Absolutely not! Standardized assessments are given upon request, and they are not usually necessary to begin therapy. If your child has been tested at another clinic or at their school, this information can be used to develop a treatment plan. Please bring any testing that has been recently performed (in the past 12 months) for your child. Also, informal assessments will be given to all clients, and is included in the price for the speech session.
If your child has never been tested for speech and language delays, or if the testing is more than 12 months old, it may be beneficial or necessary to have further testing done. This can be done in this clinic, or you can have the testing done elsewhere and provide me with the testing results. Please contact me to discuss whether further formal testing is necessary for your child, as this is determined on a case-by-case basis.