Speech-Language and Feeding Therapy for Kids
in Richland County, OH serving
Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Butler, Lucas, Mt. Vernon, Fredericktown
Northern Star Therapy's vision is to work together with families, educators and healthcare providers to provide light, hope, and inspiration that will strengthen the abilities of children, their families, and the community.
We are currently providing speech and language services to children with speech delays, language delays, and feeding and swallowing difficulties (including picky eaters). Contact us for a free phone consult to further discuss your concerns.
Nancy Labaki, M.A., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech Language Pathologist
Hey there! My name is Nancy and I'm so glad that you are here!
I am a wife, mom, and practicing speech-language pathologist for 23 years, most of those years primarily spent working with pediatrics. I spent 20 years working in the pediatric medical outpatient setting and have also spent 5 years in the school systems.
While I work with children with a variety of speech and language disorders, my passion and areas of specialization are in working with children with speech sound disorders and pediatric feeding disorders.
My services focus on children aged 0-5 with speech, language and pediatric feeding disorders. I use best practices and work closely with the family to improve skills and promote mastery. I understand the need for activities to be easy, fun/play-based, versatile, and functional. I also know how critical it is to empower parents with knowledge and information to support skills at home. No teacher is as effective as the child's parent!
If you have questions, please get in touch today!
Free Consultation and Screenings (for ages 0-5)
As a parent, you may have concerns that your child is exhibiting a speech and language delay/disorder or feeding difficulties. Every child is different, but generally, if you have a concern, you should act as soon as possible to see if your child would benefit from a an assessment. There is no benefit in the "wait and see" approach. I am a firm believer in early intervention and outcomes are better the earlier we can begin speech therapy services. If you have questions I'm always happy to talk and answer your questions and/ or to provide a free screening. Early Intervention is critical!
Gathering the Details!
After your free consultation, if it is determined that further information regarding your child's speech/language or feeding skills is needed, we will schedule an assessment. Assessment may include formal/standardized assessments, informal tasks, observation and parent/child interview. An evaluation may take 1-2 sessions and can be 1-1.5 hours in length. Following assessment and interpretation of results, the therapist and parent will discuss findings to determine next steps. The cost of a speech/language or dysphagia evaluation is $250. Northern Star Therapy currently accepts Tricare, Anthem BCBS, and Private Pay for services. HSA or FSA cards are accepted or a superbill can be provided at your request for submission to your insurance.
Making a Plan!
Following the assessment, an individualized plan of care will be developed to target areas of need and to determine frequency/length of sessions. Sessions are scheduled for 30-60 minutes and may be scheduled weekly or every other week. Cost of individual therapy sessions are $85*. Private pay and payment through Tricare and Anthem BCBS is currently available. HSA or FSA cards are accepted or a superbill can be provided at your request for submission to your insurance.
*a prompt pay discount is available for treatments sessions, please contact for more information.
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