Q: When should I seek help from a speech-language pathologist?
A: Although speech-language pathologists refer to speech-language developmental milestones, every child develops at a different rate. As the parent, you know your child best. If you suspect your child has a problem with his or her speech-language development, we suggest seeking the opinion of a speech pathology professional without delay. Early intervention greatly increases the chances for progress and for future success!
Q: How do I initiate services?
A: If you are interested in speech-language services, please contact us and we will do an initial phone intake to gather information about your child including biographical information, speech-language development/concerns, prior evaluations/therapy and services in which you may be interested.
Following the intake, you will be asked to complete the necessary forms including a therapist-patient agreement which will outline policies, procedures and fees. Once the forms are received, we may schedule an appointment for an evaluation, or if your child has already been evaluated, we will schedule an initial therapy session.
Q: What age ranges do you serve at Speech Beginnings, PLC?
A: We work with children of all ages, birth to 18 years of age.
Q: Do you provide in-home therapy services?
A: Yes, Speech Beginnings’ professionals are available for in-home or school sessions in Alexandria (City and Fairfax County), Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairlington, Falls Church, Franconia, Hayfield, Herndon, Kingstowne, Lorton, McLean, Merrifield, Oakton, Reston, Shirlington, Springfield, and Vienna.
Q: What are your service fees?
A: Speech Beginnings, PLC offers different types of therapy sessions (individual, group) as well as different session lengths. Fees vary depending on these factors. Please call us to get the most updated rates.
Q: What forms of payment does Speech Beginnings, PLC accept?
A: We accept cash, checks and credit cards (VISA, Mastercard and Discover). We also accept Flex Spending/Health Savings Account (FSA/HSA) debit cards with VISA or Mastercard logo.
Q: Does Speech Beginnings, PLC participate with any insurance companies?
A: Unfortunately we do not participate with any insurance companies. However, we will make every effort to provide you with the necessary documentation for reimbursement including itemized invoices after each treatment session. Make sure to check with your insurance company prior to beginning treatment. Please let us know in advance what requirements, if any, your insurance company has for pre-authorization.
Q: Does Speech Beginnings accept Medicaid or Medicare?
A: Sorry but we do not accept Medicaid or Medicare. However, we will be happy to assist you in finding another provider who does accept clients on Medicaid or Medicare.
Q: Do you offer bilingual services?
A: No, unfortunately we do not offer bilingual services at this time.
Q: What towns does Speech Beginnings, PLC serve?
A: We provide services to most of Northern Virginia including but not limited to: Alexandria (City and Fairfax County), Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairlington, Falls Church, Franconia, Hayfield, Herndon, Kingstowne, Lorton, McLean, Merrifield, Oakton, Reston, Shirlington, Springfield, Sterling, Vienna. We are continuously expanding our service area so please call us to see if we are available in your town.
Q: Do you offer teletherapy sessions?
A: Yes, we offer teletherapy sessions for clients of all ages, preschool through young adult! We have various session lengths to choose from: 30, 45 or 60-minute sessions. Please contact us for more information.