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Frequently Asked Questions | New York Speech-Language Pathology - Speech Therapy Whitestone, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do?

A:Speech-language pathologists are healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.

Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; those with problems understanding and producing language; those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders. They also work with people who have swallowing and feeding difficulties.

Q: What are some signs that can help me know my child is in need of speech therapy?

A: Child may have difficulty with:

  • producing sounds, words and/or phrases
  • responding to sounds
  • establishing eye contact
  • responding to his/her name
  • understanding or expressing him/herself
  • following directions

Q: Do you accept contracts and RSA’s from the Department of Education?

A: Yes, we service all children with services approved by the Department of Education.

Q: Do you accept insurances?

A: Yes, we now accept major insurance carriers.

Operating in Bayside in Queens County New York we offer and treat Speech Language Delays, Apraxia, Articulation / Phonology, Autism / PDD, Swallowing & Feeding Disorders, Traumatic Brain Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD), Social Skills, Hearing Impairments, Fluency, Selective Mutism, Reading Groups to the areas of Bayside, Whitestone, College Point, Corona, East Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Great Neck, Little Neck, Hillside, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Malba, Rego Park and Woodside. Additionally we serve Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our web services are provided world wide.