The goal of the Speech Language Pathologist
This specialized field focuses on the treatment of children who need assistance to become functional communicators in their environments. Our therapists hold Masters Degrees in Speech Language Pathology and are certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Individual assessment for children addresses functional communication problems and provides treatment in a family centered environment.
Children begin to learn language very early in life. Speaking, listening, reading, writing, and gestures are all forms of language. As children grow their language skills become increasingly complex. At Speech Therapy Services we evaluate children using standardized tests. When indicated, a treatment plan is established including family/child goals. Common diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to:
- Articulation Disorders
- Language Delays
- Oral Motor/Swallowing Disorders
- Language Based Reading and Writing Problems
- Autism and PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
- Cochlear Implants
- Auditory Processing
- Dysarthria/Apraxia of Speech
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication
- Pediatric swallowing and feeding
- Oral-facial myology
- Social Thinking
We evaluate and treat individuals with communicative, hearing, cognitive, or swallowing disorders. Our speech-language pathologists can determine the extent of a patient’s impairment and develop a treatment plan. Our staff offers expert inpatient and outpatient services to patients of all ages, from newborns to elders.
If you need speech therapy, and you want to take advantage of the breadth of services offered at Lost Rivers Medical Center, here’s what you’ll need to know to get started with us.
We offer treatment for:
- Speech and language rehabilitation
- Cognitive retraining
- Voice therapy
- Swallowing services
- Stuttering therapy
- Developmental delays
- Augmentative and alternative communication services
- Pediatric services for children ages 2-18 years
Written prescriptions for speech therapy are required and may be issued by a IdahoState licensed:
- Nurse practitioner
Billing and Insurance
We provide services for all health insurance plans in the Rochester area, including (but not limited to):
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Blue Choice
- Preferred Care
- Private Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation
- MVA/No Fault
Appointments are made by calling (208) 221-7974. If you do not reach an attendant, please leave a voice mail message with your name and phone number, and we’ll be happy to return your call promptly.
For a referral, please bring a prescription signed by your physician.
Please have your insurance information available. An authorization number for HMOs is required prior to scheduling.
Speech Therapy Appointments: