Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take health insurance?

Communicating Kids Speech & Language is a private pay practice and does not currently participate in any health insurance plans.  Being a private pay practice allows us to spend more time providing exceptional, personalized services for our clients. Please see our 2024 rates here.

Payment for all services is due to Communicating Kids Speech & Language, PLLC at the time of service. We accept cash, check, and credit cards including FSA and HSA cards.  

Health Insurance companies typically provide reimbursement for speech and language therapy and we are happy to provide a monthly superbill for you to submit to your health insurance company. A superbill is a detailed healthcare receipt that contains all the important coding information your health insurance company needs to reimburse you. If this is something you are interested in we recommend contacting your health insurance company directly to verify your speech-language therapy benefits for out of network providers.

When paying for health care services like speech therapy you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care services will cost upon request or when scheduling services. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit, email, or call 1- 800-985-3059.

Are you participating in Virginia's Learning Acceleration Grant

Yes, Communicating Kids Speech & Language is an approved provider for Virginia's K-12 Learning Acceleration Grant. More information about how to get started using your grant with us can be found here

We are now accepting new clients. To use your grant please complete the intake form and send a screen shot or forward your acceptance letter to

How do I get started?

The best way to get started is to complete the intake form. Once we receive your information we will give you a call to discuss your child's needs and schedule an appointment.

You may also write a message, or schedule a free phone consultation or virtual screening through our online scheduler.

What are your hours?

Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 4:00

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Where do you provide services?

We travel to you to provide speech therapy in your home or child's school within the city of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia. Not in our travel zone? We offer speech therapy and reading interventions virtually throughout Virginia. Learn more about teletherapy.

How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

As a parent you know your child best. If you or your pediatrician have concerns about how your child is talking or not talking help is available. Give us a call, or schedule a free phone consultation. At Communicating Kids we believe in the importance of early intervention. An evaluation or screening by a speech-language pathologist is the first step in getting help for your child. During a screening a SLP quickly checks to see if skills are developmentally appropriate.  An evaluation is much more comprehensive, takes about an hour to complete and results in a treatment plan to help your child if one is needed. Learn more about evaluations.

What are some ways I can help my child improve their speech and language skills?

Our blog on Instagram has lots of fun, easy ideas to increase learning and language skills through play. Follow us @communicatingkids. Therapy sessions at Communicating Kids are family centered and always include time for the speech therapist to teach parents strategies to increase speech and language skills at home. 

What Covid 19 safety precautions do you take?

Communicating Kids Speech & Language takes health and safety precautions very seriously. All Communicating Kids speech-language pathologists are fully vaccinated and boosted. All toys and materials are sanitized prior to each appointment.  Additionally, we offer:

Virtual teletherapy Appointments:

Outdoor Appointments:

Indoor Appointments: 

What are Baby Sign Play Time Classes?

Baby Sign Play Time is a fun, parent & toddler class focused on teaching your baby to communicate using American Sign Language. Classes contain story time, music, movement and plenty of fun for you and your child. Baby Sign Play Time classes are language rich environments led by a pediatric, speech-language pathologist in Alexandria! Learn more.