Do I need a referral from a doctor?

No referral is needed. You can schedule an appointment by contacting us directly via our website at www.tailormadeslp.ca, by email at [email protected], or by phone. We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs.

How often will my child need speech therapy?

The frequency and duration of therapy sessions are tailored to your child's specific needs and determined after the initial consultation. We work with families to schedule sessions that are convenient, typically ranging from once a week to once every two weeks, depending on the individual requirements.

Can I be involved in the session?

Absolutely! We encourage parental involvement in therapy sessions because it helps reinforce therapy strategies at home, improving your child’s communication skills. The level of involvement may vary based on your child’s needs, which we will detail after the initial consultation.

While we encourage you to participate, we understand that it might not always be possible. If you are unable to attend the session, we will keep informed about session outcomes and provide you with practical activities and strategies to support your child’s development at home. This approach ensures that the benefits of therapy extend into your everyday interactions.

What is the benefit of having SLP sessions at home or an educational setting instead of a clinic?

Having SLP sessions at home or in educational settings offers key benefits. Conducting sessions in a familiar environment can make children feel more comfortable and secure, which often leads to increased engagement and cooperation during therapy. This familiarity also allows therapists to directly observe and address communication challenges within the context where they naturally occur, leading to more targeted and practical interventions. Additionally, it encourages active participation from family members or educators, fostering consistent communication strategies across environments.

Does extended health insurance cover speech therapy?

Most extended health plans cover speech therapy to some extent. The coverage details vary by provider, so it's best to consult with your insurance company. We provide invoices that are suitable for insurance claims, allowing you to submit them for reimbursement.

do you bill directly to specialized government funding sources?

Yes, we can bill directly to the Autism Funding Unit (AFU) and also At Home Funding.

If you intend to use these funding sources to pay for sessions, please inform us before the sessions begin. This will allow us to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed in advance.

Can all SLPs in BC provide services using autism funding?

No. To provide services covered by the Autism Funding Unit, SLPs must be registered with the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). This ensures they meet specific qualifications and standards required to deliver specialized care to individuals with autism. Trisha is RASP registered and can therefore provide services using autism funding.

Will the SLP collaborate with other professionals?

Yes, we frequently work with other team members such as educators, behavioral consultants, occupational therapists, and healthcare providers to support the holistic development of your child. This collaborative approach enhances the effectiveness of our interventions and supports optimal outcomes for every child we work with.