Pediatric Therapy Services

Preschool Language and Play Group



2018 - 2022 (N = 53)

The Preschool Language Play Group (PLPG) is a small, theme-based speech therapy group for preschoolers ages 3-5 years with expressive and/ or receptive language delays. The group meets one time per week for 8 weeks and is run by a speech language pathologist. Pre- and post-assessments are administered using Focus on the Outcomes of Children under Six (FOCUS 34©), a clinical and research tool that evaluates a child’s communication and interaction in “real world” situations. FOCUS- 34 is completed by a parent pre and post intervention. A FOCUS-34 Total Score increase of greater than or equal to 11 points is considered a clinically significant change per test guidelines. The average improvement was 18.67 points on the Parent form. 77% of the participants demonstrated an improvement and 58% of those were clinically significant changes of 11 points or greater.