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Express Communication Therapy 

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We specialize in the areas of articulation, speech delay language, early intervention, learning problems, bilingualism, autism, and apraxia.

 

We are a  speech and language private practice that serves children from 0 to 10 years old, and provides speech and language therapy in the following counties and cities:

 

Forsyth, Cabarrus, Rowan, Randolph, Guilford and the surrounding areas. In the cities of High Point, Asheboro, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, Thomasville, Concord, Salisbury, and many others.​ We have more than 15 years of experience working in the pediatric population especially with children with language difficulties, speech delays, and bilingualism.

Express Communication Therapy provides services in naturalistic settings: homes, daycares, preschools and Head Starts. We are also offering Telepractice at the moment from the comfort of your home.

 

Express Communication Therapy offers individualized, family-centered, and strength- based intervention approaches to help children reach their greatest potential. 

 

Express Communication Therapy  supports children of all ages in becoming spontaneous, creative, and happy communicators and pledges to always have your child’s best interest in mind when planning and implementing a therapy program.

 

Express Communication Therapy’s philosophy is to be guided into each therapy session following your child’s natural interests and play preferences (Greenspan, DIR model).  

 

Express Communication Therapy looks at each child as a whole and blends the right therapy tools to gently approach the areas of difficulty.

 
 

Our History

Express Communication Therapy  is founded by Anamaria Rendon, who is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech in Barranquilla, Colombia. In 2009, she obtained a Master’s degree at LIU in Communication Disorder. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families who have speech, language and communication difficulties. Anamaria worked in New York City for 10 years with families that have children with special and communication needs.

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Therapists from Express Communication Therapy are dedicated and professional.  My son has learned a lot  and he is progressing in his language.

Maria Gloria 

 
 

FAQS

How long do speech therapy sessions last?


Speech and language therapy sessions usually last 30 minutes and treatments are recommended twice a week. The duration and frequency of treatment depend on the severity of the disorder, the age of the client and the associated physical, emotional and social factors.




What is your cancellation policy?


There are no charges for cancellations made 24 hours before a scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel less than 24 hours in advance, a $ 40.00 cancellation / non-filing fee will apply. This policy strictly applies and applies to all patients, regardless of their insurance or payment method.




What do I need to schedule an appointment?


Before scheduling an appointment, you need to obtain a prescription from your referring physician for the evaluation and treatment of speech and language. Contact us if you need help getting a prescription from your doctor. Patients cannot be seen for an initial evaluation without a valid prescription.




Do you accept health insurance?


Yes! Express Communication Therapy accepts Medicaid. It is the patient's responsibility to call and confirm the benefits of the treatment of speech and language pathology services with their insurance company, as well as obtain the necessary prior authorizations, references or prescriptions. In the event that your commercial insurance company is billed and payment is denied, the patient will be responsible for the cost of all services provided.




Will I have a copayment for my speech and language pathology services?


Each commercial insurance plan is different, however, in general, speech and language pathology services are subject to a copayment. In many cases, speech and language pathology services fall under the "specialized" co-payment classification. We recommend that you contact your insurance company to confirm the cost of your copayment associated with your insurance plan.




Are you currently accepting new patients?


Yes. We strive to schedule new patient evaluations. Contact a patient care representative at 336-323-8285 to schedule an appointment or download our referral form and we will contact you.




Do you have private payment rates?


Yes, contact us for a list of our private payment rates. Private payment rates are on a variable scale so that high quality care is affordable for everyone.




What is an evaluation?


Evaluations may include a series of standardized tests, observations, developmental checklists and a collection of a speech and language sample. Several sessions may be needed to get enough information to make a diagnosis. Evaluations may include a collaboration of professionals such as speech and language pathologists, audiologists, social workers, psychologists and neurologists.




What is speech and language treatment?


Speech treatment varies according to the severity and type of diagnosis. With very young children, therapy often takes the form of parental counseling and language stimulation activities to help allow and support the child's development. Structured game tasks can be used to teach communication skills, as well as model language structure and conversation rules (such as taking turns).




How do I know that my child is late in language or speech?


You can find this example familiar for your concern: My 2 and a half year old son, Evan, does not speak at all. He doesn't answer when I call his name. He turns the pages of a book, but he doesn't pay attention when I read him. He shows me what he wants, but he doesn't use words. He doesn't do what I ask him to do. He gets angry when I don't understand. This is normal? Do you just need more time to catch up? Signs of a language disorder: Does not smile or interact with others (birth - 3 months) Does not babble (4–7 months) Few sounds (7 to 12 months) Do not use gestures (eg, Shake, point) ( 7–12 months) Do not understand what others say (7 months to 2 years) Just say a few words (12-18 months) Do not gather words to form sentences (1½ - 3 years) Have trouble playing and talking with other children (2–3 years) Has problems with early reading and writing skills, for example, Signs of a speech and sound disorder: Says p, b, m, hyw incorrectly in words (1–2 years) Says k, g , f, t, dyn incorrectly in words (2–3 years) Produces a discourse that is not clear, even to familiar people (2–3 years) Signs of stuttering (dissipation):
Struggles to say sounds or words (2½ to 3 years)
Repeat the first sounds of the words: "b-b-b-ball" for "ball" (2½ - 3 years)
He pauses a lot while he talks (2½ - 3 years)
Stretches sound: "f-f-f-f-farm" for "farm" (2½ - 3 years) SOURCE: http://www.asha.org/public/Early-Detection-of-Speech-Language-and-Hearing-Disorders/

If you want Express Communication Therapy can schedule a complementary Speech and language Screening at no cost, contact us and we will be glad to assist you.




Will learning two languages ​​cause speech or language problems?


No. Children around the world learn more than one language without developing speech or language problems. Bilingual children develop language skills just like other children.




What should I expect when my child learns more than one language?


Every bilingual child is unique. The development of skills in two languages ​​depends on the quality and amount of experience the child has using both languages. The following are some basic guidelines: Like other children, most bilingual children speak their first words when they turn 1 year old (for example, "mom" or "dad"). At 2 years, most bilingual children can use two-word phrases (for example, "my ball" or "no juice"). These are the same milestones in language development that are observed in children who learn only one language. From time to time, children can mix grammar rules, or they can use words from both languages ​​in the same sentence. This is a normal part of bilingual language development. When a second language is introduced, some children may not speak much for a while. This "period of silence" can sometimes last several months. Again, this is normal and will disappear. SOURCE: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/BilingualChildren/#problems




What language will be used in therapy for my child?


After completing the evaluation, a therapist from the express communication therapy will determine in which language the child is dominant and the therapy could be carried out in that language.




Where they are located?


Express communication therapy is located in the Piedmont, North Carolina area.




Where do you treat clients?


Express Communication Therapy is treating clients at their naturalistic environment such as daycares, Head Starts, pre-schools, and homes and we are providing teletherapy services at the comfort of your home.





 
 

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