We are your partner in your child's treatment. Your involvement and insight is pivotal to us from the beginning.
We understand the heartache when you don’t know how to help your struggling baby or child. Our in depth and research based evaluations will answer your long list of concerns. The evaluation and subsequent report will be huge insights into your little one’s body and mind.
Our collaborative treatment plans demystify the therapeutic process and give you simple activities to work on at home. We keep treatment plan activities feasible and catered to each household. With made-for-them materials like flashcards and feeding tools, your family will be given everything they need to help your little one succeed at home, school, and in their community.
The assessment will include an examination of the structures of the mouth, feeding tools, feeding patterns, and feeding techniques. And don’t worry, your child will have a blast! Though they are being evaluated, they will be doing so through games and activities.
There will also be a comprehensive investigation of background, medical history, and family history. Our therapists are specially trained to analyze the movement patterns of your child’s chewing and swallowing. We are also trained to analyze tethered oral tissue. Once we determine the underlying cause of your child’s limited diet, we will formulate an individualized plan with goals to address the root cause.
An examination of the structures of the mouth, collection of a language sample and sound inventory, and complete investigation of background, medical history, and family history. Once we determine the underlying cause of your child’s speech issue, we will formulate a customized plan with goals to address the root cause.
And don’t worry, your child will have a blast! Though they are being evaluated, they will be doing so through games and activities.
Typically, no. Some insurance companies will require pre-authorization from a Doctor. We recommend speaking to your insurance before beginning treatment if you plan to submit for reimbursement. If you plan to only pay privately, a referal is not required.
45 minutes – 1 hour
Absolutely! We almost always have parents sit in on our evaluations. Your insight and background knowledge into your child is key. Caregivers and nannys are also welcome to sit in and observe.
The evaluation is catered to your individual child. They may include some or all of the following:
-Medical diagnosis (if applicable)
-Treatment diagnosis (found during evaluation)
-Oral mechanism examination
-Informal swallowing/feeding assessment
-Informal speech and/or language sample
-Feeding assessment (if applicable)
-Standardized scores (if applicable)
3 – 5 business days
If your child has had a a speech and language or feeding evaluation/assessment in the past 6 months, we may be able to use that in lieu of completing our own.
Our high level of training enables our speech/language therapists to analyze and dig deeper into your child’s areas of need than typical speech/language and feeding assessments. This allows us to determine the underlying etiology and provide the most effective treatment for your child.
We do! Through an evaluation and treatment, we help infants who are struggling to latch or who may have other feeding difficulties with the breast or bottle.
We offer a few different assessment options and the prices do vary. Prices do not vary based on your child’s diagnosis or ability. In our initial phone call with you, we will help you determine which evaluation is the best fit for your child.
Treatment Plan FAQ
A treatment plan will include goals and outline objectives your child will work on to achieve them. They will be centered on the underlying root cause of their speech or feeding difficulty. It will be organized and broken down to build naturally and increase their skills and confidence.
It will also include the recommended treatment frequency.
Objectives broken down to specific points with activities written out for home use. Unique materials to complete activities will be provided or recommended.
We will teach you how to interact with your child in a way that builds language skills at home.
For feeding we teach you therapeutic approaches to feeding that will help build trust between you and your child, strengthening their willingness to try new foods at home.
As we work with your family, we will recommend activities that accommodate your busy schedule. If you only have 5 minutes a day during bath time, we’ll come up with something rapid fire! If you have a little more time to spend, we’ll give you more!
We love thinking of unique things your child loves and incorporating their favorite characters like Daniel Tiger or Bluey into some flashcards!