Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled the following information to help answer some common questions about In-Home Speech Solutions and the services we provide. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please reach out by visiting our contact page.
What is a speech-language pathologist?
A speech-language pathologist is a highly trained individual who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language.
What services are provided?
In-Home Speech Solutions provide pediatric in-home speech-language therapy.
What age groups do you serve?
In-Home Speech Solutions specializes in providing services to children from birth to twenty-one years of age.
How do I know if my child would benefit from seeing a Speech-Language Therapist?
If you notice your child has difficult with any of the following:
They are difficult to understand.
They are not yet imitating sounds or words.
They are not yet saying enough words or combining words independently.
They are not yet using appropriate sentence structure.
They have difficulty following directions and/or answering simple questions.
They have difficulty communicating in social settings.
They “get stuck” on sounds, words, or phrases.
They have a limited repertoire of food types and food groups.
They repeat words or syllables frequently.
They have difficulty making eye contact.
They have difficulty putting words together with simple sentence structures.
What is the first step?
Call In-Home Speech Solutions at (913) 735-5312, or head over to the contact us page and send us a message! After the initial contact is made we will typically setup a free phone consultation or meet and greet, go over paperwork, answer any questions, and set up a schedule that works for you and your family.
What does a speech evaluation consist of and how long does it take?
A speech and language evaluation typically consists of a parent interview, clinician observation, and some form of assessments (i.e. checklists, standardized assessments, informal assessments etc.). An evaluation usually takes somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
How are services at In-HOME Speech Solutions different from services offered through the school district or in a clinic?
In-Home Speech Solutions offers services in the practical setting of the home. It capitalizes on the use of the child’s own toys, routines, environment, objects, and people/family. Therapy provided in the schools vary greatly on the length and frequency of services based on the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). A child’s IEP may only qualify the child for a limited number of minutes of therapy and may include time spent on indirect time/”push in” to the classroom, or teacher consults. Both of these “minutes” of therapy do not directly involve the child. A school therapist may also see children in a group of 2-3 for therapy, and do not have the luxury of matching students who are addressing the similar goals. In-Home Speech Solutions offers the undivided attention and focus of a trained therapist to meet the specific needs of your child. In-Home Speech Solutions takes the utmost respect and input of the family’s needs and desires, and chooses goals that directly affect the child in their most consistent environment, the home.
Do you accept Insurance?
In-Home Speech Language Solutions currently is not contracted with any insurance companies. We can provide a “Super Bill” with which you may be able to seek Out of Network reimbursement from your insurance company. You may also pay with FSA and HSA funds. Many insurance companies do not cover speech/language therapy services for children unless the deficits are related to a recent illness, injury, or autism.