HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Individual Therapy Sessions: $50/visit*
Screening and Consultation: $35 flat rate (can be applied to the evaluation fee if further evaluation is warranted)
Evaluations: $200 flat rate
Advocacy: I will meet with school personnel to advocate for free, appropriate education on your behalf for $100/hour with a 1 hour minimum.
Consultations are free.
*Therapy visits are billed in 30 minute increments only.
Prices and promotions listed here are subject to change.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, check, debit, credit are preferred. We use a HIPAA compliant app to make electronic money transfers private and secure. You can also use your Health Savings Account or Flexible Medical Spending Account, and services may be reimbursable by your insurance company.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?
Maybe. I prefer cash, check, debit, or credit at this time, but I may be able to work with your insurance company to get you reimbursed for the services provided. Contact me for more details.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS?
No. Payment is expected in full at the time of service.
CAN I GET A SAME-DAY APPOINTMENT?
Possibly. Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208-371-2792 for appointment information.
WHAT IS A SCREENING?
Speech and language screenings are designed to be a quick way to elicit detailed information about your child's communication skills that will help you decide if you should be concerned and seek further help. They are not meant to diagnose any kind of disorder. A speech-language pathologist will ask your child to name and talk about pictures one by one. The screening is designed to take about 15 minutes. Further evaluation may or may not be recommended after a screening.
WHAT IS AN EVALUATION?
A speech and/or language evaluation is a much more in depth and detailed look at your child's communication skills. You may be asked to complete a developmental/medical history questionnaire and, in most cases, the speech-language pathologist will administer one or more standardized tests that will compare your child's communication skills to same age peers. The test(s) can take 1-2 hours to administer, and results can be used to diagnose and to develop goals for therapy.
WHAT ARE VOICE, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE?
Voice, speech, and language are the tools we use to communicate with each other.
Voice is the sound we make as air from our lungs is pushed between vocal folds in our larynx, causing them to vibrate.
Speech is talking, which is one way to express language. It involves the precisely coordinated muscle actions of the tongue, lips, jaw, and vocal tract to produce the recognizable sounds that make up language.
Language is a set of shared rules that allow people to express their ideas in a meaningful way. Language may be expressed verbally or by writing, signing, or making other gestures, such as eye blinking or mouth movements.
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