Do you do home visits?
All visits are conducted in my home office.
Do you accept insurance?
I now accept united healthcare insurance plans.
I will be happy to help you with bills and reports to other insurance companies if you have out of network coverage.
Do you work with adults?
I will see adults who need auditory rehabilitation or auditory training.
Do you work on weekends and after school hours?
I have Sunday hours and some evening hours available.
Do you work with other team members such as teachers and other therapist?
I believe good therapy is a team effort and I am eager to work with all members of the child’s team including teachers, parents, and therapists.
- At what age should my child be speaking?
There is a wide range of normal ages to start speaking. Here are some warning signs to look out for:
- Your child does not understand simple commands or words
- Your child is frustrated by their inability to speak
- Your child does not alert to sounds in the environment
I think my child has a hearing loss. What should I do?
A hearing loss can only be diagnosed by a licensed audiologist who will perform an audiological evaluation and determine whether there is a hearing loss and to what extent. If you are concerned, find a licensed audiologist in your area and request an evaluation. Some hearing losses can be corrected through medical intervention such as tubes, others may need amplification like hearing aids. The sooner a hearing loss is diagnosed, the greater the chances of your child getting appropriate help.
My child was diagnosed with a hearing loss; can he/she learn to speak?
It is very overwhelming to receive a diagnosis of hearing loss and be faced with many decisions to make. Today, because of early diagnosis, advanced hearing aids, and cochlear implants, many children with hearing loss can speak and learn language in the mainstream environment. If that is what you choose for your child, an AVT is the appropriate therapist to help you. An auditory verbal therapist will guide you as to how to maximize your child’s ability to hear and access spoken language.