Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Screening?

The purpose of a screening is to determine if a speech-language evaluation is needed. It is a standardized pass or fail screener based on your child’s age to briefly assess your child’s speech and language skills. It is always free of charge. Speech sounds, receptive and expressive language skills are all briefly assessed using a series of pictures. We also listen to your child’s connected speech to get a general idea of intelligibility.

What is an Evaluation?

A Speech-Language evaluation is a more in depth series of standardized tests. Articulation skills and receptive and expressive language skills are all tested based on your child’s age. A score is provided that helps determine where your child falls based on other children of the same age across the country. The scores determine if your child has a disorder in any of the 3 main areas tested and provides the severity of the disorder (mild, moderate, severe). The evaluation typically takes 30 minutes to an hour; however it may take longer if more testing is recommended. Your child is also given an oral motor exam, hearing screening, and voice and fluency (stuttering) are also assessed. If the tests determine a disorder is present, speech therapy sessions will be recommended.

What are Speech Therapy Sessions?

Speech therapy sessions typically last for about 30 minutes, 1-2 times a week. They are individual sessions (not in a group) and will take place in your child’s daycare. Individualized goals will be written to determine the focus of therapy sessions. A variety of materials will be used to help your child reach their goals. The length of therapy varies; some children need 6 months, while some need a year or longer. It depends on the severity of their disorder and how many goals they have.

 

Information for Childcare Centers

Are you interested in providing speech-language therapy at your childcare center? That is what we do! Call or email for more information.

Services provided at the center:

– FREE screenings

– Evaluations

– Individualized Speech Therapy Sessions

This greatly benefits parents, since they don’t need to make weekly appointments at a clinic for their child to receive the services they need.

Services We Offer

Edmond Speech Therapy is primarily a mobile pediatric speech-language therapy private practice. Therapy is provided in daycares and homes all over the Oklahoma City metro area, including: Edmond, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Guthrie, Piedmont, Yukon, and Mustang.

Accent reduction therapy is also provided for adults. This is not considered  medically necessary, so this is a private pay service. Currently, Edmond is the only location this therapy is provided.

WHERE DOES THERAPY TAKE PLACE?

For the majority of pediatric clients, services are provided in the child’s daycare, Head Start or home. This benefits parents, since they do not need to make weekly appointments in a clinic. If you prefer a clinic setting, we are happy to provide a list of clinics in the area for you to contact.

For adult clients, we typically meet in a library or other public meeting place in Edmond.

WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

Currently, payment is through Sooner Care or private pay only.  Blue Cross Blue Shield will be available fall  2018.

**For Sooner Care clients, parents need to discuss speech concerns during an appointment with your child’s primary care doctor (pediatrician). This is mandatory for Sooner Care clients. It’s a good idea to request a hearing screening at the appointment – if the pediatrician offers screenings.

HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS AND HOW OFTEN DO THEY TAKE PLACE?

For children, sessions are up to 30 minutes,  1-2 times per week.

For adults, sessions are 30 minutes and can be either 1 time a week or 2 times per month (bi-weekly).

CONTACT US:

Phone: 405-220-3450

We may not be able to answer calls due to therapy sessions, please leave a message and will will return your call as soon as possible.

Email:  emilys.b@att.net

Fax: 405-594-6058