What do I need to do to schedule an evaluation?
To schedule an evaluation, simply call our direct line at 215-344-2044 and provide us more information that will help us to assess your child’s needs and discuss scheduling options. You can also provide your information on our Contact Us page by filling in the provided fields.
When should I be concerned about my child’s communication development?
Our Resources page provides external links on all developmental milestones, as well as tips to aid in the identification of speech, language, and hearing disorders for children during early developmental years.
Could a history of frequent ear infections affect my child’s speech or language communication?
Fluid in the middle ear can make it harder to hear, and hearing loss at a young age can lead to speech and language delays. If you have concerns about your child’s speech or language development, contact our office to schedule an evaluation.
My Child does not qualify for services at school? Can my child still receive outpatient services?
Yes! Schools do provide services for their students; however, they have different standards, based on the unique needs of the population within the school, that qualify children for services. This can exclude children who need services who do not meet these requirements. Since we bill insurance, we are able to qualify children based on their unique needs through assessments of their developmental skills when compared to same-aged peers. We also offer self-pay for patients are not covered by insurance or are subject to insurance limitations.
My child is behind same-aged peers. How many therapy sessions will it take to catch up?
Every child’s response to treatment is unique. Many factors contribute to a child’s outcome, including their attention during sessions, their motivation and participation levels, and the level of participation of their caregiver in the plan of care. Due to each child’s unique needs and response to treatment, it can be difficult to establish a specific timeline for progress. Generally, however, it is expected that a child receiving consistent therapy at recommended frequency will show improvement in the first 6 to 10 weeks of treatment and will continue to improve as the plan of care is adapted to their changing skills and needs.
How many times per week should my child attend therapy?
The frequency of services is based on the clinical recommendation that results from a formal evaluation. Most children receive recommendations for 1 to 2 therapy sessions per week.
How long is each therapy session?
Sessions are 1 hour long, which includes pre-treatment discussion time with caregivers for updates, therapeutic activities, and post-session progress documentation and updates that help to monitor progress.