I am certified Speech Language Pathologist practicing in Calgary, Chestermere, Airdrie, and surrounding areas in Alberta. I have a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology and have experience working with children of all ages. The majority of my clients are between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Speech Language Pathologists are professionals who diagnose and provide treatment for children and adults with a variety of speech-language, cognitive, voice, and feeding-swallowing problems. A master's degree is required to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in North America. In Alberta, SLP's must be registered with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)
Experience and Certifications:
Current rates for speech, language, and feeding therapy and assessments are $130/hour (updated February 2013) as suggested by the Alberta Speech Language Association of Private Practictioners -ASAPP)
Therapy sessions, unless otherwise agreed upon are 45 minutes and are billed as one hour which allows time for planning and documentation.
Travel charges are billed for home sessions depending on distance (52c/km).
Assessments are charged at $130/hour for actual assessment time, as well as scoring and interpretation (1+hours), and time to write reports if necessary (depending on detail of assessment reports may take anywhere between 1 hour and 3 hours of time). Assessment reports are based on assessment results, applications for government funding such as Program Unit Funding and Family Support for Children With Disabilities are reviewed by those agencies. The Speech Language Pathologist does not guarantee funding.
In the case of team meetings, family meetings or other child related appointments as well as any required additional paperwork time will be billed in real time at $130/hour.
Invoices will be provided at each session or at the last session of the month as discussed individually. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.
Cancellation notice of 24 hours is appreciated. If cancellations are not received with 24 hours notice, cancellation fees will apply (dependent on circumstances).
Information regarding current billing rates in Alberta is available on http://www.asapp.ca/. Rates are subject to change.