What is a speech-language pathologist?
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech and language disorders. SLPs must have a master's degree from an accredited university from the ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association).
Does The Little Speech Clinic accept insurance?
We are an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice. Simply provide your insurance card, and we will process all the billing. If you have another insurance carrier, fees must be paid at the time of service, but we will provide a medically coded receipt (also known as a superbill) for each session upon request. You may submit the superbill to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Do you provide therapy in my child's school or home?
Depending on the location, this is a possibility. Rates may vary.
How often will my child need therapy?
Following the initial evaluation, recommendations will be made regarding the frequency of therapy sessions. Speech-language therapy is most commonly recommended for 1-2 times per week.
How long are therapy sessions?
Individual private speech & language therapy sessions are typically scheduled for 45 minutes of direct contact.
My child didn't qualify for services at school. Does that mean my child doesn't need therapy?
Not necessarily. When children do not qualify for speech services at school, it means that they did not meet the specific eligibility criteria required for the public school system. In order to qualify in a school, the child's speech and language challenges need to be adversely affecting the child's educational performance. For example, if a child has difficulty producing an age-appropriate sound but it is not affecting his or her ability to excel academically, the child may not qualify for school speech services. Private speech clinics like The Little Speech Clinic can treat even mild speech-language disorders that may not necessarily be negatively impacting a child's educational performance.