ALL ASSESSMENTS: Detailed medical history/documentation and any previous testing/treatment documentation including speech-language, PT, OT assessments, progress reports, developmental testing, psychological testing, IEP, IFSP, etc.
FEEDING/SWALLOWING: Detailed medical history/documentation, any previous testing/treatment documentation including MBS/FEES results, and accepted and unaccepted foods to trial during the assessment.
If your child has received a speech-language evaluation within the last 5 months, a reassessment is not necessary if you are able to provide a complete copy of the assessment and any progress summaries completed since the initial evaluation. If it has been greater than 6 months or your child has never had an assessment completed, a comprehensive evaluation is required before services can begin.
If you are concerned about your child's feeding/swallowing and they are under a year old, a reassessment may be necessary sooner than 6 months to determine an appropriate plan of treatment. Please provide your most recent assessment and a clinician will review the document along with your current concerns regarding your child's feeling to determine if an updated assessment is required.
Please contact the office for private pay rates.
Our clinic asks that you should not bring your child to appointments if he/she has:
1. Fever in the past 48 hours 100 degrees or higher
2. Vomiting in the past 48 hours
3. Diarrhea in the past 48 hours
4. Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to appointments).
5. Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
6. Head lice – live bugs or nits (lice eggs)
8. Pinkeye- (must be on antibiotic eye drops for 48 hours, before returning to appointments)
Evaluation: 90 Minutes-2hours
Speech-Language Sessions: 30 minutes
Feeding Sessions: 30-45 minutes
OT/PT Sessions: 60 minutes
Here at SCSS we believe in a collaborative approach meaning your child will have their main treating therapist but may be seen by other therapists if they are receiving more than one service and or receiving treatment more than once a week. This allows for increased collaboration to determine the best possible treatment plan and approaches for treating your child. This also allows for increased opportunities for makeup sessions when needed. Here at SCSS we are a team and we believe that by working together we can provided unparalleled services to you and your child.
If you have out of network benefits, your insurance may cover therapeutic services. Please contact us to learn more regarding private insurance plans and coverage of services.
**Private pay and co-payments are due at date of service. Any outstanding balances will result in a hold being placed on services until payment is made. Payment plans can be arranged with our office manager. In the case of prolonged or non-payment from insurance, you will maintain responsibility of all charges and be reimbursed by the company in case of insurance payment.
Our office will attempt to contact you to confirm your evaluation the week of your appointment. If you fail to show the date of your appointment without calling to cancel/reschedule, a $25 fee will be required prior to rescheduling your child's evaluation.