To provide support and strategies to families so that they can feel confident in helping their children express themselves with greater independence. We help children feel seen and heard by supporting the growth of their meaningful communicative interactions. We lead with your parenting style and customize our sessions based on your child’s individual needs and interests.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SPEECH THERAPY?
If you are looking for a way to improve your child’s confidence and communication skills, we have highly trained and skilled Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) on staff to support you. We help families in developing the skills and habits they need to effectively communicate and build meaningful connections.
How do I get started?
Please visit our Contact Page to schedule your free phone consultation.
Do you take insurance?
We are considered an in-network provider with Tricare-West and we accept San Diego Regional Center funding.
For all other insurance providers, Mango Elephants will be considered an out-of-network provider. Payment is expected at the time of service via cash, check or credit/debit card. Many insurance plans offer out-of-network reimbursement for speech therapy. We can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider following payment if you are eligible. Coverage varies based on your specific plan and/or specific diagnosis. It is important for you to connect with your insurance provider to understand the details of your policy.
We do not require a physician referral to begin services for private pay clients. However, your insurance may require one if you plan to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. We encourage you to contact your insurance company prior to starting services to learn about any requirements for reimbursement and ask about your out-of-network benefits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Where are services provided?
We offer evaluations and therapy sessions in homes or an outdoor space (e.g., park) in San Diego, California.
We also offer online sessions via teletherapy for anyone in California or Illinois.
What ages do you work with?
We work with children ages birth to 12 years.
How do I know if my child needs speech and language therapy?
Your child may benefit from speech and language therapy if you have any concerns in the following areas:
-Delayed in meeting speech and language milestones
-Using gestures or words to communicate wants/needs
-Nonverbal Imitation skills made with the body or with objects/toys (e.g., shake a rattle, clap, wave hi/bye, jump)
-Verbal imitation skills (e.g, sounds effects of animals/vehicles, words)
-Joint attention (e.g., back-and-forth turn taking games, attends to pointing, responds
-When spoken to, shows items by gesturing/pointing, uses gaze shift to direct another
-Person’s attention, brings items to share with another person, uses words such as “look,” “come,” or “watch me!”)
-Combining words into sentences
-Following instructions or understanding what someone says
-Answering questions in conversation
-Difficulty Interacting in social settings
-A family history of speech and language difficulties
-Production of speech sounds (e.g., articulation, phonology)
-Fluency or stuttering
-A medical diagnosis that is known to impact language development
What are the benefits of tele-practice?
Telepractice or teletherapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person speech therapy for many children. Teletherapy is convenient and encourages family participation. Online sessions are carried out in a very similar way to in-person sessions. We make these sessions fun and engaging by using digital strategies and live parent feedback and coaching.
Did I cause my child to have speech and language difficulties?
No! Parents or caregivers are not responsible for speech or language disorders. These are developmental in nature. With intervention, speech and language disorders are very treatable. In order to make faster progress, your child’s intervention will involve parent/caregiver participation regularly as you apply the learned strategies in your daily routines.