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Billing and Insurance

At this time, we are not considered in-network with any insurance providers and only accept private-pay clients. Rates and fees are available upon request. Our electronic medical record system is able to provide clients with invoices and receipts for all service transactions that they can take to their commercial insurance provider for potential "out-of-network" reimbursement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child needs speech-language therapy services?

Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself when deciding if your child would benefit from speech-language therapy services:

  • Has your child been diagnosed with autism, apraxia of speech, or another developmental disorder that affects their communication skills?

  • Does your child have difficulty articulating certain sounds? 

  • Do others have difficulty understanding your child?

  • Is your child quiet in social situations? 

  • Does your child become frustrated when attempting to communicate?

  • Is your child experiencing a delay in meeting speech and language milestones?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it may be beneficial to consider speech-language therapy services for your child. Speech therapy can help address your child's communication challenges and support their overall development. Our experienced therapist is here to assess your child's needs and provide personalized therapy plans to help them thrive in their communication skills and day-to-day interactions. Early intervention can make a significant difference, so don't hesitate to reach out for a consultation to discuss your child's unique situation and explore the potential benefits of speech-language therapy. 

How do I know if my child needs feeding therapy services?

Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself when deciding if your child would benefit from feeding therapy services:

  • Is your child having difficulty gaining weight?

  • Does your child reliably accept less than 25 food items?

  • Does your child engage in behaviors of spitting, gagging, coughing/choking, pocketing, or holding food in their mouths for extended periods of time? 

  • Is your child having difficulty moving from a bottle to a straw or open air cup? 

 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it might be beneficial to consider feeding therapy services for your child. Feeding therapy can be crucial in addressing feeding difficulties and promoting healthy eating habits and nutrition. Our skilled therapist specializes in assessing and addressing feeding challenges, working closely with you and your child to develop a personalized plan that suits their unique needs and preferences. Early intervention and support can significantly improve your child’s feeding skills and overall well-being. We understand the importance of a positive and nurturing feeding experience for your child’s growth and development, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation to discuss your child’s feeding concerns and explore how our feeding therapy services can help your child thrive. 

What is Gestalt Language Processing?

Gestalt Language Processing (GLP) is a unique way of comprehending and processing language. Children who are GLPs tend to rely heavily on the overall meaning, context, visual cues, as well as their affinity for music and favorite media, like TV shows and songs. Their understanding often involves piecing together the "big picture" while drawing inspiration from their beloved melodies and scripts. GLPs typically learn language in whole parts first and will often use whole gestalts or “scripts” to communicate. At Southern Oaks, we recognize that each client possesses a unique set of strengths, challenges, and language development styles, and we tailor our sessions to honor their individuality. By understanding and embracing gestalt language processing, we foster an environment where the whole picture comes alive, valuing context, intuition, and holistic understanding. Through this inclusive approach, we celebrate the diverse ways in which language unfolds, ensuring that every client receives personalized guidance and support on their language development journey.

What does it mean to be neurodiversity-affirming?

Being a neurodiversity-affirming therapist means embracing and respecting the natural variations in neurological differences among individuals. It involves recognizing the diverse ways people's brains work and appreciating the strengths and challenges that come with different neurological profiles, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others. A neurodiversity-affirming approach promotes inclusivity, acceptance, and support for all individuals regardless of their neurodevelopmental differences.

Why don't you take insurance?

Our decision not to accept insurance allows us to maintain the highest level of personalized care and flexibility for our clients. By operating independently, we can focus on tailoring therapy plans to meet individual needs without limitations imposed by insurance policies. This allows us to provide a more comprehensive and effective therapy experience for our clients. However, we do provide detailed Superbills that clients may use for potential reimbursement from their insurance companies if applicable.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy will be provided and clearly stated in the client's initial intake paperwork. We require a twenty-four hour notice to avoid a standard cancellation fee. Make up sessions are available and can be scheduled as needed.

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