Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a therapy session?
A typical online therapy session is 30 minutes long. Therapy time may vary from client to client depending on their needs.
How long is an evaluation?
The time it takes to complete an evaluation varies from client to client depending on the type of evaluation and areas being tested. A speech evaluation may take anywhere from 40-60 minutes, whereas a language evaluation may run anywhere between 1-2 hours. Evaluations can be broken up into a couple of sessions if the client has time contraints.
Does my insurance cover online speech therapy?
Clients are encouraged to contact their insurance company regarding reimbursement prior to starting therapy. Empowered Speech Therapy is not responsible for confirming with your insurance provider regarding coverage for speech therapy services.
What is the cancellation policy?
Payments are accepted at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Payments are accepted online through a secure checkout. Clients can book multiple sessions. Cancellations at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time will not be charged. No shows and cancellations with less than a 24 hour notice will be charged 50% of the scheduled session fee.
Why are you not offering online speech therapy in my state?
Speech-Language Pathologists similar to occupational and physical therapists are required to be licensed both in their residing state and in the client's state in order to provide online/teletherapy. Please feel free to contact us to ask how long it takes to get licensed in your state so we can start serving you as soon as possible.
In what states are you currently offering online speech therapy?
Empowered Speech Therapy is currently offering online speech therapy in Arizona, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Missouri. However, we are always evolving so please contact us to find out when we plan on offering speech therapy in your state.
What is online therapy?
A therapy service delivery model via video conferencing. All video conferencing is provided through a secure HIPAA compliant web portal to protect the privacy of our clients.
What do I need to participate in online therapy?
1.) Computer or tablet
How do you receive payment?
Empowered Speech Therapy accepts payment online via credit card through our secure checkout. We provide our clients with a superbill which includes documentation of services needed for reimbursement from insurance companies. Clients can submit superbills to their insurance for reimbursement.
What speech and language issues do you treat?
Aphasia (due to stroke or brain injury)
Expressive and receptive language
Short and long term memory