Terms and Policies


Groovy Time Speech is a private pay practice. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Payment is due at the time of service. A Superbill can be provided at your request. You can submit the superbill to your health insurance provider for services rendered. Check with your insurance company regarding guidelines and regulationsGroovy Time Speech is a small private practice and by not working with insurance, more time is dedicated to working with families and patients.

Why Doesn’t Groovy Time Speech Take Insurance?

  1. Working with insurance is time consuming and Groovy Time Speech would much rather spend time doing therapy and building clinical skills.
  2. By not taking insurance there is more freedom to target treatment plans according to family needs and goals rather than a third-party definition of medical necessity. The frequency and duration of services, interventions provided, and other aspects of treatment are based on the SLP’s expertise and family preferences, not what a plan will cover.
  3. Being private pay is more transparent for both your family and mine.  You know exactly what each session is going to cost and can budget for it and I know, based on how many sessions I do, how much money is coming in, so I can budget in my life.
  4. For an insurance company to pay for services, they require a diagnosis.  Some families prefer not to have a medical diagnosis (label) that will remain on their child’s permanent health record.  These labels will follow children through adulthood in school, military, federal jobs, security clearances, applying for life insurance, etc…
  5. Insurance companies can request client session notes at any point in time.  Confidentiality with your insurance is waived when you request, they pay for services.  Many families are not comfortable sharing this information.


The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. Use of this website or any other materials provided by Groovy Time Speech, does not create a client/clinician relationship. A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) cannot diagnose or treat without an evaluation or working with the individual person. Shanna at Groovy Time Speech is only licensed in Pennsylvania at this time. I cannot give medical advice in states or countries where I am not licensed. If you would like to discuss concerns, a diagnosis or treatment recommendation for your child, please contact me for a free phone consultation. If you are in a location other than Pennsylvania, please discuss your child’s needs with an SLP in your area.