GETTING STARTED IS EASY
We'll start with an introductory meeting where we'll be able to better understand individual areas of need. Based on that meeting, if further services are indicated, we'll conduct an evaluation and use those results to create a customized plan of care and therapy schedule.
STEP 1: FREE CONSULTATION AND SCREENING
We offer free individual consultations over the phone or at our office. During this introductory meeting with a licensed speech pathologist you’ll be able to ask questions and discuss your needs. We look forward to answering your questions and, based on a short questionnaire or screening we can determine if further evaluation and therapy services are recommended.
If your consultation is at our office you’ll also be able to see our setup and facilities, and, if further services are recommended, you can also complete additional paperwork and a case history during your visit.
STEP 2: EVALUATION
During an evaluation we will select and complete appropriate assessments to identify specific areas of need, based on the initial consultation and a detailed case history.
These assessments may take one or more sessions, and the amount of time required for an evaluation may range depending on the number of areas being identified and the needs or abilities of each individual.
After the formal assessments we will create a summary report, and provide additional recommendations if the need for therapy is indicated.
If you have had any recent assessments completed elsewhere, please bring a copy of those with you so that our speech pathologist can review them.
STEP 3: PERSONALIZED THERAPY PLAN AND GOALS
After discussing assessment results, we work together, with parents and caregivers as applicable, to determine an individual plan with specific goals. We may also work with your or your child’s doctors and other therapy providers to establish the initial plan of care.
This plan of care includes recommendations for the type, duration and frequency of therapy, based on what is diagnosed. We’ll collaborate to create a schedule for treatment that best meets everyone’s needs.
STEP 4: THERAPY APPOINTMENTS AND DETAILS
Therapy appointments are typically scheduled in sessions that range from 30-60 minutes, one or more times per week. However, we also consider other lengths and frequencies based on individual needs and the therapy plan.
Each session includes one-on-one therapy in a private room setting with separate observation capabilities for parents or caregivers.
During each session we also provide education and techniques as well as guidance and training so that parents and caregivers can provide additional support outside of the therapy setting.