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The Communication Place for Hearing and Speech’s (CCHS) Evaluation Services are approved by the NYS Department of Health and Department of Education.  Our Evaluation team members average over 10 years of experience in their field and may consist of a psychologist, special education teacher, speech pathologist, and/or a  motor therapist (occupational or physical therapist).  Through the medium of play, therapeutic testing instruments, and their professional skill sets, they are able to determine if the child meets the eligibility criteria set by New York State. 


Early Intervention Evaluations  (Ages Birth to 2 years old) 


Early Intervention Evaluations are conducted in an environment typically natural to the child (usually their home).  The evaluators look at the whole child with concentration in the area(s) of concern through direct observations, information from parents/caregivers, standardized testing, and professional judgment. Determinations are made as to the functioning level of the child and evaluators will discuss with parents the results at the time of the evaluation.  Upon qualification, an IFSP meeting is then held with parents, a service coordinator, and an evaluation team member to determine the next steps in the child’s developmental plan. 


If your child is under 2 years old and you have concerns about his/her development, contact the Monroe County Health Department – you can request an evaluation at no cost to you.



Preschool Evaluations  (Ages 3 to 5 years old)


Preschool Evaluations take place at our clinic locations in Fairport , Webster, and Gates or in the child’s home.  The team of psychologist and speech pathologist will then observe and test 5 areas of skills:  cognitive, speech and language, motor, self-help, and social-emotional.  Input from parents, referral sources, and direct observation of the child in their natural setting is critical to complete the evaluation.  A preschool special education committee meeting is then held at the child’s school district to determine eligibility and a plan is put into place for the child’s educational future.


If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age contact your School District’s Committee on Preschool Special Education – you can request an evaluation at no cost to you.


If you have any questions our friendly and qualified staff would be happy to assist you.  You can call us at (585)-223-5090 or email us here.