Q: How do I get started?

A: Getting started is a simple 3 step process.

   Step 1: Contact us at (425)409-9351 or at mariya@ovctherapy.com. You can also utilize our "contact" page to send us a message. We will attempt to return your call as promptly as possible, but please expect a reply within 2-3 business days

   Step 2: We will schedule an initial evaluation, based on your concerns. If your child has been evaluated in the past 6 months and you provide us with a copy of that evaluation, we can proceed straight to treatment.

   Step 3: Complete a new client information form that will be emailed to you. Please have this filled out and emailed to me before our first scheduled appointment to maximize our time together and attention to your child.

Q: What happens after our evaluation?

A: If therapy is recommended, the length and frequency of speech therapy will be determined based on the results of your child's evaluation. We will schedule your child's on-going therapy sessions if needed.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A:  We are in-network with:

  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Lifewise
  • Regence - Washington

If you have an insurance carrier not listed above, ee can also provide billing statements for you to provide to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement. We also accept private pay.

Q: What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? 

A: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Communication disorders can include, but are not limited to: apraxiaarticulation disorderslanguage-based learning disabilitieslanguage processing disordersspeech and language delays in young children, stuttering and/or voice disorders.

Speech therapists must be licensed to practice by the state that they are working in, and many speech therapists are also certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is a professional organization that oversees speech-language pathologists within the United States.

Q: What are the credentials next to your name? What do they mean?

A: Many speech therapists have the credentials "CCC-SLP" after their names. This means that the therapist has been awarded their Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology by ASHA. In order to receive this voluntary and internationally recognized certification, SLPs must complete a masters degree from an accredited university, complete 1,600+ hours of supervised clinical experience, earn a passing grade on required national examination, and complete 30 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their certification. Those with the CCC-SLP credential meet the highest standard of excellence within their profession.