Where are you located?
I am located at 26 Brighton St, Suite 315, Belmont MA 02478
There is a small parking lot located behind the building. Additional parking may be found on side streets.
Can my child attend private speech therapy if they are also get speech from EI or at school?
Yes. Many families choose to augment services provided through Early Intervention or the public school system with private speech therapy. In such cases, with written permission, I may contact the other speech therapist so we can collaborate together regarding your child’s progress.
Do you accept my insurance?
I am a Blue Cross Blue Shield and a Harvard Pilgrim provider. However, as each medical plan has different benefits and requirements, it is suggested that you contact your insurance provider to discuss your specific speech therapy benefits and to confirm if prior authorization/referral is required.
As speech therapy is a medical benefit, you may apply any payments for evaluation/therapy sessions towards your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). I can provide receipts of payment if required.
What if you don’t accept my insurance?
If I am not in-network for your insurance plan, you may choose to pay privately. You may choose to apply for out-of-network reimbursement for services with your insurance provider. I can provide receipts of payment, which you may submit to your insurance plan for potential reimbursement.
What can I expect from an evaluation?
An initial evaluation is typically two hours in length. Parents will be asked to provide the reason for referral and their main areas of concern prior to the evaluation so that assessments can be chosen and prioritized to fit your child’s needs. Standardized tests will be utilized along with a parent interview and informal clinical observations in order to best understand areas of strength and weakness. Results or impressions from the testing session will be verbally discussed at the end of the evaluation. A written report will be emailed to you.
What should I bring with me to the initial visit?
You can find the forms to complete and bring with you under the “Forms” page.
Client History Form
In addition, please bring your child’s insurance card along with any previous reports or documentation you think is relevant.
If your child is coming for an evaluation, you may bring along a small nut-free snack and a drink for your child to enjoy when taking a break from testing.
Therapy sessions are typically scheduled weekly or bi-weekly depending on your child’s needs. Each individual session is 45 minutes in length. Parents, especially parents of young toddlers, are welcome to sit in on the session. However, as children get older, they typically separate from their parents in the waiting room. Therapy goals will be developed and tailored to your child. Progress will regularly be discussed following sessions.
What should I expect from therapy sessions?
Occasionally, families request that I consult at a school meeting or other appointments. These consultations are not covered by insurance and are subject to my private pay rate.