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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know

What is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

A pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a masters-level clinical professional who works to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat areas of communication and cognition in children. We provide therapy for children with language delays, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), speech sound disorders, neurological communication differences (e.g., ADHD, ASD), expressive and/or receptive language impairments, learning differences, and stuttering, to name a few.

What's the difference between school services & private speech
services?

School-based speech-language pathologists serve children with disabilities through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These services are regulated and funded by the federal government, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004). Services are only allotted for children who qualify with a disability that adversely impacts their education, which is primarily determined through standardized assessment scores. Therapy time is significantly limited in the school system because of these stipulations in funding, and some kids who need support fall through the cracks because of the qualification requirements. 

Private therapy does not make these distinctions. Even if your child does not qualify for school-based (federally funded) services, we can still serve them. You do not need a doctor's referral or an educational qualification to seek private speech, language, or cognitive therapy at Kids of Kentucky Therapy. We can support your child's communication and learning needs, regardless of their test scores!

Do you accept health insurance?

No, not at this time. In order to place quality of care above all else, we are an out-of-network provider. You do not need a doctor's referral, prior authorization, academic test scores, or insurance coverage to participate in services at Bloom Speech Therapy. We support your family's needs without limitation, in alignment with evidence-based practice. Insurance often limits the number of sessions; we do not terminate services after a trivial number of sessions. We accept HSA cards and all major credit cards.

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