Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Choose UpWord Speech Therapy LLC?

  • Our services are convenient

  • We are able to provide services within your child's daycare center/preschool (if the school permits)

  • We work around your schedule

  • No waitlist!

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UpWord Speech Therapy provides individualized speech-language therapy in a 1:1 setting within your child's daycare/preschool, clinic setting, or via telehealth.

Where Do You Provide Therapy?

3.

What Are My Payment Options?

At the present time, UpWord Speech Therapy LLC does not participate with insurance. We accept private pay clients at this time. Many insurance companies have a reimbursable benefit for speech therapy services. UpWord Speech Therapy will be happy to provide you with the necessary receipts and paperwork for you to submit to your insurance carrier in order to seek reimbursement for your visits. Check with your insurance company to learn specifics of your plan's coverage. Payment due at time of service.

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What Should I Expect During an Evaluation?

Before the initial evaluation, your speech therapist will ask you questions regarding your concerns for your child's speech and language development. Based on parent description of concerns, your speech therapist will be able to determine whether speech and/or language testing will be necessary. After the initial interview your speech therapist will either conduct a screening or full evaluation.

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What Is The Difference Between a Screening and an Evaluation?

A screening is a brief, overall look at an individual’s communication skills. It touches on all areas of speech and language, including articulation, fluency, voice, grammar, vocabulary, conversational skills, and language. Screenings typically take only 15-20 minutes to complete and only indicate whether further, in-depth testing is warranted in any specific communication area(s).

 

A comprehensive evaluation is a lengthy, in-depth detailed look at an individual’s communication skills. Evaluations typically take an hour or more to administer and give detailed results of all areas tested. Evaluations determine if a speech and/or language delay exists. Upon completion of a comprehensive evaluation, the parent or client receives a written report of the results, including professional recommendations.

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Do I Need a Referral From a Physician?

No. However, in order to be reimbursed by your insurance company we recommend obtaining a referral for speech and language therapy from your regular physician. Typically parent/caregiver may request a speech and language referral from a physician over the phone.

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How Often Will My Child Receive Therapy? 

All therapy times are based on the individual needs of the client. We work with the family to ensure their loved one receives the optimal amount of therapy for improved outcomes. Client success is dependent on a combination of therapy, attendance, and carry-through with home programming. Therapy is typically recommended either weekly, biweekly, or two times a week. 

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What Disorders Do You Treat? 

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders

  • Speech Articulation Disorders and Phonological Disorders 

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech 

  • Fluency Disorders (e.g. Stuttering)

  • Social Communication Disorders

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • Literacy Skills