What is the difference between a screening and an evaluation?

A screening is a brief (less than 25 minutes) assessment of your child’s general developmental speech and language skills. The purpose of a screening is to determine if your child demonstrates age-appropriate speech-language skills or if further evaluation is warranted. An evaluation is an in-depth assessment of your child’s speech, language, fluency, play, social-pragmatic, and/or feeding skills. Following that assessment, a complete written report including recommendations is provided.