FAQ and Glossary
Does my child need therapy?
What are receptive and expressive disorders?
Do you take insurance?
What services do you provide?
Why should your private school become a 'Buckhead Speech' school?Parents send their children to private school because they want to make a significant difference in the life of their child. Simply put, they want the best for their children. They especially want the best for their child if their child has any speech, language, or learning challenges. Our one of a kind approach is the best you will find in Atlanta. Parents not only want the best for their children, but they also want the convenience of not having to take their children out of school. Taking children out of school is not just disruptive to the parent, but the child as well. Children that struggle to communicate often struggle academically, so missing classes puts an extra burden on parents.
How long does therapy take?The short answer is, 'it depends'. No two children suffer from the same disorders to the same degree. As a guide however, you can expect to have your child in a given session from anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes at a time. The frequency of the sessions will depend on the child's age, the disorder(s), and the overall custom treatment plan we recoomend which is different for every child.
What services do you provide?We provide pediatric speech and language therapy services. These services include remediation for: articulation disorders, receptive/expressive language disorders, fluency disorders (stuttering), and pragmatic language disorders. We also address feeding disorders. Every month, we hold a social skills group of the weekend which focuses on receptive and expressive language skills, as well as appropriate pragmatic language skills.
Do you take insurance?We are in-network with traditional Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. We also accept the Katie Beckett Waiver and SSI Medicaid. We are considered an out-of-network provider for all other insurances. If our practice is out-of-network for your insurance, we will be happy to bill your insurance at the out-of-network level.
What forms of payment do you accept?All clients are required to keep a current credit card on file, which will be charged at the end of the month. You will need to fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form found in the Contact section of this website. This is a HIPAA compliant and encrypted form that allows you to enter your information securely.
A speech disorder involving difficulties in articulating specific types of sounds. Articulation disorders often involve substitution of one sound for another, slurring of speech, or indistinct speech.
Pragmatic Language Delay
Children who have a delay in pragmatic language have difficulty understanding how to use language when more than one person (the child) is involved.
Since a large portion of our social communication doesn’t involve actual talking, pragmatic language encompasses both verbal and nonverbal rules that dictate social interactions.
Receptive and Expressive Language
Receptive language means the ability to understand information. It involves understanding the words, sentences, and meaning of what others say or what is read.
Expressive language means being able to put thoughts into words and sentences, in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate.