Sports Lessons or Speech Therapy?

So the question is this, what's a better investment sports lessons or speech therapy? If speech therapy is needed, the answer is obvious, or is it? Some parents take a wait and see approach to speech issues hoping that their child will grow out of it. This happens often even though some speech and language issues do not improve over time without speech therapy. In that case, early intervention is typically the best path. Let's explore the question posed. It takes an amazing amount of coordination to play soccer, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, golf, gymnastics, hockey, cheerleading, dance etc. It [...]

By |2016-11-07T14:44:54-05:00 |Blog|Comments Off on Sports Lessons or Speech Therapy?

The ABLE Act Q&A

UPDATE: The ABLE Act is starting to get implemented. Virginia is the first state.   On Friday, the President signed into law the ABLE act of 2014. ABLE stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience. The bill amends the Internal Revenue code of 1986 to establish tax-free ABLE accounts for the longterm care of family members with disabilities. ABLE will now allow for tax-free savings accounts similar to the 529 college savings program. Most importantly, the ABLE act supplements other government assistance programs it does not replace them. Believe it or not, before this tax code change, individuals with disabilities were discouraged from [...]

By |2016-11-07T14:44:55-05:00 |Blog|Comments Off on The ABLE Act Q&A

There are Holes in Obamacare for Special Needs Kids

New study shows holes in pediatric benefits under Obamacare for special needs kids. Here is what you need to know in the easy to read Kidmunicate friendly way. Pediatric services is one of 10 benefit classes required in the Affordable Care Act (ACA also know as Obamacare) that must be covered in all health insurance plans sold in the individual and small-group markets. Despite being over 2,000 pages long, like many things in this hastily prepared bill that was rushed through congress, regulations for pediatric essential health benefits (EHB) were not clearly defined beyond oral health and vision care. Like [...]

By |2014-12-24T09:56:15-05:00 |Blog|2 Comments

Paying for Speech Therapy with a Grant

Paying for speech therapy was not in the plans We know that paying for speech therapy was not in your plans when your child was born, but every week you find yourself paying for a licensed and qualified speech pathologist to help with your child. You pay because you know that early intervention and therapy sessions with a speech and language pathologist once or twice a week can make all the difference in the world for your child who is struggling with a speech and language disorder. As you know, the ongoing cost can become significant. Sometimes parents need to [...]

By |2017-10-18T16:46:22-04:00 |Blog|Comments Off on Paying for Speech Therapy with a Grant
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