What insurance do you take?
The Speech Language Place accepts all insurances. Please contact us for more information about your specific insurance company.
What is the cancellation policy?
We request 24 hours notice of a cancellation or reschedule.
What is the length of a therapy session?
Sessions are typically 20–30 minutes in length.
How do I make payments?
Payment is made at the time of each session by check, cash, or Zelle. A receipt will be provided.
How do I know if my child needs speech and language therapy?
Have you noticed your child not communicating or developing like his/her peers? Some signs of delay may include:
- speech that is difficult to understand
- difficulty following directions
- difficulty communicating his/her wants and needs
- not eating a variety of foods
- difficulty academically and/or socially in school
- weak or open mouth posture with protruded tongue
What are age appropriate milestones for a child?
The following includes a list of milestones at different ages. The ages listed are the latest the milestones should be attained. (This list is not inclusive of all skills):
- By 3 months, a child should recognize your voice, make cooing sounds, and smiles
- By 6 months, a child should respond to different sounds, babble, giggle, and laugh
- By 1 year, a child should respond to his/her name, play games, understand simple commands (no, come here, want more), utilize long babble strings, point and use gestures, say 1 to 2 words (even if sounds are unclear)
- By 2 years, a child should follow 1 step directions, respond to simple questions, point to pictures, use new words with [p, b, m, h, w] sounds, ask simple questions, use 2 words together
- By 3 years, a child should understand opposites, follow 2 step directions, understand new words, use words with [k, g, f, t, d, n] sounds, asks “why”, use 3 words together
- By 4 years, a child should respond from another room, understand colors, shapes, and family members, ask simple WH questions, use plurals and pronouns, use 4 words together, tell stories
- By 5 years, a child should understand multi-step and classroom directions, say all speech sounds in words (errors may be noticed on [l, s, r, v, z, ch, sh, th]), name letters and numbers, make sentences with multiple verbs, hold a conversation, understand how to talk to different conversation partners
What are some red flags for Adults?
Have you noticed yourself or a family member having difficulty communicating? Some signs may include:
- hoarse, weak, or tired voice quality
- difficulty finding words to communicate
- slow recovery after a stroke or accident
How can I as a parent help my child improve?
Parent Training and involvement have always been a focus of the practice. Parents are encouraged to participate in the therapeutic process to enable carryover into the home, school and social environment. Parent involvement has proven to be extremely effective in achieving the goals of Speech-Language Therapy.
For more information, or if you have any concerns about yourself or a family member, please contact our office for an evaluation.