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Does a child/student require a speech and language pathology referral?
Concerns within any of the following areas support the need for a speech pathologist to be involved with a child’s development of skills: receptive language (understanding or comprehension) expressive language (oral language) attention literacy skills speech social skills The following basic questionnaire is very useful. It identifies areas which support the need for a referral: https://pld-literacy.org/product/observations-of-a-student-to-accompany-a-referral-to-a-sp/(https://p
Can you recommend a speech pathologist and appropriate PLD programs for my child?
The link that follows provides a search process to start to locate a service and a therapist that suits your family and child's needs: Speech Pathology Australia: Find a Speech Pathologist(https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Find_a_Speech_Pathologist/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Find_a_Speech_Pathologist/All_Searches.aspx image.png) !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/1dc11595-a661-468e-a20d-8a0467d972dd/07f80b3a-50d1-42d6-867d-95
The comprehension questions packs require picture books. Do you have suppliers that you recommend?
Yes, each of the comprehension questions programs requires a set of picture books. Each picture book has a scripted set of questions which have been devised by speech pathologists. For example: https://pld-literacy.org/product/comprehension-questions-for-5-year-olds/ The comprehension questions programs have recently been updated. As of December 2018 all picture books were in print and available, but due to the nature of publishing it is difficult to predict future availability. Recommend th
Can you suggest a vocabulary test for the Early Years?
PLD however, provides a range of speech pathology designed assessments. These will be outlined below. While they do not exclusively focus upon vocabulary, each of these assessments will quickly identify students who require a referral to a speech pathologist. **1. Within each comprehension questions program there are short compr