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Frequently Asked Questions

Here a few responses to common questions we receive. Please call us at (210) 876-5282 or email us at info@lifespanpllc.com if you have additional questions. 

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Who is a speech therapist?

SLP stands for Speech-Language Pathologist. SLPs must have a master’s degree from an accredited university program from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

SLPs must attain 30 hours of continuing education training every three years to maintain their certification.

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Do you accept insurance?

We are currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and certain managed care organizations through Texas Medicaid.

If you have a health insurance plan for which our clinic is not considered an in-network provider, you may be able to take advantage of using superbills and/or out-of-network benefits.

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What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please provide the courtesy of a 24-hour cancellation notice. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will result in a cancellation fee (the price of your session). If more than 3 appointments are cancelled or missed within a treatment series, all future appointments will be cancelled unless special arrangements are made.

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How long will my child be in therapy?

Interventions can vary from a short duration to a lengthy period of time. Each case will be individually analyzed and discussed with the professionals and family members within the context of the remediation proces

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When should my child begin therapy?

Early intervention is essential to reaching optimal progress in the shortest period of time. Identifying and treating speech, language, reading, writing and other developmental delays early lead to a better prognosis.

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What is orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT)?

OMT is the re-education of the oral and facial muscles. It focuses on:

◼ Eliminating oral habits that may influence dysfunctional muscle patterns
◼ Educating people how to functionally:

1. Breathe nasally (in absence of allergies and structural interferences)
2. Develop proper oral rest posture
3. Chew and swallow correctly
4. Correct any speech sound errors

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