Parent and Caregiver Education

Megan has authored several classes for SafeGard Classes Online, which “offers a wide range of high-quality classes for the working professional, from childcare to healthcare.”  These are helpful for daycare providers or preschool teachers looking for low-cost continuing education units.  They are also helpful for parents who want more information on speech and language development.

Speech and Language Red Flags

Stimulating Language Through Interactive Read Alouds

Working With Children Who Stutter

Frequently Asked Questions

Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists.

Yes.  Megan works with children of all ages.  She also works with adults seeking orofacial myofunctional therapy and accent modification services. 

Speech therapy usually begins with an assessment which will identify the type of communication disorder and the best way to treat it.

During speech therapy for children, Megan may:

  • interact through talking, playing, reading books, looking at pictures, and using other objects to help stimulate language development
  • model correct sounds and syllables for a child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds
  • provide strategies and homework for the child and parent or caregiver on how to do speech therapy at home

Typically sessions last 30 minutes to 60 minutes.  This depends on age and attention span (if a child), diagnosis, goals, scheduling, progress, and patient preference.

The amount of time a person needs speech therapy depends on a few factors, including:

  • age
  • type and severity of the speech disorder
  • frequency of therapy
  • underlying medical condition(s)

Some mild articulation disorders take a few months to correct while more severe cases could take a few years.  Some speech-language disorders begin in childhood and improve with age, while others continue into adulthood and require long-term therapy and maintenance.

Yes, this is definitely an option that Megan would love to discuss with you.

No.  However, Megan will provide you with invoices, evaluations, treatment plans, codes, and any other information that may help you when seeking reimbursement.  Please contact your insurance company for more guidance.