FAQ’s & Parent Resources 

What are my payment options? 

Beyond Speech Therapy Center does not bill insurance directly at this time. We are an out-of-network provider with all private insurance companies. This does not mean that your insurance company will not cover some/all services. See "Superbill" information below to learn more.

Accepted Payment Methods


Reimbursement Options

With these options, payment for services is due at the time of your appointment via cash, check, credit card, or HSA/FSA card. Please call your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network speech-language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. We are happy to provide a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company. Use the link below for questions to ask your insurance provider in determining if services will be reimbursed:

Payment Information & Superbill Form

*Please note that coverage/reimbursement is not guaranteed

Does my child need speech-language therapy? 

A recommendation will be provided following the initial consultation and evaluation. Please use the link below to review communication milestones. If you notice that your child has not met one or more of the milestones, they may benefit from speech-language therapy. 

Communication Milestones Guide

How do I get my child started with therapy?

An initial intake or consultation via phone will be completed by the SLP. If warranted, the patient will receive a comprehensive speech-language evaluation (if no recent assessment has been completed) to determine strengths and therapy goals. Evaluations typically last 90 minutes and consist of a parent interview, formal/standardized testing (when possible) and informal assessment (observation; completion of motor, speech, language tasks in a more naturalistic activity). Reevaluations are typically completed annually, with written progress reports provided. 

What does a typical therapy session look like? 

Patients will be scheduled for a standing, weekly appointment. Sessions are either 30 or 60 minutes depending on the patient’s needs. This includes direct therapy, parent training, and consultation. 

Do I need a Physician’s Referral?

If you plan to pay privately, you do not need a physician’s referral. If you plan to seek reimbursement from your insurance company through a superbill, a Physician’s Referral may be required by your insurance company. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company directly to determine exactly what is required for reimbursement. 

What is Spelling to Communicate (S2C)?

Spelling to Communicate (S2C) is an alternative form of communication for individuals who cannot rely on their speech to express their thoughts. It teaches individuals the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell their wants, needs, and ideas. Samantha is a registered S2C practitioner.

Useful Links:

Overview of S2C: Spelling to Communicate - Growing Kids Therapy Center - YouTube
Web page with additional information: Spelling to Communicate | S2C | I-ASC 

Please call 330-299-5121 with any questions regarding Spelling to Communicate (S2C).

What is the Hanen Approach?

Hanen has a social-pragmatic and developmental approach to building communication. It focuses on naturalistic language development that greatly encourages parent involvement.  Samantha completed the More Than Words Hanen Workshop to improve early intervention services, especially with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

The Hanen Centre | Speech and Language Development for Children

Spelling to Communicate Resources


Letterboards may be purchased using the following links. I will let you know which boards are required following the initial evaluation. 


Beginning Set:  Stencils (Set of 3)Growing Kids Therapy Center
                          + Number Stencil – Number board w/ Math Symbols – Growing Kids Therapy Center

Large 26-Letter Board: Large A-Z Stencil – Growing Kids Therapy Center
Laminated Board: Laminated Spelling Board – Growing Kids Therapy Center


Beginning Set: High-Contrast Sensory Boards – Growing Kids Therapy Center

Laminated Board: Laminated Spelling Board – Growing Kids Therapy Center


Free lessons can be found through the following link: Resources for Nonspeakers - I-ASC
Lessons can be purchased through the following link: https://spellerslearn.com/ 

Beyond Speech Therapy Center LLC

1823 Portage Trail

Cuyahoga Falls OH, 44223

(330) 299-5121

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