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Indicators of an Evaluation

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child isn’t meeting these developmental milestones:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get started with smallTALK Therapy?

A: Contact smallTALK Therapy (612-900-5312) or fill out a "Contact Us" form and send a message. After initial contact is made, we will set up a meeting time to go over paperwork and set up a schedule that works for your child and family.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: smallTALK is currently an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthPartners and Cigna. We also accept FSA and HSA plans. Payment for service is due of your service via check, cash or our secure square app.


Q: Why On-Site Therapy?

A: On-site speech therapy has many benefits, but the biggest one is receiving therapy in your child's natural environment with their own routines and toys. Our goal is to provide therapy in a condensed approach, allowing our kiddos to progress through therapy at a rate much quicker than a clinic or school setting.

Q: What happens after I return the new patient paperwork?

 A. Once the new patient paperwork is returned and we have received all referrals needed from your physician, I will verify your insurance benefits.  We will then schedule an initial evaluation.  When an evaluation date is provided, it is important for you to verify SLP service reimbursement with your insurance company.

Q: Does my child need a referral from a pediatrictian/doctor?

A: Yes. A referral is required to bill insurance. It is important that you contact your insurance to see if you are eligible for  speech and language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. This can be complicated, so please download our comprehensive guide that contains questions for you to ask your insurance provider. 

Q: What is the goal of speech and language therapy?

A: To improve skills that will allow your child to be an effective communicator in all settings. A communication disorder may have a widespread impact on a child's life that lasts through adulthood.  

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