Communication Connection Inc.

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                  Frequently Asked Questions

 Does Communication Connection, Inc. accept insurance?

Yes, we accept select insurance programs and/or plans. Please contact us to discuss any specific questions or to find out if your insurance program or plan is able to be accepted.

 

Do I need a referral to receive speech or language therapy?

In most cases,  you will need a physician's referral or prescription to receive therapy. Private-pay clients do not require a physician's referral or prescription, but our therapists may ask for one to keep on file.

 

What ages does Communication Connection, Inc. see?

We service children of all ages.

 

When do you require payment for therapy services?

We typically require payment for services when the service is provided. However, please contact us if you require a different payment schedule due to financial restrictions. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

 

                       Speech and Language Questions

Will my insurance cover my child's speech and language therapy?

Some insurance companies do cover or reimburse payment for speech and language therapy services. Each client should check with his or her own company and review their policy coverage and restrictions to confirm. Please feel free to contact us regarding questions about your specific policy's coverage benefits.

 

What causes speech and language disorders or delays?

Each speech and language disorder or delay is unique and can be caused by a variety of factors. It is important to have suspected speech and language problems evaluated by a licensed speech-language pathologist. After a full evaluation, a reason or possible cause, for the disorder or delay can be discussed.

 

How often will my child have to be seen for speech therapy?

Each case is different, but for the most part, clients are seen one to three times a week . The amount of therapy time is contingent upon the severity of the child's speech and/or language impairment. 

 

How do I know if my child needs to have his speech and language skills evaluated?
Typically physicians or teachers will notice a delay or disorder in a child's communication skills. They can recommend that your child be evaluated. Parents may also notice a delay in communication skills, and should discuss their concerns with their child's doctor and teacher, or contact a speech-language pathologist for an evaluation. Parents may also notice behavior problems arising from school-aged children because the children are frustrated with their communication problems, but aren't sure of how to express their problems to adults. In any case, if you are concerned about your child's speech and language development and/or use, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

 

My child is only two years old, but isn't communicating like other two-year-olds. Should I wait for him to "grow out of it?"

No, please contact us for an appointment to evaluate your child's communication skills immediately.  It is always better to be safe than sorry! Your child now could be lacking only some comprehension of basic language concepts, but if not treated now, could develop into academic, social, communication, and behavioral difficulties down the road. 

 

My child was dismissed from speech therapy at his school. I feel that he still needs treatment, what can I do and why was he dismissed at school?

Remember that school districts operate under separate guidelines than private practitioners. For a child to receive speech and language therapy in the schools it must prove to be "educationally relevant" and must focus on educational goals and objectives. Your child may have been dismissed because they had reached a higher functioning communication level, and it was no longer "educationally relevant" for them to be seen at school. If you feel that your child still needs speech and language services, you have the right to pursue private treatment from a speech-language pathologist in a private practice setting.