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 not in-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 in-network claims we processed and submitted, many were settled long before families found out there was an issue.

At-home services in our mobile office… No distractions. No need to clean or quiet your home. Unbranded to protect your privacy. Parents can join us, observe from afar, or relax in their home. The ultimate in cutting-edge & convenient therapy!

We stop, think & plan before our day begins and after every appointment. This allows us to reflect on how things went and help you reach your long-term goals as intelligently and efficiently as possible.

We’re always striving 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 (30 minutes)

Not sure if speech-language therapy is necessary?  Want to meet the therapist first?  We understand.  Let’s meet 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

Motor-speech skills. Oral and/or written language. Literacy. Cognition. 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

 

  • Complete a contact form at the bottom of any page
  • We’ll chat or email about your concerns, goals, and priorities
  • Complete some paperwork online and send us photos of the front and back of their insurance card
  • Cheerful Chatter will check your insurance benefits and explain what we learned
  • Choose a date and time for the evaluation
  • Cheerful Chatter will provide you with a clearly worded, highly detailed, written report
Therapy
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Individual Therapy (40 minutes)

We will work directly with your child for approximately 35 minutes and with you for approximately five minutes.  Because children make the most progress when skills are reinforced at home, those last five mintues can make a world of difference!  During that time, we will review their progress, answer your questions, and disucss how you can help them at home.  We will then spend an additional five minutes documenting what we did, how they responded, and how we’ll further their progress next time.

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

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

My Buddy & Me Preschool Classes
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language ARTS

Give a child in your life a true head-start in life by building critical language skills in a fun and playful way. Classes will include storytime, an associated buddy-supported arts & crafts activity, and open playtime to encourage exploration, creativity, cognitive, and social skills. While the kids play, buddies will relax with refreshments and good company!
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literacy ARTS

Using research and evidence-based activities, we will build early letter and sound knowledge in a creative and dynamic way. Not only will they learn skills critical to early reading and spelling development, but they’ll be ready for kindergarten before you know it! Each class will include a literacy-focused story, buddy-supported arts & crafts activity, and open playtime to encourage exploration, creativity, cognitive, and social skills. While the kids play, buddies will relax with refreshments and good company!