Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
If your child is ages birth to three, complete a BabyNet referral in addition to our referral form. If your child is 3 or older, simply complete the form on the request an evaluation page and we will be in contact with you when we have a time slot available to offer you.
WHAT IS A SPEECH SESSION LIKE?
Play + Routines Based
We meet your child where they are both literally and in terms of their development. Utilizing evidence based strategies, their interests and strengths we tailor our sessions to your individual child. Children learn best through play at this age and we encourage family to join in.
WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?
In Natural Environment (home or daycare)
Natural environment includes the child's typical location, routines, activities, and people. Please let us know on the referral form where services will be provided (home, daycare, school), if a change is to be made notify your treating therapist ASAP.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE EVALUATION?
You'll need to complete a case history form and a few supplemental forms (ex: consent, HIPAA) but your therapist will get you everything you need. If you have other supporting documents (recent medical updates, evaluations) please be sure to let your therapist know and provide copies.
HOW LONG IS A SPEECH SESSION?
Typically 1 hour
While frequency and duration may depend on diagnosis, severity and availability of family. Sessions typically are an hour with time at the end to explain a summary of the session, ideas and strategies for carryover and to answer any other questions.
DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT IN THE SESSION?
We Highly Recommend it
To make a lasting impact for your child's speech and language development it is important that primary caregivers be present as much as possible. During sessions, families can participate directly in therapy. We value our families and their involvement.
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU TAKE?
Medicaid (select health, absolute total care, TEFRA)
Please let us know your insurance on your referral form and we will verify coverage prior to rendering services.
We are babynet providers and medicaid providers and are in network with select health and absolute total care. We accept TEFRA, molina, and healthy blue patients. We are not in network with Molina or healthy blue but offer courtesy billing services for our patients on these plans.
We DO NOT accept private insurance plans at this time (such as united healthcare, cigna, or BCBS).
WHAT IF MY INSURANCE CHANGES?
Please Notify Us Immediately
We will likely have to request authorization from the new insurance company for services and we will need to update our consent form to be able to share information and have permission from you to bill insurance for the services that we provide. It is your responsibility to notify us.
HOW LONG WILL MY CHILD NEED SPEECH?
The time needed will vary.
There are many factors at play when answering this question. Often times it is too early to tell how long your child will need speech. It varies pending their diagnosis, level of severity, responsiveness to treatment, family support, carryover and more. Focusing on leveraging strengths and their interests will be important as well as consistency of sessions.
WHAT IF INSURANCE DOESN'T COVER:
Consider Private Pay or
Check to See if you may be eligible for TEFRA coverage
We have several families that have private insurance but when their child turns 3 and "ages out" of babynet services like to continue with Communication Cottage Therapy. At that time we provide a pricing sheet (available upon request) that outlines our private pay rates. These rates are based on the medicaid reimbursement schedule and aren't marked up or down. We believe in full transparency about payment and pricing of services.
WHY PRIVATE SPEECH THERAPY?
Individualized Support For Your Child's Needs
In home speech-language therapy can be a very convenient way to get your child's needs met. Services are tailored to your child's individualized needs and focus is completely on your child during the session.
IS THERE A WAITING LIST FOR SERVICES?
We currently do have a waiting list for services; However:
We also have a growing team and will soon have increased availability for new patients. In July, we will be able to add a full caseload to one of our therapists and we have another therapist starting in September. We are actively hiring and seeking to reduce wait times for our families.
CLICK REQUEST AN EVALUATION TO INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES TODAY.