Services Offered to Doctors' Offices and other Community Partners:

  • 30 minute in-service on how to direct your patients to appropriate special education support for initial referrals as well as obtaining resolutions when problems occur.  Included are form letters needed for quick efficient advocacy.
  • 30 minute in-service on providing culturally, linguistically, and financially appropriate community resources to families.
  • 30 minute in-service on identifying key red flags that a child is not just a late talker as well as identifying signs of autism in children 12-24 months old.
  • 30 minute in-service on the professional referral sequence for toddler and school age children suspected to have autism and finding appropriate professionals for low SES families.
  • Monthly visits to your clinic to complete free speech, language, and hearing screenings to children identified as being at risk.
  • DFW resource manual designed for bilingual patients and patients with low income (i.e. providers that accept Medicaid/MCO) so that you or your referral coordinator can make appropriate referrals with ease.
  • Handouts to provide to patients with "red flags" or handouts regarding processes for local school based referrals and contacts as well as school based parent trainings.
  • Resources for undocumented children with speech, language, or other disabilities.

Do you have a suggestion on how we can save you time while improving quality of care?

Are you looking for a speech, language, and feeding provider that cares more about patient care and advocacy than just running up patient census to make money?

If so, contact us or have your patients contact us. We can help and would love to hear from you.


"Research shows that clinical judgment detects fewer than 30% of children who have mental retardation, learning disabilities, language impairments, and other developmental disabilities. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Children with Disabilities recommends that pediatricians use validated screening tools at each health supervision visit.  Many pediatricians find it difficult to comply with this recommendation because of minimal reimbursement, young patients’ limited compliance with requests to stack blocks or answer questions, time constraints, and concerns about the accuracy and length of well-known screening tools. Finally, children who are at environmental risk for developmental delays and subsequent school failure due to poverty, limited parental education, and similar risk factors do not always receive health supervision visits. Accordingly, they are unavailable at times when pediatricians typically are most vigilant in their search for developmental problems."

Frances Glascoe
Early Detection of Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Pediatrics in Review, August 2000, VOLUME 21 / ISSUE 8
An Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Physicians, we would love the opportunity to show you how our team goes above and beyond in assuring your patient receives high quality linguistically and culturally appropriate care using efficient and evidence based practices.  That goes beyond the treatment session and includes looking at family needs as a whole, coordination with school based services when needed, community advocacy, and very interactive parent training. We don't just "talk" about doing it, we take "action". We appreciate the opportunity to gain your trust and work as a team to improve the quality of life of families and children with disabilities and communications disorders.

  • Did you know bilingualism does NOT cause speech delays or inital silent periods? Silent periods may occur after language is developed when immersed in a new language environment.
  • Did you know less than 30% of developmental and learning disabilities are detected at regular doctor's office visits? (source Pediatrics in Review)
  • Did you know that 66% of young children demonstrating delayed speech and language will continue to be delayed one yer later, losing time spent in intervention during the most critical period for language development? (source American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Taking the wait and see approach is a huge disservice to children that continue to present with a delay, yet continues to be the norm in many practices until age 3 or 4.
  • Did you know ECI is unable to treat many children referred and diagnosed as having language impairments?  ECI requires the patient have a disability in more than one developmental or physical area or have a profound 25%+ delay in speech-language skills in order to be eligible for therapy. That means many children get lost in the system receiving no intervention because 1- the doctor thinks that because they are not qualifying for ECI, that they are within normal limits and 2- the parent does not know they have other options beyond ECI.  These deficits set the patient up for academic and social challenges that may have a life long impact if not treated timely.
  • A screening or evaluation with a licensed speech and language professional is best practice when there is any doubt about a child's pronunciation, comprehension, expression, feeding, swallowing, or social skills..
  • We offer FREE speech, language, and hearing screenings BEFORE filling out paperwork to refer at risk patients for a full evaluation. After screening your patient, we will send you the results and make the proper referrals to ECI and the school district for you.

Please fax referrals to 972-499-1334 along with clinical documentation supporting a concern needing speech, language, or feeding therapy