Welcome to the PenguinSmart Communication Development Evaluation Platform！
The Communication Development Evaluation (CDE) platform consists of two different online evaluations, the ExpressEval and the ExpertEval. Both are designed around the 5 areas of children’s language communication development and were created specifically to help parents understand their child’s communication abilities (between 6 months to 6 years old) and build a strong foundation for future language development.
Why Should I Use the CDE?
Convenient: With just an internet connection (and a camera if taking the ExpertEval) you can complete the CDE in just 10-15 minutes from the comfort of your own home!
Actionable: With the information from the CDE you’ll receive a functional understanding of the best ways to help you improve your child’s language development. You can even retake the either CDE evaluation every six months to make sure your child is still on track.
Professional: Our team of licensed Speech Language Pathologists are trained to work not just with your child, but with you as a parent/primary caregiver so you can find the best way to support their therapy journey.
1. 【CDE ExpressEval】
The PenguinSmart ExpressEval is a dynamic questionnaire that provides an initial overview of your child’s speech language abilities and development.
How does the ExpressEval work?
Complete the questionnaire: You’ll begin by answering a dynamic questionnaire regarding your child’s language/communication abilities. This will take roughly 10-15 minutes, and is written in plain, non-technical English that can be answered by any parent/caregiver.
Receive your results: After completing the questionnaire you’ll receive an overview of the child’s developmental progress. While traditional evaluations take days/weeks to complete, you’ll receive your results in just minutes!
Upgrade for more expert insights: You can choose to upgrade to the ExpertEval for a more comprehensive and accurate analysis from our team of licensed professionals.
The ExpertEval is like a streamlined session with a therapist, and gives you a more comprehensive analysis of your child’s capabilities. You’ll receive an in-depth report with practical advice and daily activities from our team of experts!
How does the ExpertEval work?
Complete the questionnaire: You’ll begin by answering a dynamic questionnaire regarding your child’s language/communication abilities. This will take roughly 10-15 minutes, and is written in plain, non-technical English to be answered by any parent/caregiver.
Record 2 parent-child interaction videos: Record videos of yourself interacting with the child to allow our team of experts to better observe the natural communication environment and gauge the child’s current development.
Therapists Review and Report: Your information will be analyzed by our team of experts in order to provide a personalized evaluation of the child’s language development, along with initial recommendations and specific daily activities you can perform with them to build up their abilities and confidence.
Greta Tan leads PenguinSmart’s team of international online speech therapists. She has 30+ years experiences in early childhood intervention and speech language rehabilitation treatment for school-aged children. She currently serves the Silicon Valley and is committed to improving the communication development of children from both English and Chinese-speaking families as a Certified Speech language pathologist for ASHA.