Children's Advisory Network

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Children's Advisory Network's philosophy on speech therapy?

Our speech therapists are committed to early intervention with parent support. Parents are included in all speech therapy programs to provide continuity from home to school. It is vital that parents are involved in their child's learning to ensure that children are getting the most out of their therapy.

How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

Do people in the community have difficulty understanding your child? Does your child routinely have trouble following simple directions? Do the teachers at school have concerns? Do the child's grandparents have concerns? Does your child have difficulty communicating their needs? If you answered yes to any of

There are language developmental milestones that you can monitor to make sure your child is on track. You can also talk to your doctor or our speech therapist if you suspect any problems.

How can I pay for speech/language therapy?

We accept Medicaid, CHP+, some private insurances and private pay. Please contact us for more information on private pay rates and other insurances.

How long will my child need speech therapy?

The length of therapy depends on the severity of the problem and the rate of progress made in the therapy sessions. Parent participation is the key in your child's success in therapy!

When do I pay?

  • Payment is due at the time of service unless arrangements have been made in advance or you have Medicaid or CHP+. Co-pays are due at the time of treatment. We accept credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), cash, and checks.
  • Not all insurance companies accept speech therapy as an insured service, therefore payment is due at time of service and we will provide a statement for you to submit to your insurance company.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

As a courtesy to your speech therapist, please call as soon as possible to reschedule your appointments.

When is the best time to start speech therapy for autism?

The earlier, the better. Autism is usually evident before age 3, and language delays can be recognized as early as 18 months of age. It is very important to start speech therapy as early as possible, when it can have the greatest impact. Intensive, individualized treatment can help lessen the disabling isolation that may result from this social communication disability. With early identification and intervention, two out of three preschoolers with autism improve communication skills and their grasp of spoken language. Research shows those who improve the most are often those who receive the most speech therapy.