THE READING COMPANY LLC
Building confidence through
speech, language and literacy
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS SPEECH AND/OR LANGUAGE THERAPY?
It is important to understand children learn/grow at different rates. You may start to notice your child is not speaking as much as his/her peers, the child may become frustrated when you're unable to understand them and display frequent tantrums, unfamiliar listeners may need the primary caregiver to interpret what the child is saying, you may see speech sound errors carryover into your child's reading and writing skills, or your child may be falling behind in school and display significant reading/writing difficulties.
We recommend contacting your pediatrician, child's teacher, or childcare provider and expressing your concerns. They can be a great resource for information on how your child is growing outside of your home.
If you're still concerned about your child's speech or language, call (270) 938-0101 today for a free phone consultation with a licensed speech language pathologist.
HOW LONG AND HOW FREQUENT ARE THERAPY VISITS?
Therapy is always tailored to the unique needs of the individual. We typically recommend 30-45-minute sessions. Depending on the type and severity of deficits, therapy is recommended at 1x, 2x, or 3x per week. The scope and duration of therapy will be discussed in consultation with the clinician during the review meeting.
HOW LONG WILL MY CHILD NEED SPEECH/LANGUAGE THERAPY?
The amount of time of which a child will need speech language therapy services is specific to each individual child. Several factors come into play including the severity of the disorder, cooperation and motivation of the child as well the child’s readiness to learn.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Many of our clients choose to utilize our private pay plan. We are currently in network with most major private and state insurance policies. If we are not in-network with your private policy, we can not bill them directly, but you may be able to apply private payments to your out-of-network deductible using a SuperBill. We accept both Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) payments.
If you choose to use your insurance for payments, we can verify your eligibility and benefits. Please be mindful that in the event that insurance determines the rendered therapy services are “not covered” or otherwise denied, the patient/guardian will be responsible for all outstanding charges.
WHAT IS A SUPERBILL AND HOW DOES IT HELP?
A superbill is essentially a receipt for services that will contain information your insurance company requires in order to process claims and potentially provide you reimbursement. Upon request, we can assist you with contacting your insurance provider and check eligibility and out-of-network benefits. Please contact us for more information on our therapy service rates or with any other questions.
*Unfortunately, Medicaid does not accept superbills.
Information on Dyslexia Diagnosis
The evaluation and treatment of dyslexia should be conducted much differently than other reading disorder assessments. In order to get diagnosed properly, a qualified Speech Language Pathologist with training in Dyslexia should perform the evaluation. You should NOT have your student evaluated for dyslexia if your sole purpose is to gain special education help for your student at school. It is up to individual school districts as to what their policy on testing and qualifying students for special education services will be. An outside agency report (such as The Reading Company) will not automatically qualify your child for school services. While gaining an understanding that your child has dyslexia is powerful, a report will not force a public school to take any additional action they are not willing to already take. However, the information gained in a dyslexia evaluation can be priceless. When the right remediation program is used through the Barton Program approach, students can become very successful readers and spellers.
What is a Good Faith Estimate?
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any healthcare items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
If you schedule a healthcare item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your healthcare provider or facility gives you a Good faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a healthcare item or service at least 10 days in advance, make sure your healthcare provider or facility gives you a Good Faith estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling.
You can also ask any healthcare provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the healthcare provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.