Education Station  Speech Therapy  Paying for Speech Therapy

How expensive is speech therapy and is assistance available to pay for it?

Speech therapy costs range from $0 per session (if covered by insurance or provided by your local school district) to $100 or so per hour. With many children needing several speech therapy sessions per week, costs can quickly add up. It is worth your while to pursue options for reducing your out-of-pocket costs. These options include your local school district's special education department or early childhood center, your insurance company, local Easter Seals, United Way, and Scottish Rites programs, Medicaid, and local universities' speech-language hearing departments. Easter Seals, United way, Scottish Rites, and universities' speech-language hearing departments often offer a sliding scale fee based on your income.

For specific information about sources for reducing your costs, see How to Find Help to Pay for Your Child's Speech Therapy