Diagnostic Center

Diagnostic Center

ACA offers innovative Speech, Occupational and Physical therapists who provide an in-depth, holistic team approach to therapy evaluations.

Our therapy evaluation processes utilize standardized testing, as well as our clinical skills to look at the whole child.  Our assessment process relies heavily on family involvement and input. Our goal when evaluating a child, is to identify strengths and weaknesses based on standardized scores and then determine the type(s) of services best suited for the family and child.  We offer a team approach for evaluations when appropriate for all families.

As part of our evaluation process it is imperative that the families are educated and equipped to help their child at home.  By spending time with the family we can determine their needs and give specific suggestions and ideas of things they can do during their everyday lives that will directly affect their child’s progress.
Our speech-language pathologists assess: 

  • Oral motor
  • Feeding
  • Articulation
  • Expressive speech
  • Receptive language
  • Apraxia
  • Pragmatics (use of language)
  • Social skills
  • Syntax (grammar)
  • Semantics (meaning)
  • Oral and written language
  • Auditory processing
  • Phonological processing
  • Problem solving
  • Oral reading.

 Our occupational therapists assess: 

  • Fine motor
  • Visual motor
  • Visual perceptual
  • Vision
  • Sensory integration
  • Self help, pre-vocational
  • Feeding skills.

Our physical therapists assess:

  • Gross motor
  • Balance and coordination
  • Strength and endurance
  • Ambulation and gait.

A comprehensive evaluation from our pediatric therapists based on the whole child ensures the child’s needs are met.  Our process includes taking the evaluation results (standardized scores and clinical observation) and then formulating a plan that is practical, informative and allows the parents to be empowered on behalf of their child.
Please contact Pam at 501-224-1418 for information regarding our evaluation process.