The results of the formal assessment needs to be calculated and standard scores (where available) worked out. The results of these assessments are always considered in the wider context of function in the real world.
The report itself takes a number of hours to complete. Relevant research papers need to be considered and referred to and an evidence based rationale for the treatment I recommend needs to be argued. the information gained from the bundle, liaison with others and the assessment itself all form part of the clinical picture.
If their are two speech and language therapists (one for the defence and one for the claimant) a copy of each report may be served and a joint discussion arranged. The purpose of this discussion is to see what are the areas of common ground and can we agree on the best therapy approach to be taken in terms of frequency, duration etc. It is hoped that by producing a joint statement on which we are both agreed that we can remove the need to attend court to give our evidence.
The length of time litigation takes is long. It is important to be able to commit to being called upon to produce progress reports, attend meetings with counsel, attend court, prepare joint statements, consider other expert's evidence etc. etc, It can be many years between the first assessment and the case coming to court or being agreed (and in some cases in my being paid)