Speech and Language Assessment in Nova Scotia

Helping Your Child or Teen Become a Confident Communicator

Our team of experts works with children as young as age 3 through college-age students.

We provide a comprehensive speech and language assessment, an individualized treatment plan, and therapy. So your child or teen gets the communication skills and support they need.

Speech, language, or communication challenges don’t have to hold your child back.

As a parent, you don’t like to see your child struggle. 

Unfortunately, speaking, comprehension, or communication difficulties can cause problems at school, in social situations, and at home.

As a result, your child or teen may:

Struggle to keep up with grade-level expectations at school

Have trouble making or maintaining friends due to misunderstandings or difficulties communicating

Keep to themself or avoid interacting with others

Get frustrated and act out as they fall behind their peer group

Struggle to communicate their wants and needs effectively

A comprehensive speech and language assessment helps you and your child get the right support.

Our comprehensive evaluations are used to identify and assess how your child or teen uses their speech, communication, and language skills to understand and interact with the world around them. 

Assessments are tailored to your child’s specific situation, referral question, or problems so you get the necessary answers and insights.

Our certified speech-language pathologist and team of experts create a safe, nonjudgmental space so your child feels comfortable, motivated, and engaged during the evaluation.

Our speech and language therapy is personalized to your learner’s needs.

We also provide a family-based individualized treatment plan and therapy based on your child or teen’s assessment. 

Speech and language therapy can help improve speech sounds, fluency, pronunciation, voice quality, articulation, and language skills. So your child can communicate more effectively in school, with friends, and at home.

We can help your child in the areas of:

Articulation delays

Motor-speech disorders


Language delays

Phonological awareness delays


Our experts work with your child one-on-one to provide a fun and engaging experience so they’re excited to learn and develop new skills.

We’re experienced with communicating results to local schools and other professionals.

Most families will want to share the assessment results, recommendations, and therapy plans with other professionals, such as the school, pediatrician, or daycare center.

We understand what the local school systems and other professionals need so that they can best help and support your child.

We can help you navigate these systems, including answering questions you may have and how to effectively share the information.

Speech and Language assessments we offer include:

Our comprehensive Speech and Language assessments are used to determine your child’s:

Vocabulary development

Language Comprehension (What your child understands)
Language Usage(What your child says)

Understanding concepts and directions

Speech sound production

Motor speech (i.e., struggles to produce speech because of problems with motor planning or muscle tone needed to speak).

Social Pragmatic Language

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Speech and Language Assessment?

A speech and language assessment is a tool used to identify and assess how your child or teen uses their speech, communication, and language skills to understand and interact with the world around them. 

How does Speech and Language Assessment work?

A speech and language assessment involves standardized tests, observation, and non-standardized assessment tools to evaluate an individual’s communication abilities, including speech sounds, language skills, and social communication. The assessment aims to identify your child’s strengths and challenges, and helps to develop a basis for tailored interventions for your child’s needs.

When is Speech and Language Assessment needed?
  • Does your child struggle to keep up with grade-level expectations at school?
  • Have trouble making or maintaining friends due to misunderstandings or difficulties communicating?
  • Keep to themselves or avoid others?
  • Get frustrated and act out as they fall behind their peer group?
  • Struggle to communicate their wants and needs effectively? 
How much does Speech and Language Assessment cost?

The cost of assessments vary by length or duration required to complete the assessment. The following are common assessment costs. 

  • Speech Language Assessment – Preschool: $500.00 
  • Speech Language Assessment – Articulation: $325.00  
  • Speech Language Assessment – Early Language: $325 
  • Speech Language Assessment – School Aged Language and Articulation: $625.00 
How long does the Speech and Language Assessment process take?

The length of time required for an assessment will vary depending on your referral question. For your planning, the speech and language therapist will share timelines once referrals are reviewed, and you can work together to ensure the best first for your child.

How do I know if Speech and Language Assessment is right for me?

Here are some indicators that may suggest your child’s need for support and guidance from a speech language pathologist:

  • Speech Sound Errors: Frequent difficulty pronouncing sounds or words correctly, especially if theses errors persist beyond the expected age of development 
  • Limited Vocabulary: Difficulty in understanding or using a wide range of words for one’s age
  • Grammar and Syntax Issues: Struggling with constructing sentences correctly or using appropriate grammar for their age 
  • Receptive Language problems: Difficulty understanding and following spoken instructions 
  • Expressive Language Problems: Challenges in expressing thoughts, ideas or emotions
  • Stuttering or Fluency Concerns: Frequency disruptions in speech flow, such as stuttering or hesitations
  • Difficulty in Social Communication: Trouble maintaining conversations, understanding non-verbal cues, or adapting to different social situations 
  • Late milestones: Not reaching typical speech and language milestones for one’s age 
  • Concerns by Others: concerns raised by others in addition to one’s parents or guardians (e.g., teacher, healthcare provider)

Your child can become a confident communicator.

Gain insights into the problem, personalized recommendations, and effective treatment with our speech and language assessment and therapy services for children, teens, and college students.