Frequently Asked Questions

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HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

If your child is ages birth to three, complete a BabyNet referral in addition to our referral form.  If your child is 3 or older, simply complete the form above and we will be in touch to schedule an evaluation.

WHAT IS A SPEECH SESSION LIKE?

Play + Routines Based

We meet your child where they are both literally and in terms of their development.  Utilizing evidence based strategies, their interests and strengths we tailor our sessions to your individual child.  Children learn best through play at this age and we encourage family to join in.

WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?

In Natural Environment (home or daycare)

Natural environment includes the child's typical location, routines, activities, and people.  Please let us know in the referral form where services will be provided (home, daycare, school), if a change is to be made notify your treating therapist ASAP.

WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE EVALUATION?

Intake Paperwork

You'll need to complete a case history form and a few supplemental forms (ex: consent, HIPAA) but your therapist will get you everything you need.  If you have other supporting documents (recent medical updates, evaluations) please be sure to let your therapist know and provide copies.

HOW LONG IS A SPEECH SESSION?

Typically 1 hour

While frequency and duration may depend on diagnosis, severity and availability of family.  Sessions typically are an hour with time at the end to explain a summary of the session, ideas and strategies for carryover and to answer any other questions. 

DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT IN THE SESSION?

We Highly Recommend it

To make a lasting impact for your child's speech and language development it is important that primary caregivers be present as much as possible.  During sessions, families can participate directly in therapy.  We value our families and their involvement. 

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU TAKE?

Medicaid, Babynet + More Coming Soon! 

We are currently working on getting in-network with the most common plans.  Please let us know your insurance on your referral form and we will verify coverage prior to rendering services. 

WHAT IF MY INSURANCE CHANGES?

Please Notify Us Immediately

We will likely have to request authorization from the new insurance company for services and we will need to update our consent form to be able to share information and have permission from you to bill insurance for the services that we provide.  It is your responsibility to notify us.

HOW LONG WILL MY CHILD NEED SPEECH?

The time needed will vary.

There are many factors at play when answering this question.  Often times it is too early to tell how long your child will need speech.  It varies pending their diagnosis, level of severity, responsiveness to treatment, family support, carryover and more.  Focusing on leveraging strengths and their interests will be important as well as consistency of sessions.

WHAT IF INSURANCE DOESN'T COVER:

Submit Your Invoice to Your Insurance or Private Pay

If insurance isn't covering already delivered services - it is the client's responsibility to submit payment for rendered services. You can submit a copy of your invoice to your insurance to try to get reimbursed.

If you wish to pay privately, please let us know and we will work with you.

WHY PRIVATE SPEECH THERAPY?

Individualized Support For Your Child's Needs

In home speech-language therapy can be a very convenient way to get your child's needs met.  Services are tailored to your child's individualized needs and focus is completely on your child during the session. 

IS THERE A WAITING LIST FOR SERVICES?

No, We have open spots at this time.

We have a growing team and have increased our availability for our patients.  Contact us at hello@communicationcottagetherapy.com to talk with a Speech Language Pathologist about your concerns today.