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Understand health insurance coverage for speech therapy; appeal insurance denials, court decisions, tips for gaining coverage, etc.

  • Apraxia – Insurance Coverage Tips for Parents

    (Adapted with permission from the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati) If your child has been referred or you are pursuing a speech-language evaluation or treatment, the following may be helpful in understanding the process of accessing your health care benefit program: To request authorization for coverage: Call your child’s doctor: Contact the doctor who is referring […]

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  • Functional Outcome Data and Effectiveness of Speech Therapy

    Katrina Zeit, M.H.A., M.A., CCC-SLP

    “Functional outcomes are those communicative behaviors acquired during the treatment process that increase a childs level of independence in real-life communicative situations” (Campbell, 1998). For young children, communicative independence ranges from the ability to express basic physical needs and emotions to their family members to the ability to socially interact appropriately with their peers in […]

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