FAQs

How do I know if speech therapy services are covered by my insurance plan?

Simply complete the Insurance Information Form  and we will be happy to check your benefits for you. We do recommend that you contact your health insurance provider as well and ask for details regarding your speech therapy benefits.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and Discover). Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account checks and credit cards can also be used to pay for services. Payment plans can also be arranged for those unable to make payment at the time of service. Automatic billing can be arranged as well.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments can be scheduled by calling one of our offices:
303-659-4090 (Brighton area)

303.776.4473 (Longmont area)

Referral Inquiry Form found under the Contact Us  on the website.

Can we request a certain therapist?

Of course! We typically match therapists to client based on the client’s needs and the therapist’s areas of expertise. Scheduling and therapist availability are also taken into account. If you and/or your child do not feel that we have found the best match for your needs or personality, please let us know and we would be happy to schedule you with another therapist that may be a better fit.

How long are the therapy appointments?

The length of the appointments are determined by each client’s individual needs. Appointments times can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

How long do evaluations take?

The length of the evaluation depends on age and needs of the client. For most children under the age of 6, a Speech and Language Evaluation usually takes about 60 minutes to complete. For older children, the evaluation may take longer if more comprehensive testing of your child’s language system is needed. When the evaluation appointment is scheduled we will tell you the length of time that is anticipated to complete the evaluation.

What tests are used during the evaluation?

There are wide variety of tests that can be used depending on the client’s age, referring concerns and prior history. Please refer to the Services section of our website to learn more about the different types of evaluations and treatment we offer.

How much does an evaluations cost?

Evaluations are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client so the prices may differ depending on the age of the cleint, the type of testing that is completed, and the length of the evaluation. If you are paying privately for the evaluation you will be provided the cost at the time of scheduling.

Does my child need to go through the evaluation process if the only concerns are some articulation errors?

Yes. We will conduct a articulation assessment, and oral motor evaluation ,and screen for language skills.Since this assessment is shorter in nature the cost will be less.

My child has already been evaluated somewhere else. Do we need to schedule another evaluation?

No, unless it has been greater than 6 months since the most recent evaluation or progress report has been conducted. Under most circumstances, the therapist can work directly off of the previous evaluation report. If the evaluation was completed more than six months prior, additional testing to update scores may be needed so the therapist can tailor the intervention program to meet your child’s current needs. Please forward any records prior to your child’s first therapy appointment so the clinician has time to review this information before they meet with your child.

How often will my child need to attend therapy?

Most children are scheduled for one to two times weekly depending on their needs. Floating appointment times are also an option for families who are unable to commit to a weekly session and who may prefer to schedule less frequently.

How long will we need to be coming to therapy?

There is no specific answer to that question. It depends on the severity of communication impairment, age of the client, motivation of the client, consistent attendance, and the willingness of families to complete home programming activities.

Will I be able to observe the therapy sessions?

We encourage parents to be involved in the therapy process. As long as it doesn’t interfere with the therapy session, parents are encouraged to observe and sometimes participate in the therapy session. Sometimes it is beneficial for a child to have one on one time with the therapist and have parents observe for a few minutes at the end of the session.

Can my babysitter/nanny, or family member bring my child to therapy?

Yes. It is sometimes very helpful for us to have contact with sitters/nannies and/or family members who spend time with your child. We can provide them with information and techniques so they can better support your child during the day. Parents can remain in contact with their child’s therapist via phone and/or email so they can continue to receive up to date information about their child’s progress in therapy.

My child was raised in a bilingual environment. How can therapy support both languages?

Both languages should be supported in the presence of a language delay or disorder. The therapist will typically support English, the language of the greater community and most often the child’s current education system, during the therapy sessions. The therapist will work closely with family members so they can support their child’s other language in their home and immediate community environments. On occasion, a translator will be needed to assist with this process. We currently do not have a Spanish speaking therapist on our staff, but can have a translator if needed.

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