Why choose Clear Path Pediatric Therapy?
At CPPT, therapy is always research driven and outcome-focused. I use the latest, state-of-the-art assessment technology and am continually increasing my knowledge and improving my skill-set by keeping up with new research and attending trainings that will directly benefit my clients. I always work in close partnership with families, caregivers, teachers, etc., keeping an open dialogue and striving to achieve you or your child's goals together. I ensure home practice activities are provided to support carryover and quicker progress when appropriate. I value the relationships with my clients and families and truly love what I do! I look forward to working with you!
Do you accept insurance?
I do not currently accept insurance, as I prefer to devote my time and resources to providing services that will benefit my clients more directly, such as utilizing technologically advanced assessments, providing and purchasing individualized therapy materials, and catering to my clients' specific needs, without worrying about it being "covered," or needing to spend countless hours of this time billing insurance companies.
I DO accept cash, checks, credit cards, and health savings account cards (HSA). I am happy to provide a superbill upon request, in which I provide appropriate codes for the services rendered that you would then submit to your insurance company for "possible" reimbursement. I do not deal directly with insurance companies.
How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?
If you think your child may have a speech or language delay, you are in the right place! I offer FREE phone consultations to help determine if a screening or full evaluation is warranted. I am currently offering brief 15 minute screenings at a reduced rate. Call (717) 602-2848 today for a free phone consultation, or click the "contact" button to get in touch with me to schedule your free consultation.
It is also a good idea to speak with your pediatrician, day care provider, or teacher. They can be very good at gauging your child's speech/language skills based on what other children of the same age are doing. All kids develop differently and excel in different areas.
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My child is receiving services through the school district, but I am interested in additional therapy for my child. Is this allowed?
Absolutely! Whether your child has never received services, or your child is currently receiving services, you always have the right to private therapy. Private therapy is a great way to supplement services that are being provided in the schools, as I come to you and can help generalize the skills targeted at school, and can dedicate my entire attention to your child during his/her therapy session (as opposed to group therapy sessions). My small caseload allows me the opportunity to truly personalize each therapy session to individually meet each clients' needs and make adjustments along the way as your child's goals are achieved.
What can I expect at the evaluation?
Evaluations vary per client, typically lasting between 1-2 hours, depending upon the areas being assessed. These evaluations allow the Speech Language Pathologist the opportunity to evaluate speech and language skills through standardized tests, observation, history information and parent report. During the evaluation, if it is found that your child is having difficulties in areas that are outside the scope of practice for the SLP, including an Audiologist, ENT, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Orthodontist, etc., a referral may be made to another professional.
Following the evaluation, you will receive a brief verbal summary of the findings. If therapy is warranted, the written evaluation report will be reviewed with you at the first therapy appointment. During this first appointment, therapist will work with the family to generate appropriate outcomes and goals to best meet the clients' needs. If it is found that your child has attained age appropriate speech and language skills, there will be no further appointments and you will receive a written report in the mail.
How long and frequent are therapy sessions?
Due to unique needs of each client, therapy is always tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Therapy sessions can range from 30-minute to 60-minute sessions. Depending on the type and severity of deficits, therapy is recommended at 1x, 2x, or 3x per week. The scope and duration of therapy will be discussed during the first appointment following the evaluation.