Welcome to Our Austin Speech Therapy Clinic!

Bilinguistics values a family-centered approach to therapy and welcomes families from all cultures and language backgrounds to participate in therapy with our qualified bilingual speech-language pathologists.

You know your child best and your input is valuable to us. We will work closely with you to maximize your child’s success.

Schedule an appointment:

512.480.9573

clinic@bilinguistics.com

Or, schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Our Austin Speech Therapy Clinic is conveniently located on 2222 between Burnet Rd. and N. Lamar Blvd. 

1505 W. Koenig Lane. Austin, TX 78756

Where the Bilinguistics speech therapy clinic in Austin is located

Are you new to Bilinguistics? We have been providing pediatric speech therapy in Austin, TX since 2002. Watch this short message from our founder. 

Specialties: articulation disorders, stuttering/fluency disorders, language delay, language disorders, voice disorders, social communication/pragmatic disorders

Special populations we serve: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cleft Lip/Palate, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Selective Mutism, Hearing Impairment, Multiple Disabilities

What is a Speech Disorder?

“What a caring, knowledge, and excellent language learning environment! Our experience has been superb, and over the past five months, we’ve seen tremendous growth in our child’s ability to express themselves. The therapist we’ve worked with, Alejandra, has cultivated such a wonderful learning space of agency, curiosity, and play that’s highly engaging and active. It’s been a joy going there and we’re so lucky to have found, Bilinguistics, and incredibly appreciative.”

J.

Parent

“We sought this place out since we were looking for a speech therapist that had experience with bilingual children. We have been having weekly sessions for about 2 months now. Our experience has been nothing but great. Our speech therapist is very warm and knowledgeable, and she has been very responsive with any questions we’ve had along the way. Our son is shy, but she connected with him immediately. Our speech therapist focuses on building habits that we can work on between sessions, as well as build into our daily routines. We have already made a lot of progress in this short amount of time. I cannot praise these guys enough! I highly recommend this place for any young child in need of speech therapy, but especially for bilingual children.”

Sarah E.

Parent

Speech Therapy Clinic FAQs

Do you offer home-based services?

Currently, we only office services in our Austin speech therapy clinic and do not offer home-based services.

What ages do you work with?

We serve patients from 12 months to 21 years of age.

What insurance do you accept?

We accept the following insurance:

  • Medicaid: Superior Health Plan, BCBS Medicaid, Dell Children’s Health Plan
  • Commercial: BCBS, Humana, Multiplan, UHC

 

If you have an insurance policy with a company not listed, we can still be of service in our Austin speech therapy clinic at the self-pay rates.  We would then provide you with a superbill for you to provide to your insurance carrier.  In most cases, the insurance carrier will reimburse a portion of the self-pay rate.

What days and times are you open?

Our office hours are 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Please keep in mind, each therapist has a different schedule.

Do you work with children who speak languages other than Spanish and English?
Yes! When possible, we will contract with an interpreter. We also will partner with parents for the parent to be the interpreter during the evaluation and treatment. Feel free to contact our Austin speech therapy clinic for more details at 512-480-9573.
Do I need a referral from my child’s pediatrician?

Yes. If you have concerns with your child’s communication, contact your child’s pediatrician.  In some cases, the pediatrician will have you make an appointment to discuss your concerns.   You can ask the pediatrician to fax us a referral.  Our fax number is 512-458-9573.  Or, your pediatrician can download our form here

What does a speech and language evaluation look like?

We gather information about your child’s speech and language abilities using testing materials, your input, our observations, and other records, if necessary.

We then analyze the results of testing.  If your child would benefit from speech therapy and qualifies as a child with a speech disorder, we create functional goals based on our professional judgment and what you would like for your child to accomplish.

We write a report, share it with your child’s pediatrician, and submit it to your insurance company.  You will also be given a copy of the report and goals will be discussed in the first session.

What does speech therapy look like?
It depends on what we are working on. We use play-based therapy with parent participation when working with our younger population and continue to make structured activities fun by incorporating games with our older population.
How long will therapy take?
It’s difficult to answer this question, especially during the initial evaluation. While our ultimate goal is for your child to reach all their goals in speech therapy, we typically focus on their progress in 3-6-month intervals. We will regularly update you on their progress but can’t give an exact time frame that your child will be finished with speech therapy.
Can parents be in the sessions?
Yes! Parents are always invited to join the session and will be given an update on progress and home-practice materials and/or activities.
Can I run an errand while my child is in therapy?

Parents must remain on the premises while their child is in a speech therapy session.

How do I cancel an appointment?

There are two ways for you to cancel an appointment. You can contact your therapist directly, via text, or call the office at 512-480-9573 and leave a message.

Cancelation Policy

  • We require 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule appointments. Failure to cancel 24 hours in advance or be present at the time of your appointment is considered a no-show. 
  • A fee of $45.00 will be charged to you for each missed appointment. Please note that insurance providers do not reimburse Bilinguistics, Inc. for missed appointments.
  • If your child has 3 late canceled appointments OR has 2 consecutive no-show appointments within a 90-day period, Bilinguistics, Inc. reserves the right to lessen the frequency of therapy, place your child on a waiting list, or discharge your child from speech therapy.  

If you have any questions about our services or about your child's development, we're here to help!

clinic@bilinguistics.com

512.480.9573

Does your child need speech therapy in another language?

We provide speech therapy in our Austin clinic for children who speak many languages including: English, Spanish, Telugu, Nepali and Mandarin.  Bilingual speech therapy ensures that a child who speaks two languages is able to focus on improving true communication deficits and not spend time trying to correct language patterns that are common for all bilingual children.

A bilingual evaluation helps us determine whether a bilingual child’s communication difficulties are true difficulties or differences related to their second language.  With a proper diagnosis in place, bilingual speech therapy can rapidly move a child through their goals while taking into account the following:

  • Language Differences: Grammatical structures vary across languages. A knowledgeable bilingual speech therapist focuses on the language processes that are shared by both languages and understands when errors are the result of the second language.
  • Accent, Dialect, Phonetic Patterns: A child may seem unintelligible because they are using the sounds of their native language. Bilingual speech therapy focuses on the shared sounds of both languages.
  • A Silent Period: This commonly occurs when a child is first exposed to a new language because of the amount of information that the child is absorbing and learning. It can appear like the child doesn’t understand or is unable to communicate.
  • Codeswitching- Intentionally alternating between two languages on certain phrases or words is a natural process but can be mistaken for “not speaking either language well.” There are common patterns that can be identified with a bilingual speech therapy approach.
  • Language Loss: Some individuals lose skills in their primary language if it is not reinforced or maintained. Bilingual speech therapy is necessary in this situation so vocabulary and concepts from both languages can be pooled to get a true picture of what a child knows.

Read more from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association on Bilingual Speech and Language Therapy.

It all starts with an evaluation in our Austin Speech Therapy Clinic or via teletherapy.

We start by identifying all of your child’s strengths. All children communicate. Children begin communicating through sounds, gestures, or behaviors.  This information tells us where to begin and gives us a road map to make your child’s communication grow.

After the speech language evaluation is when the fun starts!  The evaluation process gives us goals to work on with your child.  We use these goals to guide intervention during the sessions and then talk about ways you can continue the progress at home.

Then, attend speech therapy in-person or via teletherapy using your computer or iPad.

What does speech therapy look like? Let’s say your child is working on building his vocabulary. We do activities to practice the words he can say and learn more.  Then we find ways at home, in the car, even the grocery store to practice growing his vocabulary throughout the day.

Why Bilinguistics?

Bilinguistics has been providing pediatric speech therapy in Austin, TX since 2002.  We are also one of the few Austin speech therapy clinics to work with children who come from any language background.

  • Fun and educational family-based therapy:  We work closely with families to improve communication using the family’s routine, not by adding something new.
  • Real results:  We develop unique therapy programs based on the latest research to achieve the fastest progress possible.
  • Convenient service = greater participation:  We provide individual therapy in our clinic.
  • Highly qualified professionals:  ALL of our services are provided by master’s level, nationally certified speech-language pathologists.
  • And, we are experts at what we do: We provide professional development

Bilinguistics' Austin speech therapy clinic

If you have any questions about our services or about your child's development, we're here to help!

clinic@bilinguistics.com

512.480.9573

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