Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you accept medical insurance and what are your rates?
At this time, we are not contracted with insurance companies. We can supply a Superbill upon request which can be submitted to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to verify your out-of-network benefits. We are a provider of the Family Empowerment scholarship.
Our rates (Updated June 2023):
Speech-Only Evaluation (60 minutes) $200
Speech and Language Evaluation (90 minutes) $350
Speech Language Treatment Session: (45 minutes) $90
Caregiver coaching session: (45 minutes) $90
Training and services that take place over the course of an hour or more: $120/hour
Where will services
Evaluations are provided at your home. Speech-language therapy services are also provided at home or at daycare/private school if permitted. Online teletherapy services are available as well if deemed appropriate by the clinician. For group coaching/consulting and/or district contracts, please contact us directly to discuss in-person and virtual options.
What are the benefits
of in-home therapy?
With in-home speech therapy, parents, caregivers, siblings, and other family members can participate in the therapeutic process. Therapy takes place in a familiar environment centered around everyday routines and situations which helps reinforce progress.
Is an evaluation required before therapy?
In most cases, yes. If your child currently has an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and/or a recent (within the past 6 months) speech-language evaluation, this may be submitted for review. An evaluation may still be recommended if it is determined that more information is needed in order to develop a treatment plan.
Can you work with my child if they get speech therapy at school?
Yes. You can submit a copy of your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program) for review. We can also communicate with the SLP at school to collaborate given your written permission.
What is AAC?
AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. This is any tool that is used to help someone communicate. There are many different types of AAC, such as: gestures and facial expressions, writing, drawing, spelling words by pointing to letters, pointing to photos, pictures, or written words, using an app on an iPad or tablet or another type of speech generating device (a device where a “voice” is used).
Will using AAC harm my child’s speech and language development or prevent my child from talking?
No, in fact, research has shown the opposite to be true. AAC has been shown to help children, even children younger than 3 years of age, develop language skills. Using an AAC system that is tailored to the individual child's needs can reduce frustration as a child is trying to communicate. While there are several underlying reasons why a child is not communicating using oral speech or displaying difficulty using oral speech, AAC can be a part of a comprehensive program.
We speak more than one language at home. Will I confuse my child?
There are many benefits to being bilingual (or multilingual), and speaking the language(s) you are most comfortable with is best. There is no research to suggest that children are negatively impacted or confused by exposure to more than one language, even if they have a delay in their speech-language development.