Frequently Asked Questions

Socially Sound Therapy Solutions offers fair and competitive rate for services. Cost is dependent upon the type of service (evaluation, treatment session, or consultation) and the length of services (i.e. 45 minute treatment session, 1 hour treatment session, or evaluation). We would be happy to provide pricing details specific to your inquiry via phone or email. No obligation is required. Simply send a brief message and you can expect a response within one business day. We also offer a FREE 15 minute consultation. Call now!

Socially Sound Therapy Solutions is fee-for-service or private pay only practice. Payment is due at time of service unless otherwise stated in a written agreement with the owner. Current acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). Checks should be made payable to Socially Sound Therapy Solutions, LLC. A $15 fee will be charged for any returned check.

Socially Sound Therapy Solutions is a fee-for-service or private pay only practice. We do not accept insurance at this time. Payment is due at time of service. We accept cash, check, and credit cards. Checks should be made payable to Socially Sound Therapy Solutions, LLC. A $15 fee will be charged for any returned check.

Receipts will be issued for all payments with detailed medical coding and description of services. The medical coding allows for patients and/or their guardians to submit for partial or full reimbursement from their health insurance if speech-language therapy is a covered benefit of their plan. It is your responsibility to submit each claim to your insurance company. It is highly recommended that you contact your insurance company directly in advance to determine their specific coverage and out-of-network benefits.

Unfortunately, due to the length of time for reimbursement payouts from insurance companies, we do not accept direct payments from insurances. We will supply invoices as needed and make every effort to provide the necessary information for you to submit claims to your insurance company to receive reimbursement, but ultimately, you are responsible for timely payment of all account balances.

Medicare insurance will soon be an accepted form of payment. We are in the process of becoming a Medicare provider.

Yes. We kindly request that 24 hours advance noticed be provided in the event that you or your child will be unable to attend a session. We understand that life happens; therefore, in the event of acute illness or emergency, please make your best effort to notify us as soon as possible. Failure to adhere to the above attendance policy will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the scheduled service fee for the first two occurrences and 100% for all missed sessions after that. Continued or excessive absences or no shows may result in termination from treatment at the owner’s discretion.

Professionals who meet and complete stringent requirements, typically going beyond the minimum requirements for state licensure, are able to obtain national certification by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). This signifies that they have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to provide high quality clinical services, and they actively engage in ongoing professional development to keep their certification current.

When a speech-language pathologist (SLP) obtains their degree, they must complete a Clinical Fellowship (CF), previously known as a Clinical Fellowship year (CFY). During this time, they complete a nine month professional experience under the supervision and mentorship of a certified SLP in which they must demonstrate proficiency of knowledge and skills. This is often compared to a residency completed by doctors.

After completing the CF and associated paperwork, an SLP receives their Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the national association ASHA and then have the following credentials:
Jane Doe, M.S. CCC-SLP or Jane Doe, M.A. CCC-SLP.

In order to become a certified and practicing speech-language pathologist, therapists must also hold master’s degree. The abbreviations M.A or M.S. represent the individual’s degree of either Master of Arts or Master of Science (two of the most common in our field).

It is a common misconception that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) only teach children how to say their sounds correctly. Rather, their role is much more extensive as they have expertise to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat a variety of communication disorders for individuals of any age (birth to geriatric) for diagnoses such as:
Speech sound disorders (articulation and phonological disorders), motor speech disorders (dysarthria or apraxia), fluency disorders (stuttering), expressive or receptive language disorders, social/pragmatic communication disorders, voice disorders, feeding and/or swallowing disorders (dysphagia), neurologic disorders, and cognitive communication disorders.

Patients might include those with:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disorders and disabilities, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, cleft-lip and/or palate, Selective Mutism, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), those who are English Language Learners (ELL), or those who require or use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) or other assistive technologies and MORE!

SLPs can work in many different settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, acute care centers, rehabilitation centers, private practices, universities, in patient’s homes, and even virtually via telepractice!

SLPs often collaborate with physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and teachers to provide holistic care to our patients.

No one knows their child better than you! Socially Sound Therapy Solutions recommends erring on the side of caution, particularly if your child is demonstrating signs of avoidance, frustration, or negative behaviors as a result of their difficulty communicating. While well intentioned, pediatricians have broad medical knowledge and often do not have the same depth of knowledge and expertise of speech, language, and communication as a certified speech-language pathologist. In most cases, the “wait and see” approach can cause more harm than good. It does not hurt to get a screening or evaluation, even if it means to rule out any potential issue. If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech and/or language development, we recommend that you call us today for a free consultation. Early intervention is key!

Not necessarily! The Department of Education has specific and stringent criteria that a student must meet in order to be eligible for special education services in the schools. However, that criterion for Minnesota often requires standardized tests scores at or below the 2nd percentile (equivalent to a “severe” disorder/deficit). For this reason, students with mild or moderate impairments may not qualify for school services, BUT many of these students still struggle and demonstrate a need for direct skilled services which we would be happy to provide at Socially Sound Therapy Solutions.

In addition, due to the constraints of the education system (large caseloads, meetings, and cumbersome paperwork), even students who DO qualify and receive speech/language therapy in school could benefit from additional service time that the school is unable to provide, particularly during long gaps in services such as summer break. Furthermore, students are often place in groups for 15-20 minute therapy sessions within the school system. At Socially Sound Therapy Solutions, we are able to provide additional therapy time and one on one treatment to make more progress faster.

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