Frequently Asked Questions
Why is "wait and see" is not longer best practice?
Speech-language pathologists are now really good at being able to diagnose early speech. language communication difficulties and we can better predict which children will likely have speech-language delays/disorders. Our field has done a significant amount of research on early speech and language development and therapy. It is important to know that even when late talkers seem to catch up, they are at a higher risk for struggles with higher level language skills that are critical for academic and occupational success. Therapy can change this course for the better! We also know so much more about the human brain! Between birth to five, the human brain is capable of significant growth and change (neuroplasticity). This doesn't stop after age 5. (Adults, that means you!) Older children and adults can still have quite a bit of neuroplasticity.
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Why Private Speech-Language Therapy:
Many kids benefit from school and private therapy because although we have the same licenses and education, we work with different end goals in mind. School speech-language pathologists work to help students succeed in the educational environment and private therapists can focus on support and success at home and in the community. We love working with our local school SLPs to help our clients make the most progress possible.
Will my insurance cover speech therapy?
It depends. We recommend calling your insurance company to familiarize yourself with your plan's benefits for speech therapy. You can ask about copays/coinsurance, deductibles, diagnostic exclusions and how many visits are covered. We can assist in the process and will will verify benefits independently as well, but you should also understand your plan's coverage. If insurance doesn't cover services, we offer private pay options.