Billing & Insurance
We do not accept insurance at this time. We are private pay (out of pocket) and are considered to be out-of-network.
We will provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance for partial or full reimbursement (depending on your coverage).
We recommend contacting your insurance company to verify your out-of-network benefits prior to starting services.
If requested, we are happy to provide clients with an out-of-network insurance reimbursement guide to assist with determining your out-of-network reimbursement benefits.
Evaluation: $400 (includes written report)
45-Min* Therapy Session: $150
*30- & 60-min sessions available when appropriate
Parent Coaching Session: $180/hour
IEP Consultation: $180/hour
Collaboration/consultation with outside schools, providers, and medical professionals: $180/hour (anything 15-minutes or less is free of charge)
Payment is due in full at each visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose a private speech therapist?
Private speech therapy is often more individualized than what is offered at a child's school. Often, a child might not qualify for school or community-based therapy even when a disorder is present or is on a long waitlist for outpatient services. Parents may also not have the time to drive to a hospital or clinic-based therapy setting and prefer the convenience of home-based therapy or teletherapy.
What type of clients do you see?
We work with children of all ages who have an expressive/receptive language difference or disorder, use echolalia/scripts to communicate, are late to talk, non-speaking, minimally speaking, or struggle with social communication or executive function challenges.
What is gestalt language processing?
What is gestalt language processing? Did you know there are two types of language development? They are called analytic and gestalt and are both natural, normal ways to acquire language. The more recognizable and well-known path to language development is known as analytic. Analytic language processors first learn “parts” (i.e., words) and then begin to combine those parts to form phrases and eventually longer sentences. These are our kids who predictably say one word (e.g., milk) then a phrase (e.g., Mommy milk), and finally a longer sentence (e.g., Mommy, I want milk.”)
Gestalt language processors, on the other hand, do somewhat the mirror opposite. Gestalt processors first recognize language in fixed “wholes” or “chunks” (i.e., sentences or narratives) and later break these longer units down into individual words that can then be recombined into flexible, original sentences. So they might say “How did I ever get into this mess?” before they use a true, referential single word.
Echolalia, or scripting, is the communicative use of these chunks, which can be very short (one word) or very long (whole scenes from movies). Scripts are usually picked up from something the child heard that resonated with them and represented a feeling or something happening when it was heard. We might mistake their scripts for nonsense, babbling, or jargon, if produced before the child is motorically ready for such lengthy storytelling! However, echolalia is communicative, and children use delayed echolalia as a first step to acquiring language! Like analytic language development, gestalt language development has predictable stages, moving from echolalia (whole scripts or chunks) to creative, flexible, self-generated language.
Anyone can process language in the analytic style, gestalt style, or both! We may not even notice if a child is a gestalt processor, an analytic processor, or a dual processor unless their language gets stuck at some level of language development. Some research suggests that greater than half of autistic communicators are gestalt processors, but many people can process language this way too, including neurotypical people! If someone is diagnosed as autistic, it does not necessarily mean they will be a gestalt language processor. And if someone is a gestalt language processor, it does not necessarily mean they are autistic.
My child is a gestalt language processor, does this mean my child needs speech therapy?
Not necessarily! Just because a child is autistic or a gestalt language processor does not mean they need therapy. If communication is not an area of difficulty, then speech therapy may not be warranted.
How long are therapy sessions?
Session times vary based on individual needs and attention spans, but most of our treatment sessions are 45 minutes in length. The frequency of weekly sessions is also based on the individual needs of your child and ranges from 1-3 sessions per week.
Where do sessions take place?
We travel to homes, schools, daycares, or other impactful community locations (parks, playgrounds, libraries, hiking trails, etc.). We also offer convenient teletherapy sessions.
What regions do you service?
We are based out of Ridgefield, CT in Upper Fairfield County. For in-home services in CT, we currently travel within Ridgefield as well as to areas of Wilton, Danbury, Redding, and Bethel. We also currently serve areas of North Salem, South Salem, and Lewisboro in Northern Westchester County NY. If you are in a neighboring community and are interested in in-home services, please reach out, and we will try to accommodate your needs. Teletherapy services are available to residents of New York or Connecticut.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not currently accept insurance. We provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
How will I be billed for services?
We use a secure, HIPAA-compliant online portal that stores and processes your payment at the time of your session. You will have access to payment information and invoices in your client portal.
Do you charge extra for driving to in-home sessions?
No. However, We reserve the right to implement a travel fee for travel outside of our current service area.
Can I be present for my child's session?
Yes! We value the opportunity to connect with your family and integrate the methods we are using into everyday routines.
Can you work with my child if they already see another speech therapist?
Yes, we are happy to collaborate with other SLPs.