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Frequently asked

Does my child need speech therapy?

Speech and language skills develop from many complex systems working together, and it is important to note that all children develop these skills at different rates. You may find our developmental milestones handout for communication helpful, and you can receive this by subscribing to our email list. If you notice a delay, we do not recommend a “wait and see” approach. Extensive research has shown that early intervention can reduce or eliminate future communication challenges. A child’s first five years in life are crucial for speech and language development as these skills serve as stepping stones to social and academic success—so early detection of any speech and language difficulty is very important. 

 

You are your child’s expert, and if you have a concern about his/her speech and language development, it is recommended you speak with a speech-language pathologist. Little Rose Speech Therapy offers free phone consultations to new clients to discuss concerns and provide guidance on whether a child may need a comprehensive evaluation. 

What are my payment options?

Payment for private paying clients is due at the time of services rendered unless otherwise stated in a written agreement.  We accept cash, check, and credit cards. Please contact us directly for more information regarding our service fees.

Do you accept insurance?

At this time, Little Rose Speech Therapy does not take insurance. However, we are contracted with the San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) to provide early start services for 0-3 year old children. You can inquire and apply for free speech therapy services through SDRC here; you can also provide our vendor number PY2300 to request us to be your provider. All other services are self-pay. 

 

While we are an out-of-network provider, your insurance carrier may cover some or all of the costs of services.  Benefits vary across policies so it is important to become familiar with your individual health insurance plan.  Upon request, we can provide the appropriate documentation that you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. While LRST does not require a medical doctor’s referral to start services, it may be necessary to obtain one if you want to be reimbursed by your insurance company. It is the responsibility of the parent to know and understand the requirements set by their insurance company.

What other resources are available to me?

You can get more information about early learning and language development from the ASHA website and Baby Navigator, a partner of ASHA’s Identify the Signs campaign. There are also free resources for speech and language therapy on the Hanen website.