We are here to help with the unique communication challenges you face as a result of your diagnosis.
The first step is an evaluation. An evaluation helps us to develop an individualized service plan. We start by talking with you and your family, so that we can understand your concerns and experiences communicating with other people.
At CU, we have many different standardized tests to choose from, and use these in combination with the interview, informal tasks, and questionnaires. Our assessment teams pick the specific tools they need to answer your questions and to plan for intervention. Sometimes assessments are one day long and sometimes two days long – it just depends your how we can best help you.
Each assessment is different, but we can look at your:
- Word finding
- Clear speech skills
- Voice quality
- Reading & writing
- Memory, attention, & problem solving
- Understanding other people
- Social communication
- Facial expressions
- Ease of communication
We frequently see people who have been diagnosed with conditions such as: stroke, brain injury, concussion, Parkinson disease, ALS, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, or stuttering. Sometimes people have specific communications diagnoses such as: aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria or stuttering. We help with all of these too.
At CU, we have multiple assessment options to ensure that you have the right clinical experts working with you. We would love to talk with you and see if CU is a good fit for your communication evaluation.