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Speech Evaluation in Houston The Speech Dynamic

Speech and Language Evaluations

We utilize both informal and formal assessment measures, including child/parent/caregiver interview, clinical observations, play-based assessment when necessary, as well as standardized tests to evaluate your speech & language and/or feeding skills. We look at your child’s strengths and needs in different areas of communication. A written evaluation, recommendations, and strategies for your child’s specific communication profile is provided.   

Evaluation encompasses interacting, observing, assessing, playing, using standardization instruments as indicated, all in order to understand your child and how best to move forward.  Please be assured it is not necessary that your child perform “on command”. 

Next, time is spent in conversation with you, in parent education, answering your questions and addressing how to best support your child’s progress.  Facilitative techniques are described and modeled. Educational considerations for your child’s particular profile are also discussed. Time is allotted to be sure you have the opportunity to ask all the questions you may have.

Investment: $250-$450

 

 

speech and language assessments in Houston

Speech and Language Therapy

We use evidence based treatment approaches and customize a plan based on you child’s strengths and needs. All therapy is individualized to meet your child’s unique learning style, incorporate his/her personal interests, and capitalize on his/her strengths to support growth and development of his/her language skills.  A summary of the session is provided for the parents and a  home plan with written strategies to work on during the week.

Investment:

60 minutes: $150

 

Social Skills Assessment

We are uniquely qualified to assess a child’s social skills using specialize training in the Social Thinking ILAUGH model.  Speech Pathologist has completed the advanced SocialThinking Clinical Training. We are also uniquely qualified to assess social communication and executive functioning skills.  These are the skills that are often missed by traditional language tests. A school observation is a standard component of this type of assessment. 60-90 minutes

 

Payment

We are currently an out-of-network provider with all insurance companies. However, this does not mean that your insurance company will not cover some/all services. Payment for services is provided directly by the family to The Speech Dynamic via check or our secure online portal. Once payment is received, families are provided a Paid Invoice with treatment/evaluation service and diagnosis codes. Please call your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network speech language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. Ask if your insurance company accepts CPT code 92507 and if they require an ICD-10 code (furnished from an evaluation). Should insurance companies require additional documentation to authorize, justify, and/or extend services, we are happy to provide the necessary paperwork. If pursuing an evaluation only, ask if your company accepts code 92523

 

A shy child speaks up loud and clear

At the age of 2, my son’s preschool teacher noticed he was a little behind in his speech, he was muttering in a low tone. It was hard for anyone to understand what he was trying to tell us. When I was told he needed therapy, I was a bit nervous because my son is very shy around people he is not familiar with. I was afraid the speech therapist would get nowhere with him, but boy was I wrong. By the end of his first session with Ms. Brooke my son was comfortable with her; he did not want the session to end. Ms. Brooke took the time to research new ideas and activities that would accommodate my son’s needs to help him open his mouth when speaking. She focused the entire session on making sure he practiced the ability to speak up loud and clear while still having fun and kept him engaged. He only had therapy for 5 short months; Ms. Brooke gave him the confidence he needed to speak up. He continues to ask to see Ms. Brooke, he misses her so much. She left him with such great moments and experiences that I do not think he will ever forget her.

Dolores S.

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