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Speech and Language Screenings, 2019

| Montessori Admin |

Speech, language, and hearing screenings will be taking place Wednesday, September 18th. Let’s Talk Speech will be coming in to implement those screenings.

If your student is a kindergartener, they can be screened for free as long as the proper form (above) is filled out and turned into the office by the morning of the 18th.

If you would like your student screened and they are NOT a kindergartener, it will be $20 for a speech and language screening. Note that hearing screenings will be held on a different day.

Dear Parents,

Montessori Community School will be holding speech and language screenings on Wednesday, September 18th. All Kindergarteners will have the opportunity to participate in the screenings. If your child is in another grade and you have concerns, please fill out the bottom portion of this letter. The screenings will be a general, brief measure of your child’s speech and language skills in order to determine if further speech and language evaluations are needed. Screenings are appropriate for students of all ages.

The speech and language screenings will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. After the completion of the screening, Let’s Talk will identify if there are concerns regarding your child’s speech and language skills. A note will be sent home with your child regarding the results of the screening assessments and if further assessment is warranted.

You might consider having your child’s speech and language screened if your child shows one or more of the following:

●  Has had chronic ear infections.
●  You and others have a hard time understanding your child’s speech
●  Speech is less intelligible than their peers
●  Does not combine 2-5 words in their speech
●  You suspect your child may have a fluency disorder: stuttering
●  Has difficulty asking and answering “wh” questions
●  Becomes easily frustrated when trying to tell you something
●  Has a difficult time learning and using new concepts and vocabulary

Please return your payment and the bottom portion of this letter to Montessori Community School by the morning of September 18th. Checks can be made payable to Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services. Please call or email with any questions regarding the screenings.

Deon Mock, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services, LLC