frequently asked questions
Do you take insurance?
Speech Therapy Consultants is currently in network with Horizon (BCBS), Cigna PPO/Open Access Plus Plans, and Aetna. We also accept Anthem Blue Card plans.
Clients are responsible for all costs/fees that any third-party payer (insurance company, etc.) does not cover. In the event that a third-party payer source determines that rendered therapy services are “not covered” or otherwise denied, the client will be responsible for all outstanding charges.
We are considered an "out of network" provider for all other insurance plans. If you have out-of-network benefits, you may be able to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Clients are provided with a superbill to submit to their insurance company. The superbill outlines services rendered and the amount charged and paid. Speech Therapy Consultants makes no guarantees concerning coverage of therapy services. Clients are responsible for checking out-of-network benefits prior to beginning therapy and submitting superbills.
HOW LONG WILL TREATMENT TAKE?
This is highly individualized and depends on the client’s diagnosis, the severity of his or her condition, and various additional factors. Some clients attend therapy for a few months, while others require years of treatment.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ATTEND THERAPY?
Your speech-language pathologist will determine therapy frequency following your initial evaluation. Typically, clients attend therapy 1-2 times per week for 30 min. However, some clients require more intensive therapy services. In those cases, more frequent therapy sessions are recommended.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE?
Speech refers to the production of sounds and words. Speech disorders occur when individuals have difficulty saying particular sounds (like /r/, for example) and/or coordinating the movement of their articulators (tongue, lips, mouth). Language refers to vocabulary, sentence structure, and pragmatics (social language). Characteristics of language disorders include a limited vocabulary, difficulty constructing grammatically correct sentences, trouble with producing narratives, and poor conversational skills.
Does my child need speech-language therapy services?
If you are concerned about your child’s speech or language skills, you should contact a speech-language pathologist. An evaluation will determine whether speech and/or language therapy is appropriate for your child.
My child has a language delay. Should we wait and see if he catches up?
No. It is important to address language delays early. In addition to therapy services, we provide family coaching, so language development can be facilitated in the child’s natural environment.