Here's how you get started:
Contact us for a free phone consultation or schedule an initial evaluation:
Register for a group program or your first individual session. You will receive an email link to fill out some intake forms online.
Join us at our central Colorado Springs clinic or meet us out in the community. We can't wait to welcome you to the Zoah family!
Cost of Therapy
We are proud to offer competitive therapy rates, which are comparable to the average insurance co-pay.
Our unique pricing structure also accounts for session frequency to make speech therapy services accessible and affordable for all families, regardless of their child's needs. Please note that speech therapy fees may be increased at any time and all current clients will be given advanced notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a masters-level professional who works to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. We provide therapy for language delays, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), speech sound disorders, neurological communication differences (e.g., ADHD, ASD), expressive and/or receptive language impairments, and stuttering, to name only a few.
Do we need an evaluation or a diagnosis to join a group program?
Nope! Group and community programs are open to everyone. Our programs are therapeutic in nature, but they benefit any child - with or without a developmental diagnosis. On the contrary, if you are seeking a clinical diagnosis, individualized speech therapy, or planning to submit a superbill through your insurance, you will need to participate in a formal speech-language evaluation.
What happens after the evaluation?
Your speech therapist will make professional recommendations about the duration, frequency, and format of therapy sessions. Each child is unique; while some may benefit most from individual sessions, others may excel with group programming, or a blend of both options!
What's the difference between school services & private speech therapy?
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). School 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 limited in the school system because of these stipulations in funding, and some kids who need support fall through the cracks because of the stringent qualification requirements.
Private speech therapy is available to anyone. 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 Zoah Speech & Outreach. We can support your child's communication regardless of their test scores!
Do you accept health insurance?
No-- 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, medical diagnosis, academic test score, or insurance coverage to participate in speech therapy at Zoah Speech & Outreach. We support your family's needs without limitation, in alignment with best practice, and we do not terminate services after a trivial number of sessions.
You may be eligible to use funds from a healthcare flexible spending account to pay for individual speech therapy services. We accept both FSA (flexible spending account) and HSA (health savings account) cards. When appropriate, we gladly provide "superbills" for clients to submit to their insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. If you intend to do this, please check with your insurance company to determine whether or not your child’s speech therapy services qualify and let us know in advance. We will need to provide a diagnostic code if you intend to submit a monthly superbill.
How will I be billed for services?
You will be charged for speech therapy services at the end of each session, unless you notify us that you would prefer to be charged monthly. The credit card on file will be charged automatically through the secure Client Portal, and an electronic invoice will be your receipt of payment. We require a card to be kept on file, which is encrypted in our Simple Practice EMR system and processed by Stripe—both of which are Level 1 PCI Data Security Standard Certified. If you choose to enroll in a group program, initial registration fees are charged at the time of registration and monthly fees are collected at the end of each subsequent month.
Do you offer online sessions?
Yes, online teletherapy sessions are available for all Colorado residents! We require initial speech and language evaluations to take place in person, but speech therapy sessions and parent coaching can be completed online through a HIPAA-compliant platform. This format can also be used intermittently in lieu of missing a session-- for example, if you need to stay home with a sick child, or feel safer at home on a snow day, we can switch to teletherapy instead of cancelling the session.
Why the emphasis on parent education & coaching?
Children typically spend 1 hour per week with their speech therapist. All remaining waking hours are spent at home, school, or out in the community. Children make substantially more progress toward their speech and language goals when therapeutic strategies are used outside of the clinic, too!
How will our records be managed?
All records will be kept in a HIPAA-compliant Client Portal with Simple Practice. This is where you can complete paperwork, view upcoming appointments, request new appointments, pay invoices, and securely message us. If desired, Simple Practice also has the ability to send you appointment reminders.
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