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  1. Adult Screening-Adolescents should be able to answer yes/no questions, understand/maintain a conversation, and categorize items.

    -Adolescents should be able to give instructions, list items in the same category, and comprehend abstract ideas.

          

  2. Purpose-To observe/report the patient's receptive and expressive language, articulation, and pragmatic skills.

    -To determine if the patient's communication is developmentally age appropriate.

    -To determine if the patient needs a full speech-language evaluation.

          

  3. Preschool Screening-By 3 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be approximately 75%.

    -By 4 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be 100%.

    -A preschooler should be able to understanding prepositional phrases, follow two-part commands, and identify body parts.

    -A preschooler should be able to tell a story that includes a beginning, middle, and end.

    -The child should be able to produce age-appropriate syntax, including: regular and past tense verbs, regular plurals, pronouns, and contractions.

    -The child should be able to answer simple personal information question?

          

  4. Elementary Screening-At this age, the child should be able to follow complex directions, answer personal information questions, and understand idioms/sarcasm.

    -The child should have age-appropriate pragmatic skill, including: appropriate eye contact, initiate conversation and maintain conversation topic.

          

  5. Test Procedure1. Select an age-appropriate speech screening form (usually a checklist)

    2. Give instructions explaining that you are measuring his/her ability to understand and express language.

    3. Perform the age-appropriate speech screening by observing the patient accurately complete a task or have the parent report the patient's ability to complete the skill.

    4. If the patient is unable to complete 2 or more skills/tasks on the speech screening, the clinician should recommend a full speech-language evaluation.

          

  6. Infant/Toddler Screening-An infant should swallow without coughing.

    -By around 8 weeks, the infant should start cooing and making eye contact.

    -By around 4 months, the infants should being to babble.

    -By around 1 yr., the child should produce his/her 1st word.

    -By around 18 months, the child's lexicon should consist of 50-100 words and the child should be able pretend play.

    -By around 2 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be approximately 50%.

    -If reports of several ear infection, there will most likely be a speech delay.

          

  7. Adolescent Screening-Adults should be able to understand and express all parts of speech and language, including: phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and morphology.

    -Strokes can lead to the patient being diagnosed with Broca's or Wernicke's aphasia, which can affect his/her receptive and expressive language depending on where the lesion is on the brain.

          

  8. Clinical Population-To observe/report the patient's receptive and expressive language, articulation, and pragmatic skills.

    -To determine if the patient's communication is developmentally age appropriate.

    -To determine if the patient needs a full speech-language evaluation.