Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we are not in network with any insurance plans. We are private pay and are considered an out of network provider. One-on-One Speech Therapy will provide a Superbill at the end of each session for families to submit for reimbursement from the insurance company.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, checks, and credit cards are all accepted forms of payment. In addition, most speech and language therapy services can be paid for using your flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare savings account (HSA). Payment is due at the time of service. A credit card will be required to be kept on file regardless of payment method. Please contact us to request our rates.
Where will services be provided?
We offer services in your preferred environment --at home, daycare, school, and in our clinic space located in Raritan, NJ. Please note that availability is limited for concierge visits.
Do you require an evaluation to begin services?
Yes, an evaluation is required prior to services being rendered. This helps guide our treatment goals, therapy approach, and session frequency to help obtain the best treatment outcomes. One-on-One will accept outside evaluations that have been conducted within the last 6 months.
Do you require a doctor's referral?
Referrals are not needed for private pay speech and language therapy. Please check with your individual insurance carrier to see if it is required for reimbursement if you plan to submit a superbill. A referral can be obtained by your pediatrician if needed.
How long are therapy sessions?
The length and frequency of the sessions are determined based your child’s needs. We offer hour-long sessions where 50-minutes are dedicated to the child, and the last 10 minutes are reserved for parent education, counseling, documentation, and disinfecting. Shorter sessions of 30 minutes are available based on availability and need.
What is gestalt language processing?
There are two ways to learn and process language: analytic and gestalt. We are most familiar with analytic learning in which a child learns words, phrases, and then sentences. Gestalt language processors learn language in whole chunks instead of single words and are keen to pick up the sounds of phrases. These string of words are also referred to as gestalts or scripts and are meaningful. Children that are gestalt language processors will repeat phrases that they just heard (immediate echolalia) or will recall them at a later time (delayed echolalia) to communicate. For example, a child may say “come on everyone let’s make learning fun” from Blippi to communicate it’s time to go. It is important to realize that all these learned phrases are meaningful and functional. Both Analytic Language Development and Gestalt Language Development are normal and natural! (Ann Peters, 1983)
What is natural language acquisition (NLA)?
Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) is a framework that details the stages of gestalt language development to help a child unbundle their chunks/gestalts to achieve self-generated speech. It helps identify and support gestalt language processors through a natural child led approach.
What does neurodiversity affirming mean?
When we say that we are "neurodiversity affirming," we mean that your child is a gift and we celebrate them in every way! This philosophy recognizes that people have unique abilities, strengths, and passions, and thus we create treatment plans that are individualized to them.
Why is sensory integration important?
Sensory integration helps to regulate a child so they are engaged and primed for learning. Paying attention to a child’s sensory needs helps to engage the child and bring them in their zone of optimal learning so that new information is processed effectively and efficiently.
It looks like my child is just playing. Are they learning anything?
Yes! Children learn through play! Play improves cognitive, physical, social development of a child. We strive to make our sessions fun and engaging to activate their brains to learn new information. The complexity of a child’s language skills reflects in their play abilities. Therefore taking a child led play based approach helps to build a strong foundation for increasing language skills.