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Speech Therapy in Walnut Creek CA

You probably landed on this page because you are looking for a speech therapist in Walnut Creek, California. Our goal is to help as many people as we can with finding a good speech therapy clinic in their area. Going through this process with our first-born son, we realized the difficulties in finding good therapists who understood our concerns, our needs and our questions. There are many great speech therapists that love what they do and will be eager to help you understand the process and what needs to be done to get you the help you need. Going through this process can be scary and frustrating if you do not know what to do next.

If your child is not talking yet, do not lose hope – that is most likely why you landed on this page. You are seeking hope, looking for someone who can help you navigate this struggle your child is having. Our son was diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech and has been in therapy since he was 2 years old. It has been a very long and slow journey, but the changes we have seen have given us hope that he will be able to fully speak later in life.

How Much Does Speech Therapy Cost?

A big question you may have is, how much does this cost? Some clinics will take only self-pay patients, while others will take insurance and Medicaid. The quality of service you receive should be the same no matter how you pay. From speaking with many speech therapists (both in-clinic and in-home care), we have found that the average cost of a 30 minute session ranges from $50-$100 in most local areas. Keep in mind that this is a general cost and the cost in Walnut Creek may be more or less. Most therapy sessions are billed in 30-minute increments with most children seeing a speech therapist 2-4 times per week.

Where To Find Speech Therapists In Walnut Creek?

Below you will find a short list of speech therapy clinics in Walnut Creek, CA. Know that some of these places my be fully booked and could have a wait list. Do not hesitate on getting on their wait list, but our advise is to not wait for an opening unless if you absolutely have to. Starting speech therapy as soon as you can is extremely important. Most areas will have programs for Early Intervention to help children from birth to 5 years old to receive the help they need with speech. Be sure to ask your therapists about these programs as well as who to contact in your local area for help with getting into an Early Intervention program at your local school.

Speech & Language Therapy Clinic: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Number: 925-979-3440

Address: 2401 Shadelands Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Website: childrenshospitaloakland.org/main/departments-services/speech-language-therapy-clinic-71.aspx

Description: The Speech & Language Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is the Bay Area’s leading provider of diagnosis and treatment for pediatric speech impediments, hearing disorders, and other communication problems in children. Benioff Children’s pediatric speech pathologists have specialized training to provide speech therapy and language therapy to toddlers, preschool and school-aged children. Speech therapy and language services draw on a team of experts from several areas of medicine to provide services for children with language delays and disorders, apraxia, autism, articulation disorders, voice disorders and stuttering disorders.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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PlaySpace Therapy

Number: 925-988-0648

Address: 1661 Tice Valley Blvd #100, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Website: playspacetherapy.org/services

Description: Jessica Shafer is an American Speech, Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and California licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Medford, MA and holds a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from San Francisco State University. She has been a practicing speech language pathologist since 2007 in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals, early intervention programs, schools and in the home. Her areas of expertise include apraxia, articulation, phonology, language and social thinking. Jessica brings a unique perspective, being a parent of a child who has benefitted from early intervention and has learning challenges. She lives in Moraga with her husband and three sons.

Hours of Operation:

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