I believe therapy is most sustainable and effective when needs are met in the most natural and comfortable environment, which is typically the home and community. Also, individuals and families are more confident and independent when given the opportunity to practice in their own environments. Research shows home-based therapy can provide long-lasting outcomes and generalization outside of therapy sessions. For these reasons, I choose to come to you!
Evaluations will be completed in a natural environment, most often your home. Testing will depend on your individual needs and goals, but may be standardized or play-based depending on age and developmental level. Case history and/or caregiver interview will also provide important information. I will work together with you to consider your needs, goals, and priorities before making any recommendations.
A feeding evaluation will include a “bedside” assessment if appropriate to determine ability to eat and drink safely. Caregiver interview and observations of mealtime routine will also be used to develop a therapy plan. If necessary and appropriate, I will coordinate with other health care professionals to meet an individual’s needs.
I will discuss assessment/testing procedures and purpose prior to administration. Following the evaluation, I will review initial findings, and will deliver final recommendations in a detailed written report, typically one week from testing. You will receive a copy of the evaluation report, as well as the referring physician if appropriate.
I will travel to your home or community place for therapy sessions. Therapy will target individual needs and family priorities in a natural environment and through daily routines. This allows caregivers and individuals the opportunity to practice and transfer skills between various settings. The parent-coaching model and hands-on practice provided will increase confidence and independence in skills. Please read about my treatment philosophy to learn more.
For safety reasons, a person 21 years or older is required to be present at the time of therapy. Attendance and involvement in each session is also required.
Therapy sessions depend on individual needs; however, sessions typically last between 30-45 minutes, and may be 1-3x/week.
The length of a single session and the duration of treatment (how many months) is determined by needs revealed at the evaluation and subsequent treatment plan. Treatment sessions are typically 30-45 minutes, 1-3x/week as needed. Duration of treatment depends on the number of goals and areas of need identified. Evaluations will be given periodically to determine growth and continued need of services.
At this time, Heart & Soul Speech does not accept insurance. I am only able to accept private/cash pay. This can include using your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA), as therapy qualifies as a health-related expense. No Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance is accepted. I am considered out-of-network with all insurance providers. You may choose to submit your own reimbursement from your out of network benefits if you wish. Many families receive reimbursement for some or all of the therapy costs.
If you wish to submit “out-of-network” therapy for reimbursement to your insurance company, I will provide you with an invoice for therapy that you can submit. The invoice contains information on the therapy diagnosis, treatment codes, sessions times, fees paid, and a description of services provided. Please call for more information if you wish to submit out of network reimbursement.
If you wish to submit “out-of-network” therapy for reimbursement to your insurance company, I will provide you with an invoice for therapy that you can submit. The invoice contains information on the therapy diagnosis, treatment codes, sessions times, fees paid, and a description of services provided. Please contact us for more information if you wish to submit out of network reimbursement.
To cancel an appointment, call or text the office at (972) 439-5351.