433 Metairie Rd., Ste. 300, Metairie, LA 70005 (map) • Phone (504) 835-5550 • Fax (504) 835-5510 • E-mail: jslcoffice@gmail.com


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Jefferson Speech & Language Center provides evaluations to assist schools and universities in identifying a student's cognitive level, achievement ability and information processing skills. Specific (learning) strengths/weaknesses, core language ability related to language input (listening/reading), language output (speaking/writing), phonological processing ability, visual-motor skills and reading, writing and math functioning, based on the individual student’s learning, are defined.  Classroom strategies and accommodations for students considered to be "at risk" candidates for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other learning differences are also part of Jefferson Speech & Language Center's complete evaluation process.

The following assessment tools are given to determine a student’s overall cognitive and learning ability:


Woodcock-Johnson-III Tests of Cognitive & Achievement Abilities (WJ-III)


  • Verbal Comprehension
  • Visual-Spatial Thinking
  • Concept Formation

  • Auditory Processing
  • Information Processing Speed
  • Long-Term Retrieval
  • Short-Term Memory
  • Working Memory
  • Cognitive Fluency
  • Broad Attention
  • Phonemic Awareness


  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing


The Oral and Written Language Scales-II (OWLS-II)

  • Reading Rate
  • Reading Accuracy
  • Oral Reading
  • Comprehension (in both timed and extended time formats)

  • Math fluency
  • Calculation
  • Word Problems
  • Spelling
  • Spontaneous Written Expression
  • Sentence Formation
  • Writing Fluency
  • Grammar
  • Capitalization/ Punctuation


Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2)

  • Phonemic Awareness

  • Phonological Memory
  • Rapid Naming


Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI)

  • Visual-Motor Integration

  • Visual Perception
  • Motor Coordination


Additional Assessment Tools:

Gray Oral Reading Test-5 (GORT-5)

  • Reading Rate

  • Reading Accuracy
  • Reading Comprehension

Test of Written Language-3 (TOWL-3)

  • Spontaneous Writing

  • Sentence Structure
  • Capitalization/Punctuation

Nelson-Denny Reading Test (N-DRT) – 10th grade and up

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

(timed & extended time)



Receptive Language:

Expressive Language:

  • Vocabulary
  • Wh- Processing
  • Understanding Words & Word Meanings
  • Listening Comprehension


  • Phonology – the language of sounds
  • Morphology – smaller units of meaning in language
  • Semantics – word meanings
  • Syntax - grammar
  • Pragmatics – language applications in social contexts

Speech Evaluation

  • Sound production
  • Fluency
  • Oral motor skills
  • Voice quality



Evaluation results, recommendations and specific strategies and accommodations are discussed with the parents and teachers following the Language-based Psycho-Educational Evaluation. A complete typewritten evaluation will be given to the parents and the school pending the parents request. Please call our office for more information.






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