Do you take my insurance?
We are a private pay provider and do not accept insurance. We strive to keep our session rates as low as possible to be able to provide quality services without the constraints and red tape that involves insurance. We do, however, accept payment in the form of vouchers and other grant funding that clients can apply for on their own to help offset out of pocket expenses. Please see our Resources page for additional information on funding sources for private speech therapy with links to information and applications.
We also encourage you to look into your individual insurance plans to compare the price of your out of pocket expenses using insurance with another provider and our private pay rates. Based on your individual insurance plan, you may find that after you factor in your co-pay, deductible or based on the coverage your insurance will provide, that using us a private pay provider may be comparable to your out of pocket expenses with your insurance. If that is not the case, there are several speech therapy clinics in the area that do accept insurance.
Do I need a referral from a Doctor to get started?
No. Because we are private pay, we do not need a referral in order to work with your child. Additionally, even if your child did not qualify for school based services or his/her weaknesses are not severe enough to qualify for therapy under your insurance, we can still provide services. If there are areas of concern/weaknesses that you would like us to help your child improve, we can help.
How do I get started?
The easiest way to get started is to fill out the inquiry form on our website or to send an email to: email@example.com and provide a bit of information regarding your child and your concerns. If you would like to speak to someone personally regarding your child’s needs, please include that and best days/times to reach you by phone and one of us will be happy to call you to answer any questions you may have. We try to respond to all new inquiries within 24-48 hours. If you have not received a response to your inquiry within that time frame, please check your spam folder first and then give us a call.
Typically when we get a new client, we will ask you to send your child’s most recent private and/or school based evaluation, the current school based IEP if applicable, and the most recent progress note you may have. From there we will determine if we will need to complete a new Evaluation or if we are able to use any existing information to get started.
If your child has never received speech therapy services, or if it has been a while, we will begin by scheduling a new Evaluation appointment to determine your child’s strengths and needs and to develop appropriate goals and objectives.
If my child just had a recent speech evaluation or new IEP implemented, will we need to complete a new evaluation with your team?
We determine this on a case by case basis. The information obtained from an evaluation is the foundation of our therapy goals/objectives, so it is important to have an updated and thorough evaluation prior to starting therapy. We are, however, happy to review any recent evaluations or other speech therapy documents from outside sources that you may provide, to determine if we are able to take that information and get started directly with services or if additional information and assessment data is needed.
What does a typical speech schedule look like?
We typically see most clients once a week, for a 30 minute session. In some cases, we recommend twice a week appointments, or 45 minute sessions depending on your child’s needs and age.
Are you able to collaborate with my child’s school based Speech Therapist and other professionals?
Yes. If you would like us to collaborate or share information with your child’s school based or other professionals, we will ask you to sign a Release of Records to be able to share information with those professionals. We are also happy to provide a written summary of your child’s strengths/weaknesses, goals/objectives, progress and any recommendations- for you to share with your child’s school and IEP team. Our SLP’s do not, however, attend IEP meetings or provide recommendations regarding the type or frequency of school based services your child should receive.