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 clinical 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. You will need to participate in a formal evaluation if you are seeking a clinical diagnosis or planning to submit a superbill through your insurance.
What happens after the evaluation?
The SLP 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). 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 stringent 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. 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, academic test score, or insurance coverage to participate in services at Zoah. We support your family's needs without limitation, in alignment with evidence-based 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 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 let us know in advance. We will need to provide a diagnostic code if you intend to submit a superbill. We highly recommend checking with your health plan administrator to determine whether or not your child’s speech-language therapy services qualify.
How will I be billed for services?
You will be charged for 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 you will receive an electronic invoice as a receipt of payment. 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, teletherapy sessions are available for all Colorado residents! We require initial evaluations to take place in person, but individual 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 caregiver education & coaching?
Children typically spend 1 hour per week with their speech-language pathologist. Their 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!
What is a Zoah speech tote?
Zoah speech totes are filled with books & toys that are intentionally curated based on your child’s age! Your SLP will use these materials to demonstrate early language facilitation techniques and coach you to apply them during sessions. You are invited to take the bin home for approximately 5-7 days of home practice, and return it at the time of your next session. This program focuses on “carryover” of learned skills into your child’s natural environment, facilitating more rapid language growth.
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. Simple Practice also has the ability to send you appointment reminders.