We are hiring!

SF Speech for Kids! is growing! We are looking to expand our team with clinicians who value building relationships with families to provide top-quality, individualized speech and language intervention services.  We are willing to provide clinical training for the right candidates who bring compassion, integrity, a strong work-ethic, and a true love for working with children and families. CFY candidates welcome! Email your resume to kim@sfspeechforkids.com or give us a call at 415-218-3506. We’d love to meet you!

Caseload: 0-18, will be tailored to clinician’s strengths and population preferences with opportunities for skill development to expand competence with other populations.

Positions: Full-time preferred; part-time negotiable; Saturday opportunities

Compensation: Competitive.

Benefits: For full time – signing bonus, Medical and Dental, ASHA/CSHA/Licensing fees reimbursement, CEU stipend, paid vacation, annual bonus opportunities, retirement plan after a period of employment; for part time – signing bonus, ASHA/CSHA/Licensing fees reimbursement, CEU Stipend, annual bonus opportunities

Start Date: Negotiable

School’s Out for Summer!

As end of the school year approaches, summer planning is in full force. For many children, summer break means vacation adventures, sunny (or maybe foggy) beach days, and most likely a major schedule change and break in services.  We are offering summer speech therapy services at a 10% discount for families who sign up for short-term services during the summer break.  If your child will have a lapse in services due to the summer break or if you want to supplement your current program, we can help! We can work off your child’s existing treatment plan or conduct our own assessment at your request.  Irregular schedule? No problem. We will work with you to get your child in around your wonky summer schedule.  Mention this blog post for 10% off services. We also accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO plans, Blue Cross EPO plans, Health Net PPO, Kaiser, and GGRC. We look forward to a fun summer ahead!

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Will My Insurance Pay for Speech Therapy?

Obtaining insurance coverage for your child’s speech/language therapy services can be frustrating and confusing. Dealing with insurance companies first requires learning the lingo: deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance, in-network, out-of-network, ICD-9 codes, CPT codes, and the list goes on. What is most confusing for many families is that your plan benefits will almost certainly include speech therapy, yet your child’s speech therapy may not be covered. Nearly every plan includes speech therapy benefits, but there are typically restrictions on what they cover. Billing your insurance carrier is done by submitting codes for both the diagnosis of your child and the procedure. If your child’s diagnostic code is on their list of exclusions, you are out of luck. For instance, some plans only cover “rehabilitative” speech therapy, or therapy to restore lost speech or language skills as in the case of stroke or head injury. Other plans will cover speech therapy only when there is a corresponding medical diagnosis such as autism.  Many plans will not cover developmental delays or non-medical speech or language disorders. New York-based speech-language pathologist, Adrienne Frohlich, has created a great list of questions to ask your insurance carrier: Speech-Therapy and Insurance Coverage-Top 10 Questions to Ask.