Diagnostic Services

Reston Virginia Diagnostic Services

Reston Speech Pathologist

A complete evaluation may be necessary prior to initiating treatment for a specific speech-language disorder.  A complete evaluation serves several important purposes:

– Identification of specific speech-language strengths and areas of difficulty.

– Assists the clinician in making specific recommendations and establishing an effective treatment plan consisting of appropriate long and short-term goals.

A complete evaluation often consists of formal standardized assessments, informal assessments through conversational tasks, and collection of background information.

Specific areas assessed during the evaluation may include the following:

Expressive Language: An individual’s ability to convey information through asking/answering questions, making requests as well as initiating and maintaining conversations.

  • Receptive Language: An individual’s ability to understand language as demonstrated by following directions and answering questions.
  • Pragmatic Language: Ability to use language for functional and social purposes.
  • Speech Production: Speech sound production and voice quality.


  • Oral-Motor Structure: Assessing whether the individual’s articulators (e.g., lips, tongue, teeth) are structurally sufficient for speech and language production.


At the conclusion of the assessment, a face-to-face conference will be scheduled in order to review specific results of the client’s assessment and to discuss the establishment of an individualized treatment plan.


Diagnostic Services in Northern Virginia

If you are interested in our speech and language services, please contact us for more information.  We cater to clients in Northern Virginia, specifically in Falls Church, Arlington, Vienna, Mclean, Annandale, Fairfax and Washington, D.C.