Physicians: Please feel free to fax referrals to us at 720-575-9914 or you can email referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure all scripts include:
Child's date of birth
ICD-10 code for any medical diagnoses (if applicable)
If no medical diagnosis, please include suspected ICD-10 therapy codes for SLP/OT/PT
“Eval & Treat” statement, specifying the appropriate discipline
Signature of provider
NPI number of provider
Families: Please feel free to have your physician fax/email us a referral, or you can call and set up an evaluation with us and we will take care of the rest!
Billing and Insurance
Dragonfly Pediatric Speech Therapy accepts the following insurances:
Please familiarize yourself with the benefits and limitations of your insurance policy since many insurance plans require authorization prior to certain treatments. It is helpful to call your insurance to find out about deductibles, copay/coinsurances, number of visits allowed, and if your plan covers Speech Therapy Services.
We also offer competitive private pay rates for those without insurance or with out-of-network insurance plans! HSA cards are accepted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don't see your question? Give us a call! We will be happy to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and provide guidance on the next steps.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we accept many plans such as UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and CHP+. If we are not in-network with your insurance, we offer competitive private pay rates and prompt pay discounts to help offset the costs!
What is your attendance and cancellation policy?
We ask for at least 24 hours' notice of cancellation. This allows us to offer makeup sessions to other clients who are waiting. We understand that sometimes your child wakes up sick and your appointment is in a few hours, so if you could please let us know as soon as possible, we will work to reschedule your child as needed! If you cancel within 4 hours, there will be a $30 late cancellation charge, and if you do not call or show up for your appointment, there is a full session charge. We are happy to work with you to reschedule on a case-by-case basis. We ask for at least 80% attendance rates over the span of 3 months for you to keep your spot and to make sure your child is receiving the most consistent therapy and making consistent progress. If you are unable to keep that 80% arrival, we will happily put you on a flex plan and will call you weekly for cancellations and/or open spots!
How will I be billed for services?
We do all of our billing for the week the following Monday morning. All private pay sessions, co-pays, and co-insurances will be billed at that time. Insurances are billed weekly as well. We ask that all families have a credit card on file and that we bill following your session. This assures you won't have any huge balances building up and no surprises!
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash, check, credit card, and HSA cards.
Where will services be provided?
All services are provided at Dragonfly Pediatric Speech Therapy located at 10246 Progress Lane Parker, CO 80134. If you are receiving early intervention services through us, those services will be provided in the home.
Will an evaluation be required prior to beginning services?
In most instances, yes. If you will be using private insurance or Medicaid, they require medical necessity for pre-authorization of services. If you have recently had a medical evaluation somewhere else, within 6 months, we may be able to use that evaluation. If you are private paying and have recently had an evaluation we are happy to look it over and build our own treatment plan from that recent evaluation. This will all be decided on a case-by-case basis!
Can I drop my child off and return for sessions?
You absolutely can as long as you make sure you give yourself enough time to return in a timely manner, however, we strongly encourage all families to stay close by in our warm, inviting waiting room with a coffee bar, or best yet, be involved in their child's therapy sessions. The more you can see and be involved, the more carry-over will happen at home, and the more progress your child will make!
What ages do you work with?
We work with all ages of pediatrics, birth-18!
How do I know if my child needs therapy?
Many times you will get a referral from a pediatrician or have a teacher reach out about some speech and language needs they are observing in the classroom. Or you just have a gut feeling as a parent that your child is harder to understand than others or is not picking up the language as quickly as your other child. Every child grows at their own pace, but getting an evaluation can never hurt! Give us a call and we can chat and see if an evaluation might be helpful at this time!
How long will my child need therapy?
Unfortunately, none of us have a crystal ball, and it can be so hard to say! Some children have minor articulation difficulties and can get in and out within a matter of months whereas other children might be working on using an AAC device or learning signs to communicate their wants and needs with the world around them. All children have different strengths and needs and blossom in their own time. and we can't always predict when that time will be!
Can you work with my child if they receive Speech Therapy at school?
Absolutely! We would love to continue working with them outside of school and possibly give them more one-on-one attention or help carryover the goals that they are working on in school! We will often touch base and coordinate with school therapists too so we can share strategies and successes!
My child did not qualify for school/EI-based services, can you still work with them?
Absolutely! The benefit of private therapy is that we can work on those speech sounds or other language issues that might not be affecting their education necessarily but are still important skills they need to work on or to increase their intelligibility. Sometimes in order to qualify for school services, they have to be at or below a certain percentage, but they might still have delays and needs that need to be addressed -- and we can help!
Will you collaborate with my child's teachers/other therapists, etc.?
We absolutely love to coordinate services and collaborate with others on your child's team. We feel this will only benefit your child! Sometimes scheduling those calls and emails in the busy schedules of Therapists and Teachers can be tricky, but we will always do our best!
What is play-based therapy?
Ahh, our favorite question! We are believers that play is the child's work and children learn the most and the best through play. All of our sessions are play-based, child-led, and strengths-based. If your child is motivated by the activity they are doing, they are more likely to imitate sounds, answer questions, work on getting those 100 trials in, and so much more! If your child really loves board game competitions, arts and crafts, or active sensory-play, we will use all of those to our advantage and create plans based around their passions and their strengths! This makes Therapy much more fun and engaging, and therefore we often see more progress!
What does a parent/caregiver coaching session look like?
This is often the model that we use in Early Intervention. The child learns best in their home environment, and the child is with a Therapist for 1 hour a week and with their caregiver all the other hours of the week. So, obviously, it makes the most sense to coach the caregiver on how to use strategies and carry them over in that environment for the most progress! We will help you learn all of our tips and tricks---sometimes this can be done by modeling those strategies through play and routines in your home or via teletherapy, and sometimes the Therapist might sit back and coach you as you play with your child. But, in the end, you will walk away from your sessions feeling like you have a pocket filled with strategies that you can use with your child to help them grow!
Can I be present for my child's session?
Absolutely! We encourage it! We love to partner with families to help your child make the most progress possible. If you can be in a session and see exactly how the Therapist is cueing that sound or how your child is responding to different techniques, you and your child will be more confident working on these same strategies at home!
How often do we come to therapy?
This really depends on the child. Some might benefit from 1x a week with a lot of carryover at home and others might need more intensive therapy 2-3x a week to really help with consistency of practice and learning those strategies. These times can also change as the child changes! We usually recommend shorter, more frequent sessions for Speech sound disorders as research shows children learn best this way and they can get a lot of consistent practice each week!