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Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy

List of Services

Provided with Care

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC offers FREE speech and language screenings. Screenings are brief (approximately 10 minutes) and provide a cursory look at your child's speech and language development to determine if further testing is warranted. Screenings cannot be used to recommend speech therapy. A formal evaluation is needed in order to determine if speech therapy services are needed. Formal evaluations are either private pay or charged to your insurance.

Formal evaluations are more in-depth (typically last about an hour) and are used to identify specific areas of strengths and needs in order to determine if speech therapy is recommended.

Formal evaluations are offered in the following areas: articulation (pronunciation of sounds), phonology (production of different groups of sounds), receptive language (comprehension), expressive language (use of verbal language), pragmatics (social language), fluency (stuttering), and feeding/ swallowing. A comprehensive evaluation report is included as part of the initial assessment. Pricing for evaluations varies depending upon each families' individual insurance policy.

  • Articulation
  • Phonology
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Receptive language
  • Expressive language
  • Social language
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing/feeding
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Voice Evaluations
  • Voice Therapy

Insurances

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC accepts personal checks, flex spending accounts, health savings accounts, credit cards, and cash.  Invoices are emailed monthly for all claims that have processed and paid through your insurance. Payments may be mailed in or paid online. Families can also enroll in monthly auto-pay.

We are in-network providers for the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • NC State Healthplan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid / Healthchoice

Our in-network status does not guarantee that services will be covered by your insurance plan. It is important that you understand your individual benefits as coverage for speech therapy services depends upon your specific plan/policy.

Please note that while we will complete an initial verification to determine if any prior authorizations are needed, it is your responsibility as the policyholder to contact your insurance company to find out if speech therapy is a covered service under your policy and whether you have any exclusions. Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC is not affiliated with any insurance company and has no influence as to whether speech therapy services are covered under your insurance policy.

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy

Please contact us to inquire about pricing or for any questions regarding screenings, evaluations, or therapy services.

Clayton Phone: (919) 593-8104
Clayton Fax: (919) 882-8110
9933 U.S. 70 Business Hwy. W.
Clayton, NC 27520

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy

The Road Ahead

When the Medicaid Managed Care transition becomes effective, Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC will be participating providers for all 5 Private Health Providers in our Region. These include:

  • BCBS
  • AmeriHealth
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • WellCare
  • Carolina Complete

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, PLLC
Phone: (919) 593-8104
Fax: (919) 882-8110

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Testimonials

Teletherapy with Ms. Gloriann has been a huge benefit for us while we wait for safer conditions to resume in person therapy. My daughter was released from the hospital after a lengthy illness right before the pandemic hit the U.S., and she had backtracked in her abilities.

Through the use of teletherapy for both feeding and speech, we have been able to work with Ms. Gloriann and learn how to support and challenge her skills during this unprecedented time. We have seen growth in all of her abilities that we never would've seen without the input and guidance we are able to receive via telehealth.

Maria

My son started speech therapy online 3 weeks ago. Once it became clear that we wouldn't return to "normal" anytime soon -- I wouldn't be at the office and my son wouldn't be at school -- we decided to continue speech therapy online.

My wife has always been the one to take him to speech. I was always at work. Now that I'm working from home, I've been able to actually see what he's doing. I can see his speech therapist and watch how she engages him and how he responds to her. That personal connection is what has stood out to me as a parent. I am happy he is able to keep this weekly routine as some sort of normal for him right now.

Christopher

My son has been in speech since he was 1.5 years old and had 3 words. He is now 3.5 and has an explosive vocabulary. Alongside his two devoted speech therapists he meets with 4 days a week they work together to overcome his speech and language barriers. When COVID 19 hit he lost his in-service speech therapy service during preschool. We trudged ahead with private speech therapy in person as long as the office was open. As with everything, eventually that closed too. Once our insurance approved Virtual Speech we got on board and started speech services set up at our kitchen table with a pair of headphones. Virtual Therapy is our only option to continue speech therapy services.

If we give up and wait indefinitely for our speech office and preschool doors to open back up he will undoubtedly backtrack. Then, when life resumes to normalcy he will have to work even harder to recover his lost ground. Speech therapy is an essential service for my son; he needs every tool and every minute of support he can get. Right now that support is received at the kitchen table while my other child is homeschool by dear old mom and dad.

On the other end of the computer are his two therapists who are doing their absolute best to help our son continue making progress. He is smiling and laughing during the session, and looks forward to the next. We are thankful for every session our insurance has agreed to. It's not perfect, but it's not forever either.

Samantha

We first came in contact with Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy after our 18 month old daughter was diagnosed with a speech delay. She knew only a few words and stopped using words we had heard her say before. From the moment we met Cindy Crockett we felt more at ease. Cindy has been a true answer to our prayers.

She has worked with our daughter for several months and we are amazed at her progress. Cindy really goes above and beyond sending notes and suggestions home to us and emailing us with helpful links. We feel very blessed to have located such a wonderful speech therapist. We would highly recommend Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy. Cindy has exceeded our expectations and we are so appreciative of her expertise and encouragement.

Beth

When I first brought my son in for an evaluation, he was two-and-half-years old and was only saying the word “duh.” I felt apprehensive about what to expect, as I knew how shy my son was and how timid he felt around strangers. Right away during the pre-screen, Cindy had Henry giggling and engaged and I felt immediately at ease.

Her knowledge, expertise, and warm approach gave me the confidence to bring him to speech therapy twice a week and to implement different behaviors and techniques at home to encourage Henry’s language development. Throughout Henry’s one and a half years at Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy, our whole family felt so supported by Cindy and we always knew we were in such good hands. Not only did Henry blossom through Cindy’s guidance, but he quickly began speaking in full sentences after just a few months of therapy. Additionally, he went on to thrive at preschool because of the strong foundation that she gave him.

We are so deeply appreciative of Cindy’s play-based approach to therapy and the tools that she gave us to support his language development at home. Not once did Henry think he was going to a “scary” clinical speech session; in fact, he looked forward to seeing her every week and playing with her while developing and enhancing his language skills.

Henry is now learning French in addition to English and has amazed us with his rapid accumulation and understanding of a second language. We know that we have Cindy to thank and we are very grateful to Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy for all that they have done for our son. As he continues preschool and moves on to kindergarten in one year’s time, we will continue to have immense gratitude for all that Henry has learned during his time in speech therapy.

We are very grateful for our time with Mrs. Cindy who has helped my son grow in so many ways! We have been working with Mrs. Cindy for a little over a year and a half and have only great things to say! Thank you Mrs. Cindy for all that you have done to help our son talk and be able to communicate! Hearing him say “I love you” for the first time was greatly in part to you, and as a parent, those words are greater than gold! Also, for helping us as parents understand how to communicate with him as he was beginning to communicate. The environment is friendly and welcoming and I highly recommend it to anyone!

Kirsten

I'm so glad we found Christy! She puts so much work & thought into my child's treatment. She is very caring, professional, innovative, patient, and awesome! My child has improved significantly, and we could not have done it without Christy. I can't sing her praises enough!

Erin

I am a parent of two sons who received speech therapy from Christy Johnson. They had totally different speech issues, one with some stuttering, AKA, "bumpy speech," the other articulation and pragmatic issues. Christy worked with our family between 4 and 5 years, and she was absolutely wonderful! She worked on their specific target areas, communicated with us after every session with a written log, and gave us activities to work on at home to bridge activities over Track Outbreaks.

She is kind, patient, thoughtful, and very organized. Our IEP's were very detailed and thorough, and she was available to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend Christy, and I think you will be very satisfied with your decision to have her work with your child or other family members. She is the best! 🙂

Claudia

My son went to Christy Johnson for speech/language therapy between 4th and 5th grade. Christy always made it fun and he enjoyed seeing her every week. He needed help expressing himself both verbally and in writing and Christy worked on both. She was incredibly patient yet always encouraging.

She was always thinking of new ways to help him. She recognized that he would benefit from small group therapy and paired him with another child. One issue he had was that it took him a long time to put his thoughts together and verbally express himself, so Christy came up with a game that required him to think and speak quickly. If you are looking for a caring speech therapist that is creative, I highly recommend Christy!

Linda

Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy
Wake Pediatric Speech Therapy