Do you take insurance?
Yes, we do! We are currently in-network speech therapy and occupational therapy providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Pilgrim-United Healthcare Alliance, and AllWays Health Partners.
Prior to your initial appointment, we will verify your insurance coverage, but it is also important for you to understand your eligibility and benefits. We ask that you also call the Member Services line to inquire about eligibility and benefits for outpatient occupational and/or speech therapy. Each plan is different and services may be subject to a deductible, co-insurance, or co-payment. We accept Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), check, or credit card payment for all out-of-pocket expenses.
If Leading Therapy Home is not a provider with your insurance, we can help you work with your insurance company to get reimbursed for your occupational and speech therapy services.
Do you provide therapy in a clinic?
At Leading Therapy Home we know that both children and adults learn best in their natural environments, where they spend most of their time. This is why we provide occupational therapy and speech therapy services in the exact place our clients will be using their newly acquired skills. We are also excited to provide occupational therapy for children and speech therapy for children and adults online, so clients can access quality services from the comfort and convenience of their homes.
What is pediatric speech therapy and what does a speech therapist do?
Many children need support communicating or engaging in play and social interactions. This could be due to a speech or language delay or disorder, an illness or accident, or other diagnoses, such as autism spectrum disorder or down syndrome. Speech and language therapy is provided by a licensed and experienced speech-language pathologist and addresses speech, language, social skills, play skills, memory, and attention skills.
Speech-language pathologists are the professionals who are specially trained and qualified to assess and treat speech and language disorders. Speech-language pathologists use many different therapy techniques that are based on evidence and have been shown to be effective in treating speech and language disorders.
What is pediatric occupational therapy and what does an occupational therapist do?
Occupational therapy for children often focuses on increasing a person's participation and skills for activities of daily living (ex: feeding, dressing, school work, etc.). Our pediatric occupation therapists also provide sensory integration therapy to address sensory processing issues such as a child's response to light, sound, touch, smells, and other input. Another common focus of pediatric occupational therapy is fine motor skills, such as handwriting.
How do I know if my child needs speech or occupaitonal therapy?
That is often a tough question for any parent to answer on their own. Often the people who spend the most time with a child are the first to be concerned about the child's development. If you or someone who knows your child have expressed concerns and your child's speech-language development, social interactions, fine motor skills, sensory processing, etc., contact Leading Therapy Home to discuss your concerns. Together we will determine if an evaluation is recommended. We accept referrals from pediatricians, other professionals, and parents.
What is adult speech therapy and what does a speech therapist do for adults?
Speech therapy for adults often address is recommended communication and cognitive challenges. This includes stuttering, speech that is difficult to understand, feeding or swallowing challenges, trouble remembering things, difficulty finding words or putting words into a sentence, recovery related to head and neck cancer, stroke or TBI recovery, and dementia/Alzheimer's related challenges. Adult speech therapists often work in collaboration with occupational therapists, physical therapists, and neurologists to help the individual regain or maintain cognitive, speech, language, or swallowing skills.