FAQs

Why Choose ALB Speech Therapy?

I strive to provide therapy that is research-driven and patient-focused. I am constantly going through trainings and certifications in order to be a competent and confident clinician for my patients. Since I work for myself, I can put all of my focus on my patients and finding the best treatment plan for them, rather than dealing with any unnecessary red tape. I work closely with families to ensure that we are on the same page with our goals of therapy. I love being a speech language pathologist, and love the relationships I build with my patients and their families.

Why aren’t you in network with more insurance companies?

My practice is small – it’s just me! Billing and dealing with insurance companies is a full-time job. By not accepting many insurances, I can focus on my patients and provide the best service I can without worrying if it’s “covered” or not. I put my time and investments toward personalized materials, patient resources and relevant training. I can provide you with “Superbills” for every session that you can use to submit to insurance to seek reimbursement, if possible. ALB Speech Therapy does accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and HSA cards.

How do evaluations work?

Evaluations are done prior to treatment and are typically completed in the first session. Evaluations allow me to formally and informally assess current skills and determine the best route for therapy. They usually last about an hour, but can go longer depending on how many skills are being assessed, or how severe the impairment is. After the evaluation, I will provide a brief summary of my findings at the end of the session. Then, I will write a formal report in which we will go over in the following session. The formal report will include the skills I assessed, the areas we will work on, goals of therapy, frequency and duration of therapy sessions, and any other recommendations or referrals.

How Do I Know if my Child Needs Speech Therapy?

There are certain milestones you should be looking out for depending on your child’s age. Keep in mind, all children develop at their own rate and some children may acquire them a little faster, and some a little slower – and that’s ok! Some children may just need a little extra help to make sure they stay on track with their peers. These are the ages *most* children will reach each milestone, according to ASHA’s speech development charts:

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