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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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How do I know if my child needs your services?
You know your child the best. If you have a concern about her/his development, that concern should be validated and explored. We are happy to answer any questions by phone or schedule a session to meet your child.
Do you do diagnostic testing?
No, not formally. Our approach uses your child’s strengths as a starting point for addressing her/his challenges. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Shannon is qualified to perform diagnostic testing and will do so informally as part of her work with your family. If you require a diagnosis for school or to receive other services, we can refer you to a qualified diagnostician.
Do you accept insurance?
We are currently a fee-for-service provider. Some insurance providers will reimburse you for this work, so check your benefits. We will gladly provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement.
How long will we work with you?
It totally depends on your family’s needs and goals. Our intention is to give you the tools you need to eventually support your child on your own. Some families choose to work more intensively in the beginning and then work on their own for a period, knowing we can resume sessions at any point. Other families prefer a more consistent schedule of weekly or bi-weekly sessions.
My child needs support at school. Can you help?
Yes! Advocating for your child in school-related issues is a big part of what we do. We can attend teacher’s conferences with you, help you understand the language in reports, and meet with teachers and administrators to ensure that your child’s needs are being met in practical ways. We can also help coordinate communication between other service providers, such as occupational therapists, and teachers to see that strategies are being implemented consistently.
My child is having trouble with reading. Can you help?
Yes! We love helping kids not only learn to read, but to enjoy it. We teach letter identification and sound/symbol association, vowel and consonant rules, spelling, and much more. Our goal is to have your child’s confidence, ease, and enjoyment grow with each session.