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Clear Speech Inc

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What is your experience?
Carol Lorioux Loup has practiced speech therapy for 30 years. Her area of expertise is Auditory Processing Disorder, Apraxia, Dyspraxia, Phonological Disorders, Vocabulary development, and Feeding disorders.
How long will my child be in speech therapy?
This is determined by how your child responds to speech therapy, the degree of impairment, how frequently you are able to attend therapy, and how much you are able to practice at home. At Clear Speech Inc. we use state of the art technology to insure your child makes improvements as quickly as possible.
Is speech therapy covered by insurance?
We are contracted with a wide variety of insurance providers. Most cover speech therapy under a neurodevelopmental benefit which covers children until the ate of 7. Some cover under a rehabilitation benefit if the reason for therapy is accident or injury. The best way to find out is to call your insurance company directly and ask about your particular policy provisions.
How much does therapy cost if insurance does not cover?
We offer competitive out-of-pocket rates for payment at time of service. We have not raised our fees since 2000. If payment is not made at time of service you will be billed the usual and customary amount.
What kind of disorders do you treat?
We treat Articulation disorders, Apraxia, Dyspraxia, Phonological disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language disorders, Auditory Processing disorders, dysfluency, and also specialize in writing.
How old are the children you treat?
We treat children aged 6 months to 18 years. The younger children usually need help with feeding, while the older children work with speech and language issues. We have worked with high school and college students with writing skills.

Do you use technology?
We use many forms of technology to meet the needs of our clients and help them gain skills quickly.

Do you provide feeding therapy?
Yes! Feeding therapy is widely varied and highly dependent on the individual child’s skill level. Assets of oral motor movement aw well as sensations of taste, texture, and temperature represent a few of the areas we treat. An individually tailored program is developed for each child.
Is electric-stimulation the same as “vital stim”?
Vital stimulation or “vital stim” uses electric stimulation to activate the muscles of the head and neck. It is used for the treatment of swallowing disorders. We are proud to be one of the few providers of electric-stimulation in the pacific northwest. It is useful for assisting the strengthening process of swallowing muscles and thereby improving swallowing function in some neurological diseases
*Children learn how to make sounds accurately using ‘smart palate’ technology. This is a computerized dental retainer used in conjunction with visual biofeedback to help the child see exactly where their tongue is inside their mouth and how to change that position for accurate production of clear speech.

*The integrated Listening System employs sound delivered via bone conduction to help organize processing at the neurological level.

*Swallowing disorders are treated with ‘Vital Sim’. This is low level stimulation delivered directly to the muscle that is not working properly. It helps change muscle function in weeks instead of years.

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Testimonials

When we first joined Clear Speech we had been using the birth to 3 program. Maddie was making some progress but she was still so delayed. Because of her new therapist, Michelle, Maddie has discovered her voice. She is still delayed but able to communicate so much more. Our son, Camden, also has Apraxia and he is becoming better since working with Michelle. It has improved so much. Maddie and Cam are both able to communicate more with us which has greatly helped our day to day lives. We now have tools as parents to help with the two of them and the stress has gone down. Don’t hesitate to seek out speech services. It is never too early to at least have your child evaluated. Once a line of communication is opened between you and your child, it is like a whole new world.

Ana D 
Ana D

My daughter’s pediatrician recommended speech therapy services for our two
year old. Although was able to follow directions and understand others, she
wasn’t speaking as much as she should have been. After started services, he
speech has gotten clearer and she seems much more confident talking,
communicating, and identifying. her breath control has gotten better as
well as her tolerance to having her face touched. After the Safe and Sound
Protocol, she has gotten much more patient, willing to share, and follow
directions. Her melt downs from not getting her way are at a minimal as
well as she takes more to time to understand why something is the way it is.

Samantha M 
Samantha M

My son has a limited amount of words, was hard to understand when he did
speak, and was sensitive to loud sounds. After starting therapy I can
understand him better, he rarely covers his ears for loud sounds, and has a
larger vocabulary. The most important advice I can give is to follow your
instincts. Our pediatrician did not think my son had a delay, therefore we
did not pursue therapy in a timely fashion. I wish I would have followed my
gut sooner.

Anonymous  
Anonymous

We were looking for supplemental speech for articulation concerns during the summer. Not only did we get help in articulation, but help with his Sensory Processing Disorder. The Safe and Sound Protocol helped in ways I didn’t realize were available through speech therapy. My son’s speech is more intelligible and many of his sensory phobias have dissipated. Clear Speech is great at addressing the child’s needs in the usual ways as well as introducing the newest most innovative therapy treatments available.

Annymous  
Annymous

Prior to speech therapy at Clear Speech, it was hard for my child to communicate. He also was combative and frustrated. He now is able to speak in sentences and describe what it is if I didn’t understand the first time. He also has more confidence. Lucas is no longer combative. With any child that has delayed speech, you should seek speech therapy and any help before school will be a huge benefit.

Kevin 
Kevin

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Location: 3602 Everett Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Telephone: (425) 252-9908

Fax: (425) 259-6317