FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers To Your Questions
WHAT DO SPEECH THERAPISTS DO?
A speech-language pathologist, sometimes referred to as a speech therapist, is a professional healthcare provider who has at least a Master level degree in Speech-Language Pathology. SLPs have extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating speech sound disorders, developmental language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, and cognitive-linguistic disorders.
Lifespan SLPs are state-licensed and maintain a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (asha.org). Some SLPs may specialize in specific areas, such as Autism, through additional continuing education and extensive clinical experience.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Yes! We currently accept insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Texas. We welcome all patients with the following BCBS plans: Blue Advantage HMO, Blue High Performance Network, BlueChoice, CHIP (Medicaid), Blue (Essentials), Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan, MyBlueHealth, Health Select, Blue Premier HMO, STAR, STAR KIDS, & STAR PLUS (Medicaid), WellMed MA HMO.
Additionally, we gladly accept private pay patients and offer flexible payment plans in order to ensure that our clients can receive optimal care and therapy.
Call our office at 210-876-5285 or email us a email@example.com for assistance with financial questions.
DO I NEED SPEECH THERAPY?
Give us a call and we can schedule an initial consultation and conduct a preliminary screening to determine if you would be a good candidate for speech and/ or swallowing services at Lifespan, PLLC.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS?
The primary therapist, Katherin Oigbokie, obtained her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
She later earned a post-baccalaureate degree in communication science disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at her alma mater.
WHAT IS TELETHERAPY?
Teletherapy refers to therapy that is provided by a licensed and certified therapist via a secure video connection. Modern-day technology can now connect our speech therapists with our clients despite the distance or situation.
Our therapist is licensed to provide teletherapy services to clients located in Texas and Florida.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
We gladly serve clients from Monday to Friday between 1 pm and 8 pm. Our hours are flexible to accommodate the schedules of our clients. Contact us at 210-876-5282 to set up your free initial consultation today.
HOW DO I SET UP MY FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Call us at 210-876-5282 to set up your free initial 30-minute consultation to schedule your appointment. Our response time varies between 24-48 hours.