Speech Language Pathology
What We Do In Speech-Language Pathology
Our speech therapists can provide evaluations of speech, language, voice, alternative communication (like picture symbols or computer systems), and some oral motor or feeding concerns.
We can diagnose a child with speech, language, voice, stuttering, or other communication related disorders OR we can help figure out what skills your child or loved one needs to work on if they already have a diagnosis like Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and more.
We can provide weekly or monthly individual or group speech therapy to work on your child’s goals either at our clinic or by telehealth, using a computer or tablet from the comfort of your own home.
We can help guide you to doctors, community organizations, and support groups if you need more help than we can provide.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists have experience with the following diagnoses:
- Articulation Disorder
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Cleft Palate (after or between repair)
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing Impairments
- Intellectual Impairments
- Language-related literacy problems
- Mixed Expressive/Receptive
- Language Disorder
- Phonological Disorder
- Problems with tongue thrust, chewing, and feeding
- Social Communication Disorder
…and many more.
Please call our office to discuss a speech therapy evaluation if:
- Your doctor has recommended speech therapy.
- Your child has failed a screening like the MCHAT or ASQ (these are provided by your pediatrician).
- Your child is 18 months old and not producing words yet.
- Your child is 2 and can’t put words together.
- Your child is 3-4 and family members or close friends still can’t understand them.
- Your child or loved one seems upset when they can’t make themselves understood.
- Your child or loved one has another diagnosis and you want more support with communication.
- Your child or loved one is getting school or community speech, but you think they need more support.
- Your child or loved one struggles to understand directions or pick-up skills like reading and writing.
- Your child or loved one has trouble with tongue thrust, chewing, or extreme picky eating.
- Your gut tells you something isn’t right.
To learn more about Speech Langauge Pathology or to schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 616-559-1054
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
We accept many insurances, including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Care Network
- United Health Care
- United Health Care- Community Plan
- Priority Health
If your insurance is not on here, reach out to us anyway. We can check with our insurance folks to see if we can add them to our list!
What if my insurance doesn't cover it?
All service fees are adjusted on a sliding scale, based on income. For programs like Therapy and Fun, we offer payment plans (not based on credit) over 6-9 months.
What documents do you need to get started?
We usually need the following items before we can schedule you:
- a copy of your insurance card
- a doctor’s referral (fax to 616-559-1056)
- a copy of your child’s IEP, if applicable
How long does it take to get an appointment?
We can usually see new clients within two weeks. The longest part of the process is usually waiting to hear back from insurance.