Frequently Asked Questions
What COVID precautions is Amplify Speech Therapy taking?
Do you have a waitlist?
Amplify is following current recommendations for health care providers and local guidelines for delivering safe and quality therapy. The speech pathologist is vaccinated and boosted and wears a mask. All supplies are sanitized between clients. In-person therapy is conducted outdoors when possible (see section on home visits below). Because of the nature of speech therapy, it is sometimes helpful to lower a mask to demonstrate a speech or swallow technique but this is done only with the client's consent. Amplify takes every measure to balance the client's comfort with delivering high quality care.
What exactly is teletherapy for speech?
Simple answer: There is No Wait List!
Amplify opened part-time in January and has been steadily growing. Because it is new and in transition, there is no wait to start your therapy goals with Amplify!
Nor do we consider it best practice to ask clients to wait for months to get help. If we can't schedule you within a couple of weeks, we'll refer you out to someone just as qualified.
Life is too short not to have your voice heard.
Also called remote therapy, virtual therapy, and telehealth by Medicare, teletherapy is therapy provided by secure video conference calls. Studies have shown it to be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy for most conditions. Online speech therapy has existed for decades but has become more prevalent and widely accepted after the pandemic. It has been approved by Medicare for speech therapy during the current health emergency. Read more about teletherapy and its effectiveness on this blog post.
I'm getting by. Why do I need speech therapy?
There are several factors to consider and the Speech Pathologist can help by asking the right questions. Often times the diagnosis will determine the best delivery method. In some cases, it is ideal to start with an in-person evaluation then continue speech therapy sessions remotely. If you still aren't sure if teletherapy is right for you, start with a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.
How do I know if teletherapy is the right fit for me?
What does speech therapy in my home look like?
Are you saying less in groups or at family gatherings?
Do you find yourself less likely to speak up or leave the house because of a communication or swallowing difficulty?
Have you maximized your benefit from a communication or cognitive app that was recommended?
There's no good reason to struggle. No good reason to stay silent. And no good reason not to live fully.
Don't just get by. Take that first step to getting better!
What insurances are accepted?
Amplify Speech Therapy offers home visits to make speech therapy more accessible to everyone. This lets you minimize your exposure to others and conserve your energy for therapy. Plus, home based therapy is more personalized because it incorporates your home situation and loved ones to ensure your communication, cognitive or swallowing goals are meaningful from the start.
Think: quality therapy outdoors on your patio or comfortably from your favorite chair.