Welcome to Speech Buddies Elite

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Creating A Profile That Stands Out

Profile Photo – Add your photo! Profiles with a photo get clicked on over 12 times more than those without a photo! Please use a photo that is professional and clear - preferably a headshot of yourself in a professional setting.

About – Introduce yourself to parents. Add background information about yourself and details – such as your specialties and how long you have been a SLP.

Service Type – Should be set to ‘Home Visit’ and/or ‘Office Visit’

Address – If you have an office, add the address here. If you do not, add an address in the middle of your home visit coverage area so that parents know you are nearby.

Add Specialties & Badges – Add credibility to your profile by choosing from a wide variety of badges and specialties.

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New Appointments

New Appointment Notification
As soon as a client books an appointment with you, we’ll send you an email confirmation and text message with the details.

Your 1st Appointment
This 45 minute session should be an informal “get to know you” session or screening with the caregiver and child. Discuss future therapy options with parent and agree on a plan for subsequent visits. You can let them know that we offer discounted packages of 5 and 10 sessions, however, they can also book single sessions as well – all options are pay-as-you-go!

Benefits of Booking a Package
Clients will get a recurring appointment time each week and discounted pricing. They can book ongoing appointments by logging into their Speech Buddies account after their first visit.

Wrap-Up
After EACH SESSION, submit a wrap-up form found in the “My Appointments” section of your account – this will be your recommendation for ongoing therapy. This should only take about 30 seconds to fill out, will reinforce what you worked on in that day’s session, and it will indicate to us that it is time to pay you!

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Note: You can select multiple blocks of time per day.

Editing Your Availability Calendar

Please keep your availability calendar up to date at least 8 weeks in advance. To update your availability:

1) Login to your account
2) Click on the “Change availability” link
3) Select time blocks for when you’re normally available during the week then move on to Step 2.
4) Edit your schedule to accomidate custom days and times (ex: you have a doctor’s appointment, meeting, etc.) If you have an irregular schedule, we suggest skipping Step 1 and moving onto Step 2 where you can edit your availability daily
5) Make sure to click “Save” when you’re finished or none of the changes will be added to your availability.

Billing

We process payments for your Speech Buddies appointments two times a month and payments occur automatically. You do not need to submit an invoice to us. You will receive an email in the middle and at the end of each month notifying you that your Speech Buddies invoice is ready. Once you receive this email, no further action is required to get paid. It is as simple as that!

To make sure you are getting credit for every session you perform, it is very important that all appointments are listed accurately in our system and that clients book their appointments and packages online. If they do not, we will not have a record for that appointment and we will not know how much to pay you. While we wish we could make special exceptions for SLPs and their clients, we do not have the capacity to do so. If your clients have any questions about booking appointments we are always happy to assist them over the phone or by email.

Parent FAQs

Parents will have questions about the program. Here are answers to help you out:

Who should I contact if I have questions about billing?
Contact the Speech Buddies office at 866-247-8030 (or) email him at info@speechbuddies.com

Do you accept insurance?
Speech Buddies handles insurance the same way most private speech therapy clinics do. While we do not accept insurance directly, we will help clients understand their coverage and provide a detailed invoice that they can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement.

What is your relationship with Speech Buddies?
I work as a contract Speech Language Pathologist with Speech Buddies.

Appointment Cancellation Policy

SLP-initiated cancellations
We request that our SLPs DO NOT CANCEL client appointments directly on our website without contacting them first to reschedule. If you cannot meet at a certain appointment time, we understand. But please call the customer to reschedule the appointment and have them modify to new appointment time in their client account. You can contact us directly if you’re having any trouble with this at all.

If we find that SLPs are frequently cancelling scheduled appointments, we will have a conversation that may result in removal from the Speech Buddies Connect platform.

Client-initiated cancellations
A client may reschedule or cancel an appointment without consequence if it is 24 hours or longer in advance of the appointment start time. If a client cancels an appointment outright without rescheduling less than 24 hours before the appointment time, the client will get charged the full cost of the appointment. If, instead, a client reschedules within 8 hours of the appointment time, a $40 fee will be assessed.

Assessments and Session Documentation

Speech Buddies does not become involved in the clinical process of delivering therapy. Therefore, please use the same process you have used in the past for delivering assessments and keeping track of client documentation. We do expect each SLP to keep detailed notes and records of each session.

If you are new to private practice, or unfamiliar with assessment or documentation strategies, feel free to contact Gordy Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP at 917-628-7525 or by email.

Privacy Policy and HIPAA requirements

Maintain proper HIPAA compliance by protecting personally identifiable health information for every client. For written documentation for assessments and treatment, please do not identify clients by name, but rather by first and last initials (example B.J. = Brian Janke), or in the event of duplicates, use the last three letters of a client’s last name followed by two letters of a client’s first name – example: JANBR= Brian Janke. In email correspondence with parents or clients, please use just first names.

For more details, view our privacy policy here.Feel free to contact us if have any other questions. We look forward to working with you!

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Modify appointments anytime

You can reschedule your appointments anytime. We ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice to avoid any unnecessary fees or complications. You will not be charged for any of your sessions until the day of that appointment.

What session length should I choose?

Your speech therapist likely gave you a recommended treatment plan in your first session. If not, make your best guess – you can always modify your package later.

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Terms of Use:

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the services offered by Speech Buddies, Inc.

Summary of Service

Speech Buddies Connect and Speech Buddies Games allow users to communicate with other users on the platform. We define users as “speech-language pathologists,” or “speech therapists,” and “parents.” The intention of Speech Buddies Connect is to allow parents looking for speech therapy services for their children to contact and communicate with licensed Speech-Language Pathologists who provide speech services. Speech Buddies Games allows students to practice online exercises that can help improve their speech and articulation. Speech Buddies Games can be used by Students, Parents, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

By using this service you agree that:

  • You are licensed in your state or country to provide speech services as a Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Speech and Language Therapist, or other health professional.
  • You have necessary permission from the student and parent, if necessary, to provide speech services.
  • You have permission to perform lessons and exercises with a given student.
  • You will not solicit members of Speech Buddies Connect for purposes other than providing private speech and language therapy services.
  • You will maintain respectful and professional communication during communication with any and all members of the Speech Buddies community.

Speech Buddies’ Privacy Policy

  • Speech Buddies, Inc. takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever totally secure or error-free. In particular, email sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features, information and services found on the Websites. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes, for customer service purposes, to address intellectual property infringement, rights of privacy, or defamation issues.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. uses all of the information that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of visitors to the Websites, to improve the way the Websites works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. may use “automatically collected” information and “cookies” information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Websites; and (b) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. does not sell, trade, rent or share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your express consent.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. may disclose automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Websites.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. works with some authorized service providers to provide website hosting and maintenance as well as other services for us. Speech Buddies, Inc. requires these services providers to safeguard personally identifiable information you provide to us. To the extent it is necessary for these service providers to complete their contractual obligations to Speech Buddies, Inc.; these third parties may have access to or process your personally identifiable information. Speech Buddies, Inc. generally limits their use of your personally identifiable information to the purpose for which it was shared.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. may also disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to Users.
  • Speech Buddies, Inc. also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect Speech Buddies, Inc. from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Websites; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Speech Buddies, Inc., our Users, or others.

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