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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a waitlist?

No waitlist! We are accepting new clients today! Speech/language therapy sessions will be provided in the child's home. Contact us today! Call or text 763-280-3202, email us at, or fill out our contact form

Where are you located?

Chit Chat provides speech therapy in your home in the Minnesota Twin Cities Metro Area. We will come to your residence or provide therapy if it is appropriate via teletherapy. No more worrying about packing up the kids for yet another appointment, let us come to you!

Do you accept insurance?

Chit Chat Speech Therapy is mainly private-pay only. Read about the benefits of paying privately instead of going through insurance here.

 However, we also accept HealthPartners insurance and MA (Medicaid).

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Nope, not if you're paying priavtely! No more worries about the hassle of getting a doctor's referral to get services you know your child needs. Chit Chat Speech therapy can provide an evaluation or services without a doctor's referral and we can start as soon as you're ready.

If you are choosing to use insurance to pay, then a doctor's referral is usually the best practice as it will reduce the wait time before being able to start. Insurance companies require many different criteria to be met in order for them to pay for services. While it's convenient to have this, it does create many roadblocks to the service itself. 

How much does speech therapy cost?

Chit Chat Speech Therapy believes in affordable therapy. It's why we keep our prices much lower than our competitors. Our current rate is $55 per session for up to 30 minutes or $110 for up to 60 minutes. 

How can I make sure my child is getting the most out of speech therapy?

Chit Chat Speech Therapy provides parent coaching on successful strategies, will give you ideas on how to continue progress each session, and provide video examples of cues/strategies that work for your child. Parents or family members can use the same successful strategies at home during daily activities to continue progress. 

How will I know if my child is making progress in speech therapy?

We collect data approximately once per week and share that data with you via secure Google Drive folders that you can access whenever you like. Here at Chit Chat, we believe in transparency and want to let our clients see the progress of the work they are doing! No more wondering how close your child is to meeting their goals or wondering what exactly the therapist is working on, we give that information to you as soon as we enter the data! The data is even color-coded based on performance and proximity to meeting the goal.

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How can I make speech practice fun at home?

Turn it into a game!

You can make any turn-taking game into a "speech game!" Before they take each turn they complete a task, whether it be saying a word, sentence, following a direction, or answering a question. This keeps them engaged and motivated!

Use things you already have around you

In their younger years, simply talking about what you are doing, what they see, or what they are doing provides them with correct models for vocabulary, grammar, speech sounds, & social skills. When you're at the grocery store you can talk about different food categories, shapes, colors, textures, flavors, etc! As they get a little older, ask them open-ended questions about things. If they give simple answers, repeat back their answer while adding 1-3 words to make the sentence more complex. Speech and language opportunities are all around us!

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This goes back to just talking. Ask them about their day in more specific ways. Take turns playing "I Spy" or "Detective" and describe something and have them guess what it is, then it's their turn. Kids love playing games, so any way you can make it into a game you play with them, they'll love! 

Keep the conversation going

Modeling age-appropriate speech sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and social skills correctly is what they need the most. Kids learn by watching and listening to adults first, then other children. The more parents interact with their children in a guiding way, the more the children learn new skills. If your 2-4-year-old is using only a few words at a time to communicate, add words to their sentence. If they say "Mommy up," you can rephrase it back to them "Mommy will pick you up," and you just taught them they can add 3 more words to the sentence to make it more complex.

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