We are pleased to accept the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Health Net
- Kaiser Permanente
- Providence Health Plans
- United Health Care
- Private Pay
*Please contact us to verify your insurance information prior to scheduling an appointment.
**Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
What to Expect
Evaluations for Children
The actual evaluation of your child will involve two types of testing: indirect and direct. Indirect testing may often look more like play and informal conversation than an evaluation, but the speech-language pathologist is actually using this time to learn more about how your child communicates in real-life situations. Direct testing is more structured and may involve your child doing things such as pointing to pictures in a testing manual, naming items, or answering the therapist's questions. We will generally have to continue with direct testing until the child answers a certain number questions in a row incorrectly, so don’t worry if your child isn’t getting every question right. Many children will have to answer questions that are actually for children older than them before the we can stop testing (fyispeechtherapy, 2018).
Evaluations for Adults
During your first speech therapy session, the speech-language pathologist will complete a collaborative assessment, to determine whether treatment will be beneficial. We will begin by talking with you and your loved ones about your communication concerns. We will review your medical history, and explain the factors that are impacting your language, voice, swallowing, and/or articulation of speech. We will then evaluate your current skills by using standardized and/or informal tests and clinical observations. Following the evaluation, we will review the results and advise you whether speech-language therapy is recommended. At this time, we will collaborate with you to formulate personalized goals for treatment (aphasia.com, 2018).