Where do I start?
It all starts with a simple phone call or email to Jan. We can set up an evaluation for your child. After the evaluation we can discuss options and how to proceed. Click here to EMAIL Jan.
Does my child need an autism diagnosis to come to your clinic?
No. Although I specialize in working with children who have been diagnosed with autism, no diagnosis is necessary to come to my clinic. About half my caseload is not on the autism spectrum.
How often will my child need to attend therapy?
I generally recommend one hour session per week. Occasionally a child may need more or less. I will often develop a home program as well. Your child will progress faster when practicing their new skills at home in addition to therapy.
How long will my child need to attend therapy?
A: It is impossible to say without meeting your child and understanding their specific needs. Even then, it depends on the type and severity of their delay, how motivated they are to improve, how much they practice outside of weekly sessions, etc. Each child is unique, their goals are designed specifically for them, and therapy is tailored to their individual needs.
I have other children as well. What do we do while you are working with my child?
I have a comfortable waiting room with some toys and book for children. You are welcome to stay in the waiting room with your other children.
What insurance do you accept?
At this time, I do not direct bill any insurance companies. I am a direct pay agency. Payment is expected when services are rendered (cash, check or major credit card). You can check with your insurance company and see if they reimburse for “Out of Network” agencies. You will receive a receipt every session with all the necessary insurance billing codes needed. Also, most flex reimbursement plans cover speech-language therapy.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
You do not need a Dr. referral unless your insurance company requires one. I personally do not require one.