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Free Speech, Language and Hearing Screening for Kids and Teens

 

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​​​​Are you concerned about whether your child’s speech and language are on track?
Do you think your child may be struggling with reading or writing?

Childhood language problems are common, but they often go unrecognized. Children with language problems may show their frustration by acting out, becoming very quiet in social situations or having difficulty following directions or staying on task. You can find out about other signs to look for at different ages in our article. It is important to know if your child struggles with speech, language or hearing so you can get them the help they need at home and in school.

Start with a free screening!

Schedule a free speech, language and hearing screening at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Our speech-language pathologists and audiologists conduct the screening and discuss the results with you.

Information About the Online and In-Person Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings

  • Who: The screening is available for children and teens ages 3 to 18 years old.
  • For an Online Screening: You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection, a camera and a microphone. The online video speech and language screening will take about 10-20 minutes. The hearing screening can be done according to your own schedule using a smartphone or tablet and headphones. It takes about 30 minutes to set up and complete.
  • For an In-person Screening: The screenings take 15-20 minutes. In order to protect the health of our staff and patients, we require the COVID safety precautions outlined here.

To Schedule a Screening: Contact Barb Peterson at (531) 355-5031 or screenings@boystown.org.

 

 


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