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Google review, Brooklyn LettersBrooklyn Letters (Online Speech Language Therapy, Literacy & Math Tutoring)

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 41 reviews

  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a week ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ a year ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ a year ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ a year ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

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New York City Speech Pathologists

Staten Island Private Pay Speech Therapy, Reading, Writing, and Math Tutoring

Brooklyn Learning, Private pediatric (all ages) speech & language therapy

READING SPECIALISTS

We travel to your home throughout Staten Island. The hourly rate (rates posted below) includes travel time! Rates vary based on the neighborhood you live in and which reading specialist works with your child. We will quote you on the phone once we learn the specifics regarding the nature and location of your child’s literacy needs.

We travel to your home in Staten Island. We also provide telepractice or internet online speech therapy. Please note that for insurance purposes, there’s a modifier CPT code, 95, for telepractice support.

We DON’T accept the following: in-network insurance (see below for more information), Early Intervention, Board of Ed. (CPSE, CSE, RSA’s), Medicare, etc. Out-of-network means that we don’t accept insurance. You pay us directly on a weekly basis, and we provide you with a monthly out-of-network receipt. It’s your responsibility to submit this invoice to your insurance company for reimbursement- scroll down to read more about insurance reimbursement codes.

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Staten Island Rates
Speech, Language, Feeding Rates

  • $140-$185 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$125 for 30 minutes

Literacy & Math Tutoring Rates

  • $130-$165 Per Hour

  • $110-$145 for 45 minutes

  • $90-$115 for 30 minutes (online only)

Rates & Billing Policies

*Please note that a few of our specialists might charge slightly higher rates than our average posted rates above.

**We do offer slight discounts for back-to-back sessions at your home for siblings. We also offer group rates if you create a small group (2-3 students) at your home, and these students have similar goals. We are not responsible for putting these groups together.

EVALUATIONS & CONSULTATIONS

Read more about our professional speech and language assessment services. We are professionals who provide a wide range of evaluations custom tailored to your needs. We are here to answer your questions and to help you better understand your child’s development. If you are concerned, we recommend that you contact us.

*An evaluation is not necessary to start with our speech/language and professional learning services. Read more about how to get started.

Bilingual evaluations We perform bilingual speech language therapy currently in Spanish, Russian, Polish, Korean, Italian, and Swahili.

Social Skills Group Rates: $85-$100 per session (10 session minimum); we do not accept insurance, but we do provide you with a receipt for the out-of-network speech language therapy (not an evaluation). The CPT code 92508 is for group speech language therapy, e.g. social skills, only when the group contains 4 or less children/students. If your insurance company requests an ICD-10 code (as of 10/1/15 ICD-9 codes can no longer be used, please refer to this link for ICD-9 to ICD-10 conversion), it has to be furnished from a full evaluation, e.g. psychologist, speech language therapist, etc., and we will need a copy of this evaluation prior to starting. Here’s more information- Staten Island Letters Social Skills Groups.

CONTACT

If you are interested in speech language therapy or reading services, please contact Craig 347-394-3485 & craig@brooklynletters.com (immediate response). Craig is a licensed speech language therapist and a learning specialist who will fit your child’s learning and scheduling needs with the right Brooklyn Letters professional.

Our Speech-Language Therapists/Pathologists are licensed in the following states:

  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Idaho (ID)
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • California (CA)
  • Michigan (MI)
  • Missouri (MO)
  • Washington (WA)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Idaho (ID)
  • Mane (ME)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Maryland (MD)
  • Washington, DC
  • Connecticut (CT)

INSURANCE

Before contacting us, please call your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network speech language therapy and/or evaluation reimbursement. Out-of-network means that we don’t accept insurance. If your insurance company requests a predetermination note, please ask your pediatrician. We do not accept insurance payments, but we are considered out-of-network providers: you pay us directly and we don’t coordinate with insurance companies. We provide you with a monthly receipt of paid speech and language therapy services; you submit it to your insurance company for reimbursement. Payment (cash or check) is expected on a weekly basis.We also do not accept Early Intervention, and we do not accept Board of Ed., e.g. RSA’s- see if our services are eligible for flexible spending account reimbursement. We are team players; we are happy to collaborate with speech language providers and other professionals who work with your child.

INSURANCE CODES

There are two types of codes: ICD-10 and CPT

LET’S TALK CPT CODES

CPT codes describe the type of service being offering, e.g. one-on-one speech therapy.

For out-of-network speech language therapy (not an evaluation), the CPT codes are 92507 for one-on-one speech language therapy services and 92508 for group: the only group therapy we personally provide is for social skills groups. The CPT code for feeding therapy is 92526.CPT code 95 is for telepractice support.

As of 2014, for evaluations, contact your insurance company to see if they reimburse for the following CPT codes:

92522- evaluation of speech sound production (articulation, phonological process, apraxia, dysarthria).
92523- evaluation of language expression and comprehension (receptive language) AND evaluation of speech sound production (articulation, phonological process, apraxia, dysarthria).
92610-feeding assessment
92521- evaluation of speech fluency (stuttering, cluttering).
92524- behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice and resonance.
Reporting Telepractice Related Services
95- The American Medical Association (AMA) created a new modifier 95 to reflect synchronous (i.e., real-time) telepractice services, as follows: Synchronous telemedicine service rendered via a real-time interactive audio and video telecommunications system.

*More CPT coding information from the American Speech Hearing Association and a helpful ICD-10 coding tool.

NOW ICD-10 CODES

ICD-10 codes are the diagnostic codes, e.g. expressive language disorder or speech sound disorder, and must come from a written evaluation. ICD-10 codes can come from a licensed therapist or a medical provider, e.g. psychologist, neurologist, speech language therapist, etc.Ask your insurance company for their New York state medical coverage policy for speech language therapy (it will contain a description of their policy and list of ICD-10 codes that are and are not covered for speech language therapy). Speech language therapy is a medical necessity (read page 9) (don’t let the insurance company tell you otherwise), when there is a significant speech language delay and/or issue.

Many insurance companies reimburse for out-of-network speech language therapy when there is a significant speech-language delay for children under 36 months, once you meet your deductible. Ask your insurance company if they have a New York State Speech Therapy and Early Intervention Program (birth to three years old); here’s an example.

If your child has a diagnosis of apraxia of speech etc. from a neurologist, here’s more info. on insurance reimbursement.

ADDITIONAL INSURANCE TOOLS

Health Savings Accounts: Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Coverage [PDF] (flyer) Learn how you can get speech, language, and hearing services covered through a Health Savings Account

Brochure: Making Sense of your Health Insurance Plan [PDF] Use this as a quick guide to understanding your health insurance

Adding Speech, Language, and Hearing Benefits to Your Policy Tell your employers to check this page out to get the answers they need about adding valuable speech, language, and hearing benefits to your current insurance policy

Rates & Billing Policies
Literacy Specialists

Our Literacy Specialists work on decoding, encoding (spelling), reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Math Specialists

Our Literacy Specialists work on decoding, encoding (spelling), reading comprehension, and writing skills.

Don’t hesitate in reaching out to us! We are a local traveling educational and speech-language private practice based in New York City and the surrounding areas. All of our speech, language, feeding, and math services take place at your home or at your child’s school.