We are currently not accepting new clients.
Why don't you accept insurance?
Dealing with insurance companies is not an easy task and accepting insurance would require countless hours away from speech therapy. I have chosen to devote my time to providing services that will directly benefit your child’s communication outcomes. This is a private-pay speech therapy practice and is an out-of-network provider for all insurers, which includes Medicaid. This allows me to keep my rates the lowest possible and spend a more focused effort on your child. By offering services through this model, we are not bound to the insurer’s restrictions. There will also be no pressure and wait time to get a referral from your child's physician. Many choose to use this service when they experience long wait lists at facilities that accept insurance. I am able to provide you with the necessary documents for you to potentially receive reimbursement from your insurance company, so please let me know if this is something you’d like to try doing! Please also check with your human resources department or insurance carrier to see if you can use your Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for therapy costs. Again, we are out of network with all insurances and many insurance plans do not cover out of network services. The Village Speech Therapy, LLC never guarantees reimbursement from insurance, and is not responsible for any insurance matters.
I accept cash, check, and bank card payments. You will receive an invoice through email to be paid prior to the start of your visit.
What can I expect at the evaluation?
A speech therapy evaluation can last from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending upon the areas being assessed. I will begin the evaluation by simply listening to your concerns and understand your child’s history. I will then complete testing to develop a diagnosis and treatment plan. Referrals to other professionals may be made if it is found that your child is having difficulties in areas that are outside my scope of competence. Following the evaluation, we will discuss recommendations and organize treatment visits, if warranted. If it is found that your child has attained age-appropriate skills, there will be no further appointments and you will receive a written report in the mail.
How long and frequent are therapy visits?
Based on current research regarding the dose of treatment, speech therapy appointments are typically 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on the type and severity of deficits, speech therapy is recommended anywhere from one, two, or three times per week.
Are caregivers involved in speech therapy visits?
100%. I have little success with providing high-quality speech therapy to children when caregivers are not involved. Because of my experience, caregivers will be included in the speech therapy regimen to some degree. Each family dynamic is different and those differences will be respected, while ensuring that the child has an informed caregiver to follow through with speech interventions at home to yield the best results.