Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Where are you based?

Simply Communication, Ltd. is based in Roselle, IL.

Do I need a doctor referral?

You do not need a referral from a doctor if you plan on private pay and can make an appointment directly with us. You will, however, need a prescription from your doctor or a doctor’s referral letter in order to make a claim through insurance.

Where are services provided?

Services are provided in an office setting. Some patients are seen through the Early Intervention through the state of Illinois. With these cases, sessions will take place in the child’s natural setting such as the home or daycare.

Are you a new patient?

You can fill out the new patient paperwork right here. Early Intervention patients paperwork please click here. All other patients please click here.

Can Simply Communication, Ltd. meet my child’s needs?

Simply Communication, Ltd. is staffed by highly qualified speech language pathologists. All Speech Language Pathologists are highly competent and have experience working with children who have a variety of concerns, disorders, and abilities. Areas of specialized training with children include, but are not limited to…

Articulation & Phonological Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Autism
Down Syndrome
Early Intervention
Expressive Language Disorders
Feeding Aversions
Language and Acquisition
Literacy
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Receptive Language Disorders
Social and Pragmatic Disorders
Swallowing Disorders

How are services covered?

Simply Communication, Ltd. is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Further, Simply Communication, Ltd. provides a discount to patients that pay at the time of service. Please call us at 331-465-9440 for an up-to-date fee schedule.

Should I be worried about my toddler?

Every toddler develops differently and every parent notices and worries about different things. Please check out this link for a list of resources of typical speech and language development. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/

If you still have questions or concerns, send us an email at michelle@speechandmore.com.

Do you provide feeding therapy? What does it entail?

Yes, Simply Communication Ltd. provides feeding therapy. Feeding therapy takes place during mealtime and the therapist works directly with the family member who feeds the child. Feeding therapy can involve but is not limited to, increasing overall food intake, increasing food repertoire, breastfeeding, developing new and improved oral patterns for chewing and swallowing, and moving from a tube feeding to oral feeding. If you still have further questions or are ready to schedule an appointment please email us at michelle@speechandmore.com or call 331-465-9440.

What do the letters mean after the therapist’s signature?

Every therapist has a set of letters after their name when signing official documents. Here are what some of them mean:

CCC – Certification of Clinical Competence
CFY – Clinical Fellowship Year
COM – Certified Orofacial Myologist
SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
L – Licensed
BA – Bachelor of Arts
MA – Master of Arts
MS – Master of Science

About Our Services

Private Speech Therapy

Individualized speech, language, feeding, and myofunctional therapy is provided to children and adults of all ages. After an initial evaluation and referral from the primary care physician (if needed), sessions are designed around specific goals that are drafted by the therapist and approved by the patient and/or parents. Therapy is provided by professional, courteous, qualified Speech Language Pathologists.

Private Feeding Therapy

Individualized feeding therapy is provided to children of all ages. After an initial evaluation and referral from the primary care physician (if needed), sessions are designed around specific goals that are drafted by the therapist and approved by the parents. Therapy takes place preferably with the person who feeds the child most of their meals. Therapy is provided by professional, courteous, qualified Speech Language Pathologists.

Myofunctional Therapy

Individualized myofunctional therapy is provided to patients of all ages. After an initial evaluation and referral from the primary care physician (if needed), sessions are designed around specific goals that are drafted by the therapist and approved by the parents. Therapy often works in conjunction with a dentist, orthodontist, ENT, periodontist, bodywork specialist, or lactation consultant in order to address the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles.

Consulting Services

Depending on your situation, you may or may not be familiar with an IFSP, IEP, or how best to advocate for your child. By having an advocate at your side, you can better obtain services that will best suit your loved one in order to make the most gains. Consulting services can be provided in multiple ways including a one-on-one session prior to a meeting or a doctor’s appointment, working as an advocate and having your therapist’s attendance at an IEP or doctor’s visit, or in discussion to develop an overall plan for the patient. Further, consulting services may be used to target educationally based goals in order to generalize the skills that are being targeted in the school setting into the home (ex. Training on a device). Each parent’s education and experiences are different, and consulting services are designed to help make parent’s the expert so they can continue to be the best advocate for their child/student.

Presentations/ Public Speaking

There is always a need for continuing education and we are here to help design a presentation to meet your group or organization’s needs. Presentations can be designed to discuss current Developmental Milestones, Introduction to muscle work and how it affects speech and feeding, Language modification for group activities, Transdisciplinary Approach to Speech Services in the School, or the Basics of Communication.

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Contact Us

Please find our contact information below.

Simply Communication, Ltd.
805 Irving Park Road
Suite D
Roselle, IL 60172

331-465-9440

630-765-7187

Michelle@speechandmore.com

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