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Self-Assessment of Speech Disorders

Throughout the diagnostic and treatment process for speech and language disorders, the clients themselves can be a useful source of feedback. This feedback can come in the form of both self-assessment and self-reflection, helping to provide useful information to both the client themselves and the therapist. During the diagnostic process, clients are often asked to complete self-report assessments to determine the level of functioning, the magnitude of disability, and the context with which they are experiencing their speech and/or language disorder. Self-assessment of disability in the field of communication disorders is often guided by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF framework places an overall emphasis on level of health and is organized into two parts: the first ...

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