Contact Us

1125 Savile Lane McLean, VA 22101

Preschool: 703-356-1351
Main Office and Speech: 703-356-2833

info@dolleymadisonpreschool.org

Outpatient Services

Our Speech-language therapists provide evaluations and individual therapy sessions to children, ages 12 months to early teen years, with communication delays and disorders. Therapists provide verbal and written feedback to parents so that they can understand their child’s goals and can assist in the process.

Screenings

Screenings are available to identify children who may be at risk for speech and language delays. The screening provides a brief summary of a child’s speech, language, and hearing skills. From these results, the speech-language pathologist determines whether skills seem to be age-appropriate or require further testing or if therapy is recommended.

Evaluations

A comprehensive assessment determines strengths and weaknesses of the child’s speech and language skills and defines the goals for therapy. Depending on the focus of the assessment, standardized tests, parent questionnaires, informal sampling, and other tools are used to gather information regarding the child’s abilities.

Case History Form

Individual Therapy

Therapy is scheduled in 30 to 60 minute sessions ranging from one to four sessions per week. Sessions are typically scheduled between 8:30-5:30 Monday through Friday.  Therapy is scheduled at a convenient time for the family and therapist.  Frequency/length is determined by a child’s age and needs.

Outpatient Procedures

Consultations

The therapists are available as consultants to community professionals to assist families in providing a complete program for their child. Family permission is always obtained before exchanging information with another professional and the family is consulted regarding what information may/may not be shared.

Initial Consultation with Report

For children who are too young or developmentally unable to participate in standardized testing, this initial visit is used for observations and informal assessments, to gather information from parents, and to determine if therapy is recommended. The visit is 45-60 minutes. Verbal and written feedback are provided to parents.