Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Dallas Reading and Language Services?

Dallas Reading and Language Services is a provider of speech-language therapy and reading services to the Dallas community, employing licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and SLP Assistants. Click here to learn more about our clinic, its founding, and our mission.

Where is the clinic located?

We are located at 1005 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite #300, Dallas, Texas 75208. We are on the 3rd floor of the four-story Winnetka Place office building, at the corner of West Jefferson Boulevard and North Polk Street in the North Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. We are served by DART bus routes #11, and #405.

What are your hours of operation?

Dallas Reading and Language Services is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How much does therapy cost?

For private pay families, the cost for an initial evaluation and follow up consultation with a written report is $350. The cost of therapy is done on a sliding scale basis for all families who pay out-of pocket. Families are encouraged to use our sliding scale, which takes into account a family's income, number of dependent children, out-of pocket medical expenses and a few other factors.

Our sessions are 30-60 minutes each and include consultation, home practice, monthly reports, and communication and phone consultations with schools, teachers and primary care physicians (if desired) to ensure the best outcome for each child. The base cost of a one hour session is $150 per session. The base cost of a 30 minute session is $90.

** Please note that any co-payment will be due at the time of your session. **

For more information on costs of service, click here.

What types of insurance do you accept? 

Dallas Reading and Language Services is proud to accept private pay clients and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans.

We also accept the following Medicaid plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, Parkland Medicaid/CHIP, Amerigroup, TMHP, Texas Bluebonnet Health Plans, and the Children's Medical Center Health Plans for CHIP, STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Health, and Star Kids products.

For clients with other insurances, we will gladly print out a bill that you can send to your insurance to be reimbursed by your insurance company.

** Please note that any co-payment will be due at the time of your session. **

For more information on payment for services, please click here.

Do you accept secondary insurance? 

Currently we do not accept secondary insurance.

Do you accept credit cards for payment?

Yes we do! Dallas Reading and Language Services happily accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diner’s Club, and Pay Pal.

Are reading services covered by insurance?

No, our reading programs are for clients who do not have an underlying language disorder or delay. Reading and language difficulty is often a sign of an underlying language processing disorder/delay. We advise all clients to have us conduct a full evaluation.

If there is a speech or language disorder/delay underlying the reading problem, insurance will pay for speech therapy to address that disorder/delay. Since we conduct speech therapy in the context of whole language literacy, clients will often notice significant reading and comprehension improvements during the course of therapy.

We do have clients who come to us who do not qualify as having a disorder/delay. For those clients we do offer reading programs at our standard rates to address the reading concern. For more information on costs of services, click here.

How long are therapy sessions?

Students typically receive therapy once or twice weekly in a 30-60 minute session.

What about privacy?

We take your child’s privacy very seriously. Dallas Reading and Language Services is required by a federal law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) to keep all health information confidential. For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.

Do you treat children with special needs or diagnosis like Autism, Intellectual Disability, or ADHD? 

Although speech-language pathologists can not diagnose these disorders, many of the clients we see have special needs such as Down's syndrome, intellectual disability, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, dyslexia, and/or other developmental disorders. It is not uncommon for speech-language and reading issues to coexist with a variety of disorders, and speech-language therapy is often a prescribed service recommended to facilitate strategy use. Our therapists can develop a unique treatment plan to address the speech-language and/or reading concerns of your special needs child.

What can my child expect in therapy?

Many children and their parents have reservations or apprehensions about therapy, wondering what it will be like, and what to expect in the session. At Dallas Reading and Language Services, in our initial session with the child, we want to determine right where the child is in terms of his or her speech, language, and reading development. We do this by means of an evaluation session. In this session, the therapist uses standardized tests and interacts with the child, and then produces a written report for the parent and child with recommended goals for therapy.

The therapist then meets with the parent for a consultation, in which the results of the evaluation are interpreted and explained. If a child is determined to need speech-language or reading therapy, then he or she will need lots of cues and feedback from both the therapist and his or her parents during the treatment period. Positive reinforcement and a relaxed learning environment are very important factors in the child’s success in therapy, and we have created a home-like environment at our clinic for that very purpose.

As the therapy progresses, the therapist will add new goals and adjust existing goals as needed. We very much want to see the child develop his or her new skills, so we encourage parents to help their children work on their therapy goals at home, and we encourage teachers to help children practice their new skills in the classroom.

Am I allowed to observe my child’s sessions?

Absolutely! Parents are welcome to observe sessions and to ask questions.

How is an evaluation done?

Speech therapy and reading testing usually takes about one to one and a half hours. One of our speech therapists will schedule a time for parents to come for a follow-up consultation where they will receive the test report and discuss findings. This is also a time to discuss the student's goals for therapy and what students and their families can expect regarding our services.Private pay families in the Dallas, Texas area – please note that this consultation is included in the costs of service.

For more information on our evaluation procedure, please click here.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Dallas Reading and Language Services is pleased to offer free screenings for preschool and school-aged children. Additionally, a hearing screening is offered as a standard procedure for all of our paid evaluations. Click here to contact us to set up an appointment for a screening, or call us at 214.646.1570.