Do you provide in-person or online sessions?
I provide both online and in person sessions with vigilant covid protocols.
Where are in-person sessions located?
In person sessions are conducted in my office at 200 Carnegie Dr #101bSt. Albert, AB T8N 5A8. This is just off the Henday and is tailored to allow us to work through play to meet your child’s needs.
How much do sessions cost?
For fees, I charge the recommended rate by ASAPP which is $135/hr. Sessions are billed with an additional 15 minutes to account for prep, cleaning materials, note keeping, invoicing and drive time. A half hour session is $100 with these fees in mind.
How long and how often are sessions?
Session frequency is usually a discussion we have at the initial session to see what families are looking for. They can be weekly, biweekly, or monthly sessions. With speech sounds repetition is key so if things aren’t practiced between sessions waiting a long time between them may not be as valuable. Session frequency also depends on what fits within your family budget or insurance needs. For length of sessions, usually for 1-3 sounds only a half hour is needed. This gives adequate time to practice, work on sounds, and for me to relay information to you.
Do you direct bill insurance?
At this time I do not direct bill insurance. Invoices are provided after payment to submit to your insurance policy for reimbursement.
How do you take payments?
Payments are required prior or during the session via cash, interac e-transfer, or via online booking credit card payments.
Is speech therapy tax-deductable?
Private speech therapy is tax deductible as a medical expense, however a medical referral is required. Please keep your treatment invoices and receipts as evidence of payment. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor for more information.
In addition, your child may qualify for the Disability tax credit if they stutter or have a persistent communication delay. To apply for this credit, obtain a T2201 form from your nearest taxation office and discuss your child’s needs with your child’s pediatrician.