Referral Information:. Jeffrey St.James, A 6-Year-Old
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Referral Information: Jeffrey St.James, a 6-year-old male, was referred by his first grade teacher, Miss Mary, for intervention evaluation. Miss Mary identifies Jeffery as having developmental milestones that are delayed. After completing a screening, a service coordinator from the public health department informed his mother, Camille, that Jeffery has a moderate delay in his communication skills and further evaluation was needed.
Background Information and History:
A personal interview was conducted with Ms. St. James to obtain relevant developmental information and background history. Ms. St.James reported she was also concerned with Jeffery’s developmental and communication delays. She indicated that Jeffery has always been “behind…show more content… Camille also indicated that Jeffrey has not met his biological father.
Jeffrey was very cooperative during the testing process. He put forth an appropriate effort with all the tasks presented. Results are thought to present a valid estimate of competency of the skills tested.
An orofacial examination was performed to assess the structural and functional integrity of the oral mechanism. The exam did not reveal anything of clinical significance.
Hearing Screening: A bilateral hearing screening was performed at 20 dB HL for 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000 Hz. Jeffrey responded to all frequencies bilaterally.
Assessment Information: Jeffrey was very cooperative during the testing process. He put forth an appropriate effort with all the tasks presented. Results are thought to present a valid estimate of competency of the skills tested.
To assess Jeffrey’s speech sound production, a conversational speech sample was recorded. Jeffrey’s speech sound production was assessed in both known and unknown conversational contexts.
The Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA) test was administered to assess Jeffrey’s production of all English consonants in fixed position. The GFTA assesses the production of sounds according to types of errors (omissions, substitutions, additions, distortions) in