Independent Speech

MAKING CONNECTIONS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION


Online Speech Therapy Information

 


What others are saying about Independent Speech.

My therapist was diligent in planning therapy to meet my child's needs and interests. Her style was very natural and she was very creative in her selection of therapy activities.
 -Diane F.

The knowledge and experience my therapist shared with me has been such an invaluable gift. She has provided essential tools to help me help my child.
-Karen E

My therapist was extremely professional, organized and focused on the needs of my child and family.
-Marianne L.

My child enjoyed the interactive games and actually wanted to practice between sessions. They did a great job of motivating my child to work on his speech skills.
-Debbie S.

I had a great experience with my therapist and would recommend Independent Speech to anyone that needs speech therapy.
-Kim C.

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Are your therapists licensed?

Yes, our speech therapists hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. In addition our therapists hold necessary licenses from state departments of health and departments of education.

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My child is receiving speech therapy at school can I still use your service?

Yes!  We can supplement the speech therapy your child is receiving at school for any reason.  We can work with your child's school-based therapist to ensure we are working together for the success of your child.  Some chose to supplement with our service because we offer one-on-one therapy while the child receives group therapy at school.

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 What are the system requirements?

An internet connection is required, high speed is recommended. Activities and reports use Adobe Reader and the internet. A link to download Adobe Reader is provided in your online folder. Everything is accessed through our site. You are not required to download any programs. We supply the web-cam (which includes a headset) for you if you need them.

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 Do I need to know a lot about computers?

No.  Loggining in to our system is very similar to loggining in to any email program.  The practice activities walk you through how to use them to ensure easy operation.  If you ever have any questions you can contact our technical support team (or your therapist) for assistance.

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 What about security/privacy?

We follow all HIPAA guidelines. In addition, each face-to-face therapy session and each patient's folder requires a unique, individual login and password. Only you have access to your folder.

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 Are there any other expenses?

There are no other required expenses. We supply all materials for therapy. If something is
needed we will send it to you prior to your session. We may suggest things that would be of benefit but purchasing these things would be your choice.

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 Do you accept insurance?


No, at this time we do not accept insurance.  We are currently working with a variety of insurance companies including Medicare to secure coverage for services, but are not currently contracted with any companies.


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 Are your services tax deductible?

Yes. Speech therapy is considered a medical expense and thus any fees paid for our services are tax deductible. We will provide invoices at your request.

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 What is the cost of therapy?
We offer four standard plans designed to meet any budget and therapy needs.  We are able to customize a plan if you have special needs or circumstances.  If you are interested in services please contact us via e-mail at info@indpendentspeech.com or phone at 1-877-480-7913 to discuss our therapy plan options.

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What is ASHA saying about telehealth?

This position statement is an official policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation. It is the position of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that telepractice (telehealth) is an appropriate model of service delivery for the profession of speech-language pathology. Telepractice may be used to overcome barriers of access to services caused by distance, unavailability of specialists and/or subspecialists, and impaired mobility. Telepractice offers the potential to extend clinical services to remote, rural, and underserved populations, and to culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

The use of telepractice does not remove any existing responsibilities in delivering services, including adherence to the Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice, state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, HIPAA, etc.), and ASHA policy documents on professional practices. Therefore, the quality of services delivered via telepractice must be consistent with the quality of services delivered face-to-face.

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