I will meet with you, discuss your needs, answer your questions, and conduct simple screening procedures to determine if a more in-depth evaluation and/or therapy services are necessary.
Speech & Language Evaluations
A speech and language evaluation assesses a client's speech, language, and communication abilities. This can include oral motor, fluency, pragmatic, feeding/swallowing, and/or vocal quality assessments. Various testing procedures are used during an evaluation, including patient (or when applicable) parent/caregiver interview, record review, clinical observation, informal and standardized testing, and play-based assessment.
Orofacial Myofuncational Evaluations
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are very often diagnosed by a team of professionals. This team may include any of the following members: a dentist, a dental hygentist, an orthodontist, a physcian, an ear nose and throat doctor, and/or a speech-language pathologist. A speech-language patholgist assesses what affects a orofacial myofunctional disorder has on speech, swallowing, and/or normal rest postures.
Speech & Language
- Apraxia of Speech Disorders
- Articulation Disorders
- Expressive Language Disorders
- Receptive Language Disorders
- Oral-Motor Difficulties
- Resonance/Voice Disorders
- Pragmatic Language Disorders
- Social Skill Difficulties
- Fluency/Stuttering Disorders
- Swallowing (dysphagia)/Feeding Disorders
- Improvement of muscle tonicity
- Establishing and correcting normal rest postures for tongue and lips
- Elimination of thumb/digit sucking
- Elimitation of other detrimental oral habits
- Correct swallowing patterns
Payment is due in full at the time of service. Lakeshore Speech Associates accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. At the end each month, you will receive a comprehensive statement.
If your health insurance provides benefits for speech therapy services, this monthly statement may be submitted by you. It contains all the relevant diagnosis and treatments codes so that you may receive reimbursement. While we do not bill your insurance company for you, we routinely provide any and all documentation requested by insurance companies to support the claims.
As a practice, we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain reimbursement. It is suggested that you call your insurance company for information regarding benefits before you begin treatment. It is even better to get this information in writing ahead of time. Some insurance carriers will cover evaluations only, and not ongoing therapy so be sure to clarify this as well.