Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Speech School Clinic serve adolescents or adults?
We serve both adolescents and adults in our Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Learning Lab, and Learning Evaluation Clinics in addition to serving children.

When should I bring my child in for an evaluation?
The youngest age at which an evaluation will be most beneficial to you and your child varies by clinic. Hearing tests can be reliably administered to newborn infants in the Audiology Clinic. Children as young as 3-6 months can be evaluated by an Occupational Therapist for concerns related to feeding or motor development and children between the ages of 12-18 months can participate in a speech and language evaluation. The underlying indicators of learning difficulties can be identified within a psycho-educational evaluation during a child’s last year of preschool through the Learning Evaluation Clinic.

Parents who are concerned about their child’s development are encouraged to consult with a professional as soon as a problem is suspected. Early identification and intervention are critical in ensuring that your child meets his/her full potential.

Does the Speech School Clinic accept insurance?
No. The Speech School does not bill insurance companies directly. Payment is due at the time services are provided or on a monthly basis for therapy. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes exist for all services offered in our Learning Evaluation, Audiology, Speech-Language, and Occupational Therapy Clinics. Insurance letters containing necessary codes can be provided and then submitted to the insurance company by the client for reimbursement. As insurance policies vary greatly, all clients considering obtaining insurance reimbursement for these services should contact their provider to ensure benefits and the extent of coverage offered. CPT codes do not exist for services offered through the Learning Lab and, therefore, insurance letters can not be provided for this Clinic.

Does insurance typically cover the clinical services offered at the Speech School?
Most insurance companies offer some coverage for speech-language pathology, audiology and occupational therapy services. Insurance companies do not typically reimburse for services that they consider to be educationally-based such as psycho-educational evaluations or academic remediation.

 
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