About Speech Therapy
Our speech therapists help children develop speech and language skills needed for effective communication. This is achieved through the evaluation and treatment of expressive and receptive language, problem-solving and reasoning, social skills, sign language, and augmentative communication (communication devices, PECs, etc).
Our therapists also work on pre-speech and feeding skills, swallowing, and oral-motor development. We strive to assist your child in finding his or her voice. And we never forget that a kid is a kid by ensuring speech therapy is fun, safe, and inviting. Our expectation: life-changing results.
Everything you need to know about Speech Therapy
Why is Westside considered the best provider?
There are many reasons from low staff turnover to having over 800+ pediatricians referring to us for services. Above all is our parents’ feedback.
Every parent is sent a survey at the beginning, middle, and end of their therapy services. It asks: “On a scale of 1-10, how likely are you to refer Westside to your friends and family.” Here is what parents say:
- Average Beginning Score: 9.71/10
- Average Middle Score: 9.83/10
- Average End Score: 9.89/10
This is exactly why Westside is deemed the best.
What does Speech Therapy cost?
While cost varies by insurance plan, number of therapy hours, and other factors, we still inform you on what you’ll expect to pay.
We have built a sophisticated cost calculator that looks at 19 factors that impact cost. When we run it, it shows you a week-by-week prediction of cost.
This estimate occurs after your evaluation once we know the frequency of therapy. All of you do is provide us with your insurance plan details, and we handle the rest.
Which insurances do you accept?
How long will my child be in therapy?
Graduating kids from therapy is our goal. It means that we did our job and that the child’s concerns have been addressed. We do everything we can to achieve progress as quick as possible. There is ongoing communication between the family and the therapist on the child’s progress. When it is agreed that the concerns have been fully addressed, it is time to graduate AND celebrate!
Which age ranges do you treat?
At Westside, we generally treat children 0-18 years old. Our therapists are trained to work to work with kids, toddlers, and teens.
Similarly aged children typically come to therapy at the same time frames, too. For example, many of the teens come after-school and socialize with each other as a part of speech therapy.
How often will my child need therapy?
Most Speech Therapy treatment plans are 1-3 hours per week in-clinic, with 1 hour per week being the most common.
Our therapists teach the parents and the child how to carry over the exercises at home. This complements the in-clinic treatment and leads to lasting change.
How long are Speech Therapy sessions?
Speech therapy sessions are 45 minutes long. The therapist will speak with the parent at end of each session to provide an update on what was worked on.