DOES MY CHILD NEED SPEECH THERAPY?
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WHAT AGES DOES SPEECHKIDS SERVE?
SpeechKids serves children of many ages, with a special focus on children from birth to 5 years old.
WILL SPEECHKIDS COME TO MY HOME OR MY CHILD'S SCHOOL?
Yes. We believe that young children learn best in their natural environments. Being at home and/or school gives us a chance to train you, your caregiver and your child’s teachers. This helps your child learn and maintain their new communication skills.
HOW DO YOUR ONLINE PROGRAMS WORK?
Call us (link) to see if one of our online programs might work for your family.
DOES SPEECHKIDS ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We don’t participate with insurance. We will bill you directly, and payment is due when you get your invoice. We give you an invoice that has all the codes needed for insurance reimbursement, but it’s always best to check with your insurance company beforehand to find out what you need to do to get coverage.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?
Payment is due upon receipt of your monthly invoice.
HOW WILL I BE BILLED?
You’ll be billed monthly using the credit card number that you put on file with us. You’ll get a receipt each month with all the appointments listed.
HOW LONG IS A THERAPY SESSION?
We usually do 50-minute sessions. But, if your child needs something different, we’ll work with you to figure that out.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH?
Here’s a simple way to think of it: Language is what happens in your brain (the thinking part) and Speech is what happens in your mouth (the talking part).
- A child who says, "this one" a lot when trying to name specific objects may have a language problem (they “know” the word, but can’t “remember” the word).
- A child who says “tup” instead of “cup” might have a speech problem (and they might not, depending on their age!).
WHO TREATS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS?
A speech language pathologist (also called a speech therapist or language therapist) treats speech and language disorders. Your therapist must have a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology as well as a license from the state in which he or she practices (including DC). Your therapist may also be certified by the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA).