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What does a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) do? According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are experts in communication who work with people of all ages, from babies to adults to treat many types of communication and swallowing problems. These include problems with: – speech sounds – language – literacy – social communication – voice – fluency – cognitive communication – feeding & swallowing To learn more about SLPs and their various areas of expertise, please visit:

How do I request a referral? Referrals are issued by your primary care provider. Caregivers and/or clients can request a telephone conference or visit their provider’s office to request the referral. Make sure you tell your provider that the referral will be for speech services at Rosario Therapy Center.

In what languages are services provided? All services are provided in English. There are a few clinicians who also provide services in Spanish, though their availability is not always guaranteed.

Who will be working directly with my child? RTC is a group practice of American-trained, licensed and nationally-accredited clinicians providing the current evidence-based practices within their treatment models for all of our clients. Our clients will be matched with one of our skilled providers. To help achieve continuity and consistency in treatment, our clients will be able to seamlessly transition amongst clinicians when the need arises through the collaborative model we have within RTC.

What type of insurance does Rosario Therapy Center accept? RTC accepts all American and expatriate health insurances. We are a direct biller for Tricare Overseas Program. Our administrative staff will bill your insurance directly and will then notify you if you owe co-pays. If you have an insurance that we do not directly bill and recieve payment for, we will collect your treatment costs directly from you. However we will also issue you a bill for the beneficiary to submit to their insurance provider for reimbursement.

Who can be referred and benefit from your services? All ages can be referred and benefit from service for various speech, language, developmental and behavioral health needs.

What if my child already receives services at school? Your child may qualify for supplemental services if they demonstrate medical based needs. Receiving supplemental services does not discontinue your child from recieving school based services and vice versa.

The school didn't qualify my child for services can we still get private therapy? Yes, Educational and Medical deficits may vary such that the child' may not qualify for school-based services due to academic impact but can be justified for medical-based services based on functional impact on quality of life and the ability to improve client outcomes.

Do you collaborate with other professionals? Yes, we collaborate with school based adnn medical providers in and around the military and non-military communities. RTC currently has a partnership with Teaching Tree that enables place of care to be the same. Providers are able to collaborate in medical meetings regularly and work with the families schedules to provide seamless care for all involved services.

Does Rosario Therapy Center have a waiting list? No, RTC does not have a waiting list. Due to the nature of developmental delays, it is imperative that clients are serviced in a timely manner. If RTC is unable to provide services, a referral to another provider in the community will be advised.

How long will my child need therapy? The amount of time a person needs for speech, feeding, myofunctional and behavioral therapy depends on a few factors, including their age, type/severity of speech disorder, frequency of therapy, underlying medical conditions, and treatment of underlying medical conditions. Some disorders begin in childhood and improve with age, while others may continue into adulthood and require long-term therapy and treatment.

How big of a time commitment is therapy? Therapy hours are dependent on a client’s needs, clinician/family availability, and approval from insurance. A majority of clients receive therapy once per week for 45-60 minutes. Individual therapy sessions can range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes whcih includes treatment, transitional time for parent education and note writing. Evaluations range anywhere from 60 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the type of evaluation, and most bilingual (English/Spanish) evaluations are 180 minutes.

Can I sit in on/observe my child’s session? Yes! Parents are encouraged to be an active participant in their child’s care, as carryover has the best results when the child is experiencing consistent expectations across all settings. The client’s treatment plan is a collaborative effort to address their functional daily living needs between caregivers, service providers, and clients without family involvement positive outcomes are more difficult to achieve.

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