Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a waiting list?
There currently is no wait time for assessment or therapy.
Can I use my benefits to pay for services at Motor Mouth?
Yes. Most benefits plans cover speech-language therapy. Check with your benefits provider to see if you are eligible.
I am already receiving publicly-funded speech language pathology services. Can I continue with these services if I choose Motor Mouth Speech and Language Therapy?
Yes, so long as both speech-language pathologists agree that providing therapy concurrently is in the client's best interest. In order to do this, you will give consent for the therapists to consult with one another (however, not giving consent does not preclude you from accessing a second opinion from Motor Mouth). Please inform Marnie if you are already working with a speech-language pathologist.
Can I use OAP funding?
Yes. Learn more about Marnie's approach to ASD.
Are there any risks to a speech-language assessment?
Speech-language therapy is generally considered to be low risk, since, in essence, it involves talking and listening and looking at pictures or playing games together. Caregivers (e.g. parents) are always present. Marnie will advise you of any additional risks. You may decline services at any time.
What should I bring to the first appointment?
Please bring any relevant reports from other professionals who you or your child has seen, along with contact information for your family physician, should additional referrals to other resources be required. Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, so consent for the assessment can be obtained.
I'm nervous! What is the speech language pathologist going to do?
Speech and language assessments involve the therapist asking lots of questions to get a sense of the background history and what has happened prior to the appointment. In the case of very young children, the assessment is largely observational. Marnie will play and interact with your child while you're watching. There are no known risks of a speech-language assessment.
What precautions are you taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Marnie has implemented many precautionary measures to ensure that the health, safety, and privacy of her clients are being protected. As a regulated health professional, she is following Ontario Public Health recommendations. These include providing speech therapy services online wherever possible, gathering personal information using a secure, online system, and multiple precautions during in-person speech therapy appointments (including PPE, maintaining distance wherever possible). As this is an ever-evolving situation, it’s best to contact Marnie directly for information about how services can be accessed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you travel to clients homes for in-person sessions?
Yes -- there is a minimum $30 travel fee for in-home consultations. Contact Marnie for more details.