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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is teletherapy?

Per ASHA: Telepractice is the delivery of services using telecommunication and Internet technology to remotely connect clinicians to clients, other health care providers, and/or educational professionals for screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, and/or education. Telepractice is an appropriate model of service delivery for audiologists and speech-language pathologists (ASHA, n.d.) and may be the primary mode of service delivery or may supplement in-person services (known as hybrid service delivery). Teletherapy has been determined to be an effective form of therapy.  You can view a research article discussing teletherapy here.

You can also read additional information on ASHA's website.

Can we use a computer, tablet or smart phone for teletherapy services?

Yes. Your session can be accessed from a computer or tablet with a web-based browser that has a built in-microphone or with headphones that have a microphone.  All teletherapy is provided through our HIPPA compliant videoconferencing platform that meets all state and federal privacy and healthcare confidentiality requirements. We maintain compliance with all legal standards governing healthcare and Telepractice.

Do you take insurance?

At this time, Nurtured Beginnings Speech Therapy is a private pay service.  For more information, please go here.

How do I get started?

Call or email Nurtured Beginnings Speech Therapy at or 413-238-1741 to discuss your concerns and determine if your loved one might benefit from therapy.

You can also contact us using our contact form here.

Who are speech-language pathologists and what do they do?

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work with people of all ages, birth through adults.  They treat many types of communication and swallowing problems including: speech sounds, language, social communication, fluency, cognitive communication, feeding, swallowing, and lactation. An SLP has completed an undergraduate program followed by a master’s program and a clinical fellowship year. SLPs are highly trained and qualified to treat speech, language, and feeding complications.

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