FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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- Do you accept my insurance?
- What payment plans do you accept?
- What if my child is already receiving services through early intervention or the schools?
- What if my child did not qualify for early intervention or school-based services?
- What can I expect for the first appointment?
- What does a typical therapy session include?
- Who will be providing services?
- Where are you located?
Do you accept my insurance? Sensible Speech-Language Pathology, is able to bill most major insurance companies. We are also in-network (preferred providers) with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence, Moda/ODS, Pacific Source, First Choice, OHP (Willamette Valley Community Health, Samaritan, and open card), Medicare, and many more. We can help you decipher what your insurance may or may not cover.
What payment plans do you accept? Payment is due at the time of service. We are able to accept cash, check, and most major credit/debit cards (including HSA cards). Prices may vary depending on your insurance plan.
What if my child is already receiving services through early intervention or the schools? Many school-based services can be limited due to funding and focus on educational impact. Additional private therapy can help your child remediate their delay or disability more rapidly, become more confident in their communication skills, and help minimize the gap in their educational development. Private therapy considers the impact of the communication disorder on education as well as on the family, social groups, and community activities/involvement.
What if my child did not qualify for early intervention or school-based services? Some children that do not qualify for special education may still qualify for private therapy. Services can be more inclusive when seeking private therapy.
What can I expect for the first appointment? Your therapist will complete the comprehensive communication evaluation which includes: case history/caretaker interview, observation, formal testing, and a sample of conversational speech. At the end of your appointment you should know whether they recommend therapy or not. After that appointment a detailed report will be compiled and mailed to you. You may request the therapist review this over the phone with you or at your next appointment (as applicable) for no extra charge.
What does a typical therapy session include? Therapy services are provided one-on-one and consist of a review from last session, specially designed interventions, and a verbal summary of the session. Recommendations may be given to complete between therapy sessions as appropriate.
Who will be providing services? All services are provided by a competent speech-language pathologist holding a license with the Oregon Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. We also have SLP’s who are PROMPT trained.
Where are you located? Sensible Speech-Language Pathology, provides speech therapy services in Salem, Oregon, and surrounding areas. We are located on the corner of Capitol and Shipping St. Our address is 1475 Capitol St NE Salem, Oregon 97301.