In the United States, 10% of adults and children live with a speech-language disorder or delay. For some, their speech-language difficulties have little impact on their lives. But for most, especially children, an untreated speech-language disorder can lead to difficulties in school, social isolation and progressive learning disabilities. Intervention by a certified speech-language pathologist can have a significant impact on the quality of speech and communication—and the quality of life—for most patients and their families.
The Hearing and Speech Agency evaluates and treats clients of all ages. Because of staff expertise and sophisticated technology, we can offer a variety of options for overcoming problems involving:
- Oral-motor abilities
- Auditory processing
- Language learning abilities
- Language-based reading difficulties
- Therapy related to cochlear implants and/or hearing loss
- Auditory/oral therapy
- Accent modification
Our speech-language pathologists and audiologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Our occupational therapists are certified by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapists and are licensed by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.
HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED AT HASA
Please note that insurance companies offer a variety of policies to their customers. Please check with your insurance company to learn what HASA services are covered.
- ACN Group, a division of Optum Healthcare including:
- Align Networks, Inc.
- Cypress Care
- Optum Choice
- United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic-MD
- Universal Smart Company
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Medicaid (for children 21 and under)
- United Healthcare
How can you get coverage for speech, language, hearing problems?
Develop coverage language that does not arbitrarily limit coverage
See your health plan carrier/broker about adding coverage
Contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for credentialing information, lists of qualified providers, preferred practice patterns and other resources: 800.638.8255 or www.asha.org
What Does a Speech, Language, and Hearing Benefit Include?
- Services provided by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Speech, language, swallowing and audiologic assessment and treatment for disorders resulting from:
- Congenital and/or developmental conditions
- Adequate number of treatment sessions to attain or restore functional communication or feeding/swallowing skills
- Hearing aid assessment, fitting, orientation, and hearing aids
- Assessment for augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) device, the AAC device and associated treatment