We offer Telehealth… During the pandemic and year-round

Speech, Language, Literacy & Social Skills

Our Services Go Well Beyond Testing and Therapy
We Solve Problems Before They Happen

We check your benefits every year, even if we’re out-of-network!  Typically, each one of these calls takes about 45 minutes.  This helps ensure everything runs smoothly and there are no surprises.

We submit superbills & claims for you even if we’re out-of-network!  When it comes to problematic coverage and claims, many issues are uncovered and settled before you even know they exist.

Offering at-home services in our mobile office!  There’s no need to clean or quiet your home & it’s unbranded to protect your privacy.  You can join us, observe from the couch, or relax in your home.  It’s the ultimate in cutting-edge & convenient therapy!

We stop, think & plan before our day begins and after every appointment.  This allows us to document their progress, improve their experience, and help you reach your long-term goals as intelligently and efficiently as possible.

We always strive to be better today than we were yesterday.  We are constantly seeking new research and advanced trainings in areas that directly benefit you, your child, and your family.

Evaluations
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Free Initial Meet & Greet

Not sure if speech-language therapy is necessary?  Want to talk to the therapist first?  We understand.  Let’s meet via phone or telehealth and discuss your concerns.

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Targeted Evaluations

Only concerned about specific speech sounds or fluency/stuttering? Cheerful Chatter will respect your wishes and limit testing to one area. Everything will be explained in a clearly worded and highly detailed report.

Insurance reimbursement may be available… and we’ll help figure it all out!

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In-Depth Evaluations

We will test what needs testing including motor-speech, oral language, written language, cognition, and/or social skills. Cheerful Chatter will work with you to determine your priorities and your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Everything will be explained in a clearly worded and highly detailed report.

Insurance reimbursement may be available… and we’ll help figure it all out!

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Independent Evaluations for Local Schools

Parents: Not in agreement with the evaluation completed by your school? State law gives all parents the right to an independent evaluation by a provider of their choice and at the school’s expense. If interested, let your Child Study Team know that you want Cheerful Chatter to complete an independent evaluation of your child’s speech, oral, written, and/or pragmatic (social) language skills.

Schools: Do you need extra support? Cheerful Chatter is here to help. We contract directly with schools on a limited basis to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and needs of your students in the areas of speech, oral, written, and/or pragmatic language.

How to Schedule an Evaluation

 

  • Start the conversation by completing a contact form at the bottom of any page
  • Complete some paperwork online and send us photos of the front and back of your insurance card
  • We will check your insurance benefits and explain what we learned
  • After the evaluation, we will provide you with a clearly worded, highly detailed, written report
Therapy
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Individual Therapy (40 minutes)

Appointments include time for your child and time for you… Because children make the most progress when skills are reinforced at home, it is important for us to stay on the same page.  Taking the time to review their progress, answer your questions, and disucss how you can help them at home can make a world of difference!

Come once per week or multiple times per week… we’ll make a recommendation, but work within your schedule and budget.  Appointments are held during the week in the afternoons and evenings to help avoid conflicts with work and school schedules.  If working in our mobile office, you are free to join us at the table, observe from he couch, or relax in your home.  Our mobile office and materials are cleaned with a food-grade sanitizer between every client.

Insurance reimbursement may be available… and we’ll help figure it all out!

Social Skills Groups
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PEERS Social Skills Classes (returning fall 2022!)

Research-based. Evidence-based. Parent-assisted. Proven results! Click here for more information.

Mommy and Me Classes

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language ARTS (beginning fall 2022!)

Using research and evidence-based activities, we will build early sound and letter knowledge in a creative and dynamic way.  Not only will they learn skills critical for learning to read and spell, but they’ll be ready for kindergarten before you know it!  Each class will include storytime, a mommy and me arts & crafts activity, and open playtime to encourage exploration, creativity, cognitive, and social skills.  While the kids play, mommies (or daddies or other caregivers) will relax with refreshments and good company!  Perfect for children 3-5 years of age who are typically-developing or at-risk of learning disabilities.  More information coming soon!