Services Provided

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Evaluation Services

 

  • Comprehensive speech-sound evaluation 
  • Comprehensive speech-language evaluation
  • Comprehensive language and literacy evaluation (Dyslexia)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation
  • Social Communication Disorder evaluation
  • Stuttering and/or prosody  evaluation
  • Swallowing and/or feeding evaluation
  • Academic classroom speech and language observation
  • Preschool speech-language screenings
  • Hearing screening 


Evaluation Process

  • The evaluation process is lengthy so as to capture all aspects of your child's performance.  Evaluations take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the number of areas investigated.
  • Your child's evaluation will be conducted over a series of several sessions so that the volume of tests can be accommodated and your child's attention span optimized.
  • The initial evaluation session is scheduled for an hour, which will include a clinical interview with you as the parent(s).
  • Subsequent evaluation sessions are scheduled for 30 minute increments in order to complete the evaluation. Your child's total evaluation time can be estimated at the end of the first session. 
  • The evaluation fee includes a review of your child's records, the parent clinical review, all tests administered, test analysis, report writing, development of a plan of care and results reporting.
  • On-site academic observation can be included in your child's evaluation as an additional option.  
  • All language evaluations include a comprehensive analysis of your child's language.  An outside transcription service is utilized to transcribe your child's language sample.
  • Questionnaires are provided to elicit you and your child's teacher(s') observations about your child's speech and language abilities.
  • With your permission, results can be shared with your child's physician(s), teacher(s) and school speech-language pathologist.
  • Some insurance plans require a physician order and a pre-authorization for a speech and/or language evaluation and therapy.  If required, we will obtain the pre-authorization and/or physician order for your child.
  • All intake documents must be received by Speech Inspiration prior to setting the first evaluation appointment.

Forms

Speech Therapy

  • Speech Therapy sessions are offered based on your child's needs that were identified in your child's evaluation.  
  • Parent(s) are highly encouraged to participate and/or observe their child during the therapy session.
  • Home practice sets are developed and customized for your child using Quizlet, a web-based application.  Quizlet is updated throughout the course of your child's therapy session.

FAQs

  •  Do you offer telepractice speech therapy services?  Yes.  I can provide telepractice services only in Texas because that is where I am licensed. 
  • How often should my child be evaluated for speech and/or language?  Generally, insurance companies ask for an evaluation yearly.  On rare occasions, I may evaluate specific areas more often.
  • Do you accept an evaluation from my child's school speech-language pathologist?  It depends.  If the evaluation provides enough detail as to the child's strengths and weaknesses and the evaluation is conducted within the current year, then I would consider accepting their evaluation and beginning with implementing their goals as identified in their IEP.