The process of getting started may seem overwhelming. There have likely been a series of questions and concerns that you have been thinking and/or worrying about. You have likely heard a ton of well-meaning advice from friends, family, and even doctors…but were still confused about what to do. Well, that’s where we come in. We are here to take off some of that pressure and help you.
So, where do we begin?
The first step is to reach out to us, either by phone, text or email. You’ll speak directly to a Speech-Language Pathologist (also known as a “Speech Therapist”). In that conversation, we will discuss what you’ve been going through and what your concerns are.
Then, based on the information you have discussed with the Speech-Language Pathologist, she will make a determination of whether an evaluation is needed, as well as what specific type of evaluation that is needed. There are times where a child (or adult client) has already had a previous evaluation, or is already receiving speech therapy services with another speech therapist. If this is the case, and it has been approximately 1 year since that previous evaluation, then we may not need to do a new evaluation. The only exception to this, is when there is a specific concern that has not been addressed in that evaluation; Or, when there is a feeding or tongue-tie issue, or if there is a persistent articulation issue that has not resolved even with the previous therapy. In those cases, we will need to perform a specific evaluation that targets those issues. If you’d like to learn more about what is involved in the evaluation, please click here.
If you’d like to find out more information, to speak to the Speech-Langauge Pathologist, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.