Speech Therapy: The Process


Speech-Language Evaluations

The Speech and Language Center specializes in the diagnostic process of speech, language, social and other communication disorders. Typically, to start therapy, the child will require an official evaluation, which usually entails a completion of a standardized assessment. If the child has been evaluated in the last 6 or more months, it is unlikely we need to repeat diagnostics unless there is concern that was not addressed. If evaluated at another facility or school, we can certainly create a care plan off of existing information. 

What to expect on the day of the routine evaluation:

  • The evaluation takes typically takes 1 hour to complete depending on the child's individualized needs
  • The therapist will conduct an interview and review documentation provided
  • During the session, you can expect formal and informal assessment tasks to be completed. 
  • Following the evaluation, you should expect to receive your report within 2 weeks following your evaluation. 

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Office Policies

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Insurance & Financial Inquiries

The Speech and Language Centers take a variety of commercial insurances. We advise you contact your insurance company to verify benefits and eligibility to ensure speech therapy services will be covered. Contact member services listed on the back of your card for more details. 

All insurance claims are subject to deductible, copay, coinsurance and/or exclusions. Our office administrator works diligently with the insurance representatives to verify benefits and alert you to your responsibilities prior to the appointment. We request that you keep us update to date with any insurance changes.

We also offer private pay rates for single visits or at discounted package rates.

We will happily provide you with a super bill if you have an insurance that we don't take. Please visit our insurance page for more details.

Comprehensive Speech and Language Diagnostics

The Speech and Language Center specializes in the completion of Independent Comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluations, which are beyond routine evaluations. Please visit the page for more details.

What if my child needs speech therapy?

What if my child needs speech therapy?

If your child is evaluated to have a need for speech therapy services, our therapists will provide you with details during the evaluation of duration and frequency of visits that are recommended. We do our best to accommodate scheduling needs but please note after school appointment time slots are the most requested. 

Because each child is different and our care plans are individualized to each child, we cannot estimate "how long" speech therapy will take in months or years. Our therapists will provide as much education as possible to meet all of your needs and answer all of your questions. 

Visits are typically booked at minimum 1 time per week. We recommend the same therapist, same day and time to keep things consistent. Our goal is to meet your scheduling needs to make it convenient for your family.

Experience has shown that children make the most progress in developing skills when caregivers are able to watch the clinician use strategies and carry-out activities. We offer observation rooms in times of low volume. We also invite parents to participate in sessions to learn techniques for in home practice. whenever possible.

We offer consultation with other professionals working with your child in order to provide the most effective course of treatment and generalization of skills.    

Discharge: One the child is approaching mastery of their speech goals, the clinician will discuss with you weeks prior to the anticipated end date. All recommendations will be shared at the time of discharge and you will have ample time to discuss with the therapist. It is never a closed door. You are welcome to email or call your therapist if you have any concerns following discharge. We also offer "refresher" courses throughout breaks and summer time for those that may require "boosters" every so often.

Speech Therapy Specialties

Our Speech Therapists are highly skilled in the following areas:

Our Specialties

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dyslexia
  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • Written Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • Pragmatic/Social Language Training
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication
  • Hearing Loss
  • Voice Therapy
  • Aphasia (Stroke) Treatment
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Executive Function Disorders

Speech Therapy

  • Each client at the Center receives individualized treatment with the length of the session determined by the client's needs.
  • Sessions are generally 30-45 minutes in length.
  • Treatment rooms are equipped with two-way observation mirrors and sound systems enabling parents and/or teachers to observe and learn therapy techniques in a private setting. Observation rooms available in low volume times.
  • Client’s goals and progress are reviewed on a regular basis and treatment is adjusted as needed.

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