Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in Speech vs. Language?

Speech refers to the ability to make sounds and put those sounds together to communicate with those around them using words, sentences and conversation.  Children with speech difficulties have trouble pronouncing words or producing speech that others can understand.  Fluency also lies within the speech category, which involves the ability to produce speech of normal rate and flow. Voice disorders also are considered speech, which refers to the quality, pitch, loudness and resonance of the voice.

Language refers to the ability to understand things that other say (receptive language) and to use words to communicate with others (expressive language).  Language covers many areas including vocabulary, grammar, and the ability to use language to interact socially.

When can a child be evaluated?

As soon as you have the slightest concern or question. Children can be evaluated developmentally for any challenges or gaps in their performance and steps can be taken to help fill those gaps at any age.

Do I need a doctor's referral or diagnosis to begin?

No. Speech Therapists are able to see clients without a doctor’s prescription

How do I know if my child should be evaluated for Speech Language Thearpy?

If you have any concerns about your childs speech or language development, please contact us and we can do a free consultation to screen your child and see if further evaluation is needed. You can also check out the developmental milestone charts that are provided on our Therapy Services page.

How much does therapy cost?

We know therapy can be costly which is why we offer flexible scheduling and sessions in order to best fit the needs of each family involved. Our speech therapy sessions range in time from 30 minutes to an hour and can be scheduled in various ways. Specific cost can range from $30-$100 per session depending on which type of session is chosen for your child.

Will you bill my insurance?

We do not bill to insurance companies at this time. Payment is due for each month at the first session of that month beginning at the time of service. We accept cash, check, paypal, and most major credit cards.

How long does treatment typically last?

This will vary depending upon each child’s needs and each family’s time and financial resources. Many families find great benefit in receiving services weekly for their child.

What can I do to get the most out of therapy?

There are often times things that can be done at home to encourage the progress each child makes. We love families to be fully involved in the therapy process. Some children work better with their parents present, while many remain more focused with their parents out of the room. In either situation, we utilize a few minutes per session to give a wrap up of the therapy session and give carry over ideas and helpful information of things you can do at home.

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