Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

If your child is two years old and says less than 50 words, or three years old and does not put at least two words together, your child may need speech therapy to help develop their language. By four years old, an unfamiliar listener should be able to understand most of what your child says. If your child is older, and is unable to express their wants and needs clearly, has trouble producing certain sounds that affect their overall speech and how well others can understand them, or is having trouble in school or socially, your child might need speech therapy as well. 

Do you take insurance?

At this time, Nurture Speech and Language does not take insurance and is private pay only. We take payment by cash, check, Zelle, and most credit cards.  Currently, our rates are $300 for an evaluation and $160 per 1-hour session.There is the option for us to provide you with a Super Bill to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Keep in mind that a Super Bill does not guarantee reimbursement, so it is important to speak with your private insurance company first to understand their policies. 

How long does it take before I can see progress in my child?

Every child is different. For some, it can take a few months before seeing real improvement in your child's speech and language. For others, it may take a year or more. Progress depends on many factors, such as frequency of therapy, how often the family practices and uses strategies at home, attendance, your child's temperament, and more. At NSL we ask that each family stick with therapy for a minimum of three months to ensure your child has a solid chance to make progress.

Do you collaborate with other professionals?

Yes! At NSL we collaborate with occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, behavioral specialists, and others to ensure your child is receiving the best care possible. 

Is telepractice right for me? 

Telepractice (online therapy, or teletherapy) is a great option for many families as it is convenient and allows the child to remain in their home environment. However, children who have trouble focusing, paying attention, or using a computer may not benefit as much from teletherapy.  NSL currently serves the entire state of California via telepractice.