What is Speech Therapy?
Many of our first-time patients understand they have a speech problem but need help understanding how to work with a licensed professional to help them alleviate the issues and achieve their goals. When they meet with us, their first question is, “What is Speech Therapy and how is it going to help me?” To help alleviate any initial concerns, we provide an overview of some common areas of speech therapy. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment to learn more, please get in touch with us at (877) 757-8353.
Overview – Speech therapy assesses and treats communication disorders affecting articulation, language, fluency, and voice. Performed by Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are often referred to as Speech Therapists.
Speech therapy for children is often play-based and incorporates a great deal of parent education or parent coaching.
Adult speech therapy focuses on various cognitive exercises and communication activities, which may involve problem-solving, memory, and organization, which target enhancing cognitive-communication and improving social communication.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that affects individuals in different ways. Most individuals are affected by their communication, social interaction, and cognitive skills. Speech therapy can improve communication and social skills in individuals, whether nonverbal or conversational, with challenges in their social interactions. Improving these skills can significantly enhance a person’s quality of life.
The length of therapy varies and depends on many factors, such as the diagnosis, severity of the case, prognosis, and the client’s response to treatment. Most clients would expect to receive speech therapy for 3-6 months. Some may remain on the caseload longer, and others might be ready for discharge sooner.
If you wish to use your insurance benefits, we will bill your insurance and collect the corresponding co-pay or co-insurance. We also accept cash clients. Please contact us for rates.
Yes, we are contracted by several insurance companies. Please visit our page about speech therapy and health insurance.