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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child needs speech or language therapy?

Your child may benefit from speech/language therapy if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions:

 

  • Is your child behind in meeting speech and language milestones?

  • Do you or others have difficulty understanding your child?

  • Does your child have difficulty saying certain sounds?

  • Is your child having difficulty understanding what is being said?

  • Does your child have difficulty interacting with others in social situations?

  • Is there a family history of speech and/or language disorders?

  • Does your child have another condition that puts him or her at risk for a speech/language disorder, such as a genetic disorder or autism spectrum disorder?

  • These are only general areas of concern. Please schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your concerns and determine if an evaluation or therapy is recommended. 

How do I know if my child needs feeding therapy?

Your child may benefit from feeding therapy if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions:

  • Does your child eat less than 20 foods consistently, avoid entire food groups, or only eat a few foods from each food group?

  • Does your child eat small volumes of food or take a long time to eat?

  • Does your child refuse foods and engage in avoidance behaviors like tantruming, throwing food, screaming, and leaving the table?

  • Does your child gag, vomit, cough, or choke while eating/drinking or shortly after?

  • Does your child only eat certain textures of food (e.g., purees, crunchy solids, fluids)?

  • Is your child transitioning from tube to oral feeding?

  • Is your child having difficulty weaning from a bottle to solid foods?

  • These are only general areas of concern. Please schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your concerns and determine if an evaluation or therapy is recommended. 

How do I get started?

Fill out our online contact form. We will reach out to you for a complimentary phone consultation to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine if an evaluation is recommended. 

Do you require an evaluation to begin services?

All new clients must be evaluated prior to treatment unless an evaluation has occurred in the last six months in the areas of concern. We believe that evaluations are crucial in guiding our treatment process to ensure the best possible outcomes in therapy.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, Happy Nest Speech Therapy does not accept insurance. We are an out-of-network provider accepting private-pay clients. Upon request, we will provide you with a superbill as a statement of your services. You can submit the superbill on your own behalf to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. We recommend checking your out-of-network benefits with your insurance company. 

What is your cancellation policy?

While Happy Nest Speech Therapy understands that illnesses and emergencies occur, we respectfully request that you avoid frequent cancellations or “no shows.” We require 24-hour notice to avoid a cancellation fee. Whenever possible, we will work with the family to move in-person sessions to teletherapy to ensure there is no disruption in care. Advance notification for any cancellations resulting from a conflicting appointment, vacation, obligations for work or family, or any other event is always appreciated. Please refer to our cancellation policy in your intake paperwork for additional information.

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