CONSULTATION If you feel that you or a family member may benefit from speech therapy services, please contact us to schedule a free phone consultation. This will give us a chance to discuss your concerns and determine if Carolina Speech Works, LLC is good fit for your needs. These calls generally last about 15 minutes.
REFERRAL Before we begin therapy, a referral for speech therapy must be received from the client's primary care physician. This can be faxed to our office (803.281.8877), or emailed (email@example.com). Once we receive the referral, we will schedule an evaluation. No referral is needed for the initial phone consultation.
PAPERWORK Prior to the evaluation, we request that you print out and complete theNEW CLIENT FORMS,and have them ready on the day of the evaluation so that we can focus all of our time on the assessment process. You may fax the completed forms to us (803.281.8877), email them to us, or simply provide them at the first session.
EVALUATION Once the physician's order for therapy is received, an initial evaluation will be scheduled. The evaluation will take place in the client's home or other setting of choice, and will consist of formal and informal assessments. Evaluations generally last approximately 90 minutes. At the conclusion of the assessment, a review of the results along with recommendations regarding focus of treatment and frequency of therapy will be discussed. The client and family are encouraged to collaborate with the speech therapist in the formation of therapy goals, in order to ensure the therapy plan is functional, relevant, and client-centered. A written report detailing the assessment findings, recommendations, and treatment plan will be provided at the first treatment session following the evaluation, and can be sent to other healthcare providers involved with the client's care as requested.
TREATMENT Once a plan of care has been established, the client will begin treatment sessions in their home at an agreed upon frequency of weekly visits based on the client's diagnosis, the evaluation findings, the speech therapist's recommendations, the client's goals, and the client's availability. Regular progress notes will be completed and reviewed with the client in order to allow for adjustment of goals and optimal progression of treatment.
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