hearing Screening
Determining the need for further evaluation of sight and hearing utilizing pure-tone audiometry and vision charts.

Vocal quality including sound, resonance, pitch and intensity.

Below you will find the links to the Speech and Language Development Checklist online form and PDF form.
It is a simple checklist to evaluate your child's current speech proficiency level.
For sending information using the online form, complete the form online and click "submit".
If you prefer, you may print and FAX the PDF form located below to Preferred Therapy Services at 1-877-267-4771 or scan it and email it to info@dfwpts.com

Development Checklist Form