Cost for speech therapy (rates) by a speech-language pathologist, Shelley Little.
(Speech therapy/ articulation, speech sounds, stuttering, accent reduction, language, tongue thrust, and more).
A session payment is made the day before each session.
Cost for speech therapy:
SLP direct therapy or supervision sessions are $75 per half hour direct treatment online session. Sometimes people request a 60-minute session which is $150.00.
Worksheets and voice recordings may be sent and those are provided at no extra cost.
If you need a written report or a more extensive goal or treatment summary report (i.e., type of report often requested by schools) , the cost is $95 per report. In addition, since sessions are online, you are not charged for travel time. You can pay for one session at a time and discontinue after any session.
Strive doesn't want individuals to feel any pressure to continue sessions. We fully understand that famiy situations, finances, or wants/needs can change over time. You may discontinue sessions any time you want.
Strive tries to base costs similar to other rehabilitation therapists
(i.e. physiotherapist, occupational therapist, other speech therapists).
Receipts with Shelley Little's ACSLPA license number are provided. Some people explore if they have a company insurance program (i.e., SunLife, Manulife, Great West Life, Blue Cross) to seek reimbursement up to a set amount (i.e., it might be 500 per year). There isn't direct billing. You would need to submit your receipts. People often tell me that they are reimbursed in 3 or 4 days but if you are uncertain, please check with your insurance company. Call or check with your insurance provider if you are uncertain about reimbursement or coverage for speech therapy. Other people who do not have a medical insurance plan may submit their receipts under medical expenses at tax time. Please be advised to explore if you need a minimum amount of medical expenses to be eligible for a tax refund and what portion it would be.
If coverage is minimal, it can be advantageous to spread out a typical reimbursement plan of 6 or 7 sessions by scheduling them every 2 or 3 weeks. This will give you lots of time to practise in between sessions.
Type of CANCELLATIONS:
Strive cancellation: If the professional at Strive needs to cancel, you will be contacted to reschedule. The session will be rescheduled rather than reimbursed financially.
1. 1 hour notice: Keep in mind that even on a holiday you may be able to access high speed WIFI. If the client/guardian/school gives 1 hour notice, we will work with you to schedule an alternate time. Please note that rescheduling is challenging and is not recommended. In addition it is typically lost time as we can’t add a client into a treatment block for 1 session. Text your Strive professional. Make sure you receive confirmation that your text was received.
2. Less than 1 hour notice: If the client cancels with less than 1 hour notice the session can be taken by school staff, guardian or spouse to ask questions/coaching/gain information. You may also choose to use the time by requesting the SLP make specific visual picture strips, special client specific worksheets, or social stories to be created for the client. The session will not be rescheduled or reimbursed. If it is a school setting, the school may be able to switch other current Strive clients to use the session time.
3. No show, no notice: The session will not be rescheduled, reimbursed, or used to create extra materials for the client.
Some precautions regarding payment:
If you are ever suspicious that someone else is calling you pretending to be from Strive, indicate you will be phoning the site directly and discontinue the call. If it turns out to be us, our feelings will not be hurt. Phone directly to 403 350 0345. I suppose it may be possible for people to attempt a scam by replicating a phone number to call others from Apps. If you continue to be suspicious, use the contact me page.
For people who pay by cheque, only send payment to the address 1062, Twp. Rd. 364, Red Deer County, AB, T4G 0H5. We would not change the address without updating this website. In terms of scams, please be advised that the SLP has been at this location since 1986 and it is highly unlikely we would ever change the location.
We do not ask for your confidential payment information from a telephone call or email.
We won't call or email to ask you to provide confidential bank account number information or credit card/debit card numbers.
I have been told that online banking may be safer from your own home rather than a public WIFI. Education is always good.
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