Founded by Arden Hill and Marnie Millington in 2003, Children’s Speech & Feeding Therapy is a small clinic serving children with communication and feeding disorders in Needham, Newton, Metro West and the greater Boston area. We also support a number of families who live across New England.
Our committed team of speech-language pathologists shares our passion and focus on improving children’s skills. We work hard to support families and to empower caregivers through training, education, and one-on-one support. Our services include creating thorough treatment plans to support school therapists, medical caregivers, and families.
We follow the best practice guidelines from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for intervention. We are committed to techniques and methods that are supported by research. Our staff of state and nationally certified clinicians receives continued training and hands-on education throughout their tenure at our clinic.
We are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Harvard Pilgrim providers.
What we do
We provide speech, language and feeding therapy for children from infancy to adolescence. All our speech and language sessions are provided in a one-on-one environment, with appointments lasting one hour. Fifty minutes of direct therapy are given to our children. This is followed by ten minutes of training, questions & answers, and feedback to parents/caregivers.
We provide both individual and group feeding therapy sessions. As with communication work, individual feeding sessions are sixty minutes in length. Our group sessions consist of two to five children and these last 90 minutes.
Parents are encouraged to observe our group sessions through a one-way mirror.
Who we see
We work with children with speech, language and/or feeding disorders. This includes but is not limited to: children who have been diagnosed with specific language impairment, phonological disorder, speech and/or language delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, stuttering, dysarthria, voice disorder, pragmatic language deficits, tongue thrust, and residual articulation disorders.
In some circumstances, these speech and language conditions have resulted from primary diagnoses of neurological damage, Down syndrome, and Autism. Feeding diagnoses include feeding difficulties and failure-to-thrive.
We are Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim Providers. If families subscribe to these insurances then we bill these plans directly on their behalf. As each policy differs considerably, we ask that parents check with their companies to determine if prior authorization/referral is required, whether there is a deductible on your policy, etc.
Families who carry insurance coverage from other companies (e.g., Cigna, Aetna, Tufts, etc.) come to our clinic and pay privately. Once we have received payments, we provide detailed invoices including both procedure and diagnostic codes so that families may go back and request reimbursement from their companies directly.