Q: What insurance do you accept?

Premera, Regence, Aetna, First Choice.

Q: What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy includes articulation disorders including tongue thrust, apraxia (a disconnect between the brain and the muscles used to speak), voice disorders and fluency (stuttering).

Q: What are language delays?

Receptive language is understanding what people are saying. Kids can be delayed in this area. For example, difficulty following verbal directions or difficulty with sequencing (this comes before that in a story).

Expressive language is what the child is communicating. There is a common developmental checklist you can review. It will tell you what words are commonly spoken by 12 months, 18 months, etc.

Q: What’s the difference between picky eaters and those who might need feeding therapy?

Korey came to see Dawn because he has trouble eating solids.

A picky eater just might not eat certain foods. Feeding therapy is usually necessary for children with underlying medical conditions, such as heartburn (reflux),  medically fragile kids who have had many medical interventions, children with a sensory processing or oral motor disorder.  For these children, being served a texture they don’t like (such as pudding, yogurt, or a mixed texture) can cause severe anxiety.