Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to begin?
You will need your doctor’s prescription ordering Speech Therapy services. Your evaluation will need to be scheduled within 90 days of the date on the script. You will also need identification and your insurance information. Your insurance will be contacted prior to evaluation to check for eligibility and verification of services covered. Forms asking about your medical history will be mailed to you to complete prior to your evaluation.
What happens on the first day?
What happens during the treatment sessions?
Treatment sessions will vary depending on what we are working on and what your goals are. Each session is personalized so activities and tasks to reach your goals will be different. I try to incorporate your hobbies and interests so it will be both motivating and fun while you are being challenged! Treatment sessions can vary in time as well from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on what we are working on and how you are progressing.
How do I know I’m improving?
Good question! After a month, I will complete a re-evaluation where I repeat what I initially tested you to compare results. In addition, I will be tracking your progress with each therapy session. Depending on your results and your goals will help guide us for further treatment versus discharge from speech therapy services.
How often do you typically see people?
This will depend on your needs, schedule and goals. On average, I typically see people 2x/week for 4-6 weeks. With most swallowing clients, the frequency is closer to 3x/week for 6-8 weeks. If you are an LSVT LOUD client, the program has already been established at 4x/week for 4 weeks per their protocol.
How should I prepare for my visits at home?
All we need is your willingness to work together and a table and chairs! I’ll provide the rest.
Will I have homework?
Yes - absolutely. In order for you to make any kind of change, the mind and body both need reinforcement and practice. So please be aware you will have homework to help reinforce what we have worked on together.
Have other questions?
Please provide any other questions you may have in the message area of the Contact Me section of this website. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.