What Is Speech Therapy?
Many of our first time patients understand they have a speech problem, but don’t understand how they can work with a licensed professional to help them alleviate the issues and achieve their goals. Oftentimes their first question when they meet with us is, What is Speech Therapy and how is it going to help me? To help alleviate any initial concerns, we provided an overview of some of the beginning areas of speech therapy. If you have any additional questions or want to schedule an appointment with us to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us at (877) 757-8353. We look forward to learning how we can help you.
Overview – Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication disorders affecting articulation, language, fluency, and voice. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists.
Speech Therapy for Kids – Speech Therapy for children is often play-based and incorporates a great deal of parent education or parent coaching.
Speech Therapy for Adults – Adult speech therapy focuses on a variety of different cognitive exercises and communication activities which may involve problem solving, memory, and organization which target enhancing cognitive communication and improving social communication.
Speech Therapy & Autism – Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that affects individuals in different ways. Most individuals are affected in their communication, social interaction and cognitive skills. Speech therapy can improve communication and social skills in individuals whether they are nonverbal or conversational with challenges in their social interactions. Improving these skills can greatly enhance a person’s quality of life.
How Long Do You Need Speech Therapy – 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.
How much Does Speech Therapy Cost – If you wish to use your insurance benefits, we will bill your insurance and then collect the corresponding co-pay or co-insurance. We also accept cash patients. Please contact us for rates.
Is Speech Therapy Covered by Insurance – Yes, we are contracted by a number of different insurance companies. To learn more, please visit our page about speech therapy and health insurance.
If you have any further questions on how we can help you, please contact us by using the contact form below or call us at (877) 757-8353.