Q: Do I need a doctor’s referral to obtain private speech language services?

 

A: No, Chatterbugs does not require a physician’s referral to commence services. 

 

Some health insurance providers DO require a physician’s referral before they will reimburse fees so it is important to check with your provider before beginning private services. 

Q: What are the fees for speech and language services with Chatterbugs?

 

A: Fees are charged at $110 per hour for both assessment and treatment sessions. 

 

 

 

Q: Do you offer direct billing of health insurance providers for payment of speech language fees?

 

A: We do not offer direct billing at this time. 

 

An official receipt is provided at the end of each session to submit to providers for reimbursement. 

 

Q: What methods of payment can I use for services with Chatterbugs? 

 

A: Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made out to Chatterbugs Speech & Language Services), most credit cards and by electronic funds transfer (EFT) through online banking systems. 

 

Questions and Answers

Q: What is Chatterbugs’ procedure for assessment/what can I expect during a typical session?

 

A: Our process begins with an initial assessment session. These generally take about an hour but may take longer depending on the type of assessment you are looking for. Games and toys are included in the assessment so it is a positive experience for children. 

 

Following this, a written report is provided with recommendations for therapy, if warranted.