Frequently Asked Questions
What does a speech-language pathologist do?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have a master's level education in communication disorders, and are responsible for remediating a variety of disorders and disabilities. SLPs address disorders of speech (e.g. articulation, stuttering, voice), language (understanding and using language effectively), feeding, and cognition.
How do I know if my child needs a speech-language pathologist?
There are a variety of warning signs that may trigger a referral to a speech-language pathologist. Please refer to our Speech Referral Guidelines for more information. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us at 702.339.5475 for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
How much does speech therapy cost?
Private pay rates are as follows:
Initial Evaluation = $250 (includes 1-hour evaluation + written report)
30-minute session = $65
45-minute session = $98
60-minute session = $130
These rates include a prompt pay discount.
Will my insurance cover speech therapy services?
Smart Talk Speech Therapy currently accepts Fee-For-Service Medicaid and private pay only. However, we are happy to provide you with any documentation necessary for you to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company.
My child's only 2 years old. Won't he catch up on his own?
Your child may or may not catch up on his own. The benefit of seeking help early is that you can reduce any potential delays significantly. Think of it this way: If your child is 6 months behind now, we can start reducing that gap as soon as possible. If you wait until he's 12 months behind, it'll take longer to close that gap. A speech-language evaluation can give you a better idea about the factors that determine whether a child is delayed or simply a "late talker." For more information about the benefits of early intervention, check out The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.
I'm still not sure if I want to commit to speech therapy. What are the pros and cons of speech therapy?
Check out the Outcomes, Benefits, and Drawbacks of Speech Therapy from My Child Without Limits.org.
My child also needs occupational and physical therapy services. Do you provide those as well?
Smart Talk currently only provides speech therapy services. However, we can refer you to highly recommended home-based occupational and physical therapists based on your child's needs.
I think my child could benefit from speech therapy. What do I do next?
Call or text 702.339.5475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an evaluation.