Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled the following information to help answer some common questions about Denver Speech Language Solutions and the services we provide. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please reach out by visiting our contact page.
What is a speech-language pathologist?
A speech-language pathologist is a highly trained individual who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language.
What services are provided?
Denver Speech Language Solutions provide pediatric in-home speech-language therapy.
What age groups do you serve?
Denver Speech Language Solutions specializes in providing services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age.
How do I know if my child would benefit from seeing a Speech-Language Therapist?
If you notice your child has difficult with any of the following:
They are difficult to understand.
They are not yet imitating sounds or words.
They are not yet saying enough words or combining words independently.
They are not yet using appropriate sentence structure.
They have difficulty following directions and/or answering simple questions.
They have difficulty communicating in social settings.
They “get stuck” on sounds, words, or phrases.
They have a limited repertoire of food types and food groups.
They repeat words or syllables frequently.
They have difficulty making eye contact.
They have difficulty putting words together with simple sentence structures.
What is the first step?
Call Denver Speech Language Solutions at (303) 385-2793, or head over to the contact us page and send us a message! After the initial contact is made we will typically setup a meeting at a ice cream shop (Denver Speech Language Solutions treat of course) to meet, go over paperwork, answer any questions, and setup a schedule that works for you and your family.
What does a speech evaluation consist of and how long does it take?
A speech and language evaluation typically consists of a parent interview, clinician observation, and some form of assessments (i.e. checklists, standardized assessments, informal assessments etc.). An evaluation usually takes somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
How are services at Denver Speech Language Solutions different from services offered through the school district or in a clinic?
Denver Speech Language Solutions offers services in the practical setting of the home. It capitalizes on the use of the child’s own toys, routines, environment, objects, and people/family. Therapy provided in the schools vary greatly on the length and frequency of services based on the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). A child’s IEP may only qualify the child for a limited number of minutes of therapy and may include time spent on indirect time/”push in” to the classroom, or teacher consults. Both of these “minutes” of therapy do not directly involve the child. A school therapist may also see children in a group of 2-3 for therapy, and do not have the luxury of matching students who are addressing the similar goals. Denver Speech Language Solutions offers the undivided attention and focus of a trained therapist to meet the specific needs of your child. Denver Speech Language Solutions takes the utmost respect and input of the family’s needs and desires, and chooses goals that directly affect the child in their most consistent environment, the home.
Do you accept Insurance?
Denver Speech Language Solutions has made the decision to not accept insurance at this time; however, we do accept FSA and HSA payments. We also can provide a Super Bill at the end of each month to submit to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement.
The reason for making the decision not to accept insurance is multi-faceted. The biggest reason why we have chosen to not accept insurance is because as the current policies stand, in order to qualify for any in home speech services the client must be “medically home bound” meaning that they have to have some form of medical condition that prevents them from leaving the home. We firmly believe that speech therapy in the home is the best place to learn, develop and practice speech therapy. We have seen results faster when working with children in the home setting compared to therapy in the clinical or school setting. Being able to work in the home, where the client is most comfortable and utilizing their toys and their real life situations, provides the opportunity for incredible growth and progress.