Pediatric Therapy Services

Preschool Language Playgroup

The Preschool Language Play Group (PLP) is a small, theme based speech therapy group for preschoolers with expressive and/ or receptive language delays. PLP runs at multiple Therapy Services sites. 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 the referring therapist and a parent pre and post assessment. 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 17.4 points on the Parent form and 24.4 points on the Clinician form.

Average FOCUS-34 Total Score Increase (N = 30)

2017 - 2018

FOCUS-34 Score Improvement (N = 7)