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Commonly Asked Questions:

Each insurance policy is different in terms of the types and amount of therapy covered. We encourage parents and caregivers to speak with their insurance company about specific criteria as it relates to ABA and speech therapy. Due to the intensity of ABA treatment, a family can assume that they will meet their out-of-pocket maximum if their child is receiving ABA therapy. 

In Montana, health insurance providers are required to cover costs for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children 18 years old or younger. There should be no limits for ABA Therapy. However, insurance policies vary depending upon which type of insurance you have. Please verify your plan benefits for ABA therapy sometimes called autism treatment.

For speech therapy, many insurance policies have a limit on the number of sessions one can attend in a calendar year. Please reach out to your insurance company to find out the benefits for speech therapy.

Studies have shown that the earlier a child begins receiving therapy, the better the outcomes can be. In order to receive ABA services through Pediatric Therapy Clinic, your child must have received a formal autism diagnosis. This diagnosis is made by an experienced provider who has received specialized training and who utilizes the ADOS-2, or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and cognitive testing.

Often children begin speech therapy between two and three years of age, but can begin later.  Children can be seen for speech therapy for difficulties with articulation (how they say their sounds), language delays, apraxia(a motor planning difficulty), dyslexia, stuttering, and a variety of other diagnoses. 

In order to diagnose autism, tests, or “assessments,” are typically conducted by a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist or child psychiatrist. Please contact us by phone or email for more information about the practitioners in Montana who are able to conduct assessments. The wait for these diagnostic testing appointments can be extensive so it is important to reach out as soon as you become aware that an assessment may be needed.


Speech Language Pathologist

Rooted in personal experience and ignited by her love for kids, Karly has been a speech-language pathologist since 2019. Karly completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Montana State University and went on to earn a Master’s in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montana. Her final graduate internship brought her to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where she stayed and expanded her clinical training for four years. A Montana native, Karly was thrilled to return to Bozeman to serve her community and empower individuals with communication differences and diverse learning styles. Karly enjoys working closely with families to provide home programming and education that promotes generalization of progress and confidence beyond the clinic   

Now Offering Speech Therapy!

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