Sign Language Assessment Clinic
The Sign Language Assessment Clinic provides specialist communication assessment services for:
- Newly diagnosed deaf infants
- Deaf sign language users
- Deaf children who do not appear to be making progress with either spoken or sign language
- Deaf children and adults with additional disabilities, e.g. people with Ushers', cerebral palsy, learning difficulties
- Deaf people who have had a stroke or who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
- Deaf children and adults who have recently arrived in the UK and who have limited communication abilities
- Deaf children or adults with persistent reading difficulties
What we do
Our team is experienced in developing assessment materials for sign language users and in researching communication and communication disorders in deaf people. We also have expertise in assessing and offering advice about support for reading difficulties in deaf children.
We offer an individualised communication assessment carried out by qualified deaf and hearing specialists:
- Speech & language therapists
- Sign linguists
- Educational audiologists
Following the assessment, a report is provided with guidelines for intervention programmes. The report can be tailored to meet the needs of educational, legal or medical contexts.
The clinic is held on a once weekly basis during term-time. Individuals are invited to attend with their families and/or key-workers. In some circumstances, the assessment can be carried out using video recordings of the client.
The fee for an assessment depends on the required staffing, but is typically £400 for a communication assessment and £600 for a more comprehensive assessment including Educational Psychology assessment and/or reading. (information regarding subsidised fees is available upon request).
Please send the referral form to Ros Herman