Contact us for a free 30 minute consultation. A speech-language pathologist will follow up with you to set up a session via our web-based platform. This session is designed to answer any questions pertaining to evaluations, therapy, and the provision of services through teletherapy.
How do I get started?
To begin services, we require that each client have a recent speech-language evaluation on file. We will accept outside evaluations from other providers, but we can also conduct evaluations through our web-based platform. If an initial evaluation is required, please contact us for a free consultation prior to making arrangements for services.
Therapy will begin following receipt or completion of an initial evaluation and collection of case history. These early steps are integral to generating a personalized plan of care that fits your needs as a whole. Therapy should be crafted to fit your lifestyle, not just a moment of your day.
How long do teletherapy sessions last?
Sessions will always be tailored to each client, therefore scheduling of sessions will be discussed on a case-by-case basis, and can change throughout the course of therapy given progress. Sessions can vary in duration (number of minutes) or frequency (times per week versus times per month). Scheduling of sessions will be discussed following receipt or completion of an initial evaluation and will be reviewed and updated periodically throughout treatment.
How do I know if I am making progress with teletherapy sessions?
Feedback is necessary for growth, both for clients and their therapists! We will consistently document and archive data from sessions. Documentation from treatment will be released to the client upon request. Progress will always be reviewed informally within sessions. If appropriate, re-evaluations can be conducted. Clients are encouraged to share how treatment is supporting functioning beyond therapy sessions (with friends, family, co-workers), as the goal of treatment is to apply strategies beyond our screen-time! Plans of care will be updated to fit client needs as treatment progresses.
Am I or a family member a good candidate for teletherapy?
Teletherapy is a wonderful means to supplement or substitute in-person therapeutic services for various reasons, but all clients are not ideal candidates. Factors to consider include:
Physical or sensory characteristics - hearing, visual acuity, fine motor abilities, endurance
Cognition, motivation, behavior - level of cognitive functioning, ability to attend and engage for periods of time, willingness to receive services
Communication - comprehension, literacy level, intelligibility of speech, cultural/linguistic factors, use of an interpreter
Support resources - access to technology, appropriate environment conducive to therapy, ability to troubleshoot technical issues
If you are still unsure whether teletherapy is a viable option for you or a family member, please consider a free 30 minute consultation for further insight.
What are the benefits of teletherapy?
Services can be equivalent to those offered in-person
Convenient scheduling to fit busy schedules
Reduces need to travel for high quality therapy, which is often impacted by location, physical, or financial constraints
Services are received in an individual’s most natural setting, which promotes better carryover of skills than if seen in a clinic
Improves quality of care and can enhance quality of life
I am interested in group therapy. How can I join a group?
Anyone interested in joining a therapy group may schedule to attend your first session free of charge to decide if group therapy works for you. Three therapy groups are offered: Aphasia Group, Cognitive Reorganization, The Social Network. Please visit the Group Therapy page to learn more.
Should you wish to continue attending group sessions, you must contact Cognition, Speech & Language for an initial consult or evaluation to determine areas of strength, need, and create functional goals to work towards in sessions. Individual sessions may be recommended prior to transitioning to a group setting, but recommendations are dependent upon client needs.
Groups are held in a local community setting. Location and time for scheduled group sessions are only provided to current and prospective group members.
How do I know if I am making progress in group therapy?
Peer feedback in a structured environment which targets individual needs
Widening of social circle
Increased participation in preferred or novel activities outside of the group
Enhancement of life skills that are impacted by communication
What are the benefits of group therapy?
Opportunity to learn, practice, and observe use of communication strategies amongst others in a supportive setting
Activities and events are guided by group members, making topics most relevant to your needs
Simulates “real world”practice with communication to support carryover of skills
What is the time commitment for corporate therapy services?
Trainings or seminars are typically scheduled once per month or quarterly based on a company’s desired needs. Individualized or group treatment can be scheduled on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Length of sessions can vary given size of targeted group and topic. Upon scheduling sessions, a mutually agreed upon time will be decided on among involved parties.
Where are corporate therapy services conducted?
In-person trainings, seminars, and treatments can occur on company premises at a mutually agreed upon location. Should an employer and its employees opt to engage in teletherapy, services will be provided via our web-based platform. Contact Cognition, Speech & Language to try our platform prior to initiating services.
How will I observe progress with my employees if I pursue corporate services?
Employees increase opportunities for public speaking and overall visibility within the company
Increased efficiency with problem solving to quickly address inter and intra company issues
Improve confidence in employee performance, further impacting how your company is viewed both internally and externally
What are the benefits of corporate services?
Nonjudgmental setting in which acquisition and application of knowledge pertaining to communication and problem solving abilities can be immediately implemented within the work day
Activities and events are guided by employers and employees, making topics most relevant to your needs
Encourages active thinking and interactive exchanges to help companies be progressive, informed of different abilities, and embrace all skill sets
How much will it cost to receive treatment through teletherapy, in a group, or at the corporate level?
At this time, Cognition, Speech & Language accepts private pay. Cost of services differ based on the method of treatment delivery. Individual and group therapy services are eligible for a free consultation session, in which fees for subsequent sessions are discussed should the client choose to continue services. Companies interested in corporate services are encouraged to contact Cognition, Speech & Language for a quote which reflects requested services, frequency, duration, and quantity of employees served.