Speech Evaluation in Houston The Speech Dynamic

Speech/Language Evaluations

We utilize both informal and formal assessment measures, including child/parent/caregiver interview, clinical observations, play-based assessment when necessary, as well as standardized tests to evaluate your speech & language skills.. We look at your child’s strengths and needs in different areas of communication. A written evaluation, recommendations, and strategies for your child’s specific communication profile is provided.    Evaluation encompasses interacting, observing, assessing, playing, using standardization instruments as indicated, all in order to understand your child and how best to move forward.  Please be assured it is not necessary that your child perform “on command”.


Speech/Myofunctional Evaluation:

A myofunctional evaluation includes a thorough assessment of your child’s oral structures and how they are used for activities such as eating, speaking, and breathing. Your child will perform a variety of activities such as eating a snack and participating in an articulation (speech sound) assessment. After the initial evaluation, sessions are designed around specific goals that are drafted by the therapist and a written report will be provided.


Feeding Assessment:

Feeding involves all the steps it takes to get food off the plate and into your mouth, while swallowing includes chewing, moving the food down the throat, and protecting the airway that leads into the lungs.  If your child has any aversion to certain foods or has trouble swallowing without coughing, your pediatrician may suggest you visit a speech-language pathologist. During the assessment, we will take an in depth look into your child’s oral senesory motor skills. These include biting, chewing, moving the tongue to the back molars (lateralizing), and swallowing, as well as using age appropriate skills such as using a spoon, cup, and straw. We will also rule out a lip and/or tongue tie as a contributing factor to a feeding disorder. The comprehensive recommendations, includes a feeding plan, diet suggestions, strategies to advance, and recommendations for ongoing treatment



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We use evidence based treatment approaches and customize a plan based on you child’s strengths and needs. All therapy is individualized to meet your child’s unique learning style, incorporate his/her personal interests, and capitalize on his/her strengths to support growth and development of his/her skills.



In order to provide you with the highest level of services possible, we are currently an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. However, this does not mean that your insurance company will not cover some/all services. Payment for services is provided directly by the family to The Speech Dynamic via our secure online portal. Once payment is received, families are provided a Paid Invoice with treatment/evaluation service and diagnosis codes. Please call your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network speech language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. Ask if your insurance company accepts CPT code 92507(speech/language therapy) or  92526 (feeding therapy) and if they require an ICD-10 code (furnished from an evaluation). Should insurance companies require additional documentation to authorize, justify, and/or extend services, we are happy to provide the necessary paperwork. If pursuing an evaluation only, ask if your company accepts code 92523


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Brooke's heart is in her work, and you can tell she loves what she does

Brooke has been working with my son Colton for about a year now. She is an amazing speech path and has created a great relationship with him during that time. He is always super excited to see her, and sees the time he spends with her as play time. Yet he’s always learning. Colton has an obsession with trains, and so generally wants to show her how his trains are set up every week. Brooke manages to incorporate whatever skill they are working on into this play. Whether it was putting more than one word together, or focusing on certain sounds, or not dropping the endings of words. She also leaves us with suggestions on what to do with him over the next week to help with the goal that we are currently working on.

Brooke’s heart is in her work, and you can tell she loves what she does. If you choose to work with her, you will be happy with the results you see. Colton had had an explosion of vocabulary this year, and I know she contributed greatly to that.

Autumn M

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