Frequently Asked Questions

Does MWST offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy?

No, Midwest Speech Therapy does not offer ABA therapy. However, our speech and occupational therapists use a variety of evidenced-based therapy techniques to teach children with Autism a variety of skills. Depending on a child's individual needs, our therapists may use these techniques to target increasing communication, pragmatics (social skills), feeding, sensory processing, coordination, motor planning, and/or executive functioning skills.

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Does MWST take my insurance?

MWST is in network with the following PPO insurance networks:
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Cigna, American Specialty Health, Ascension SmartHealth, United Healthcare. 

MWST can accept and bill other plans as an out-of-network provider if your plan has out of network benefits.  

MWST does not accept any Medicaid or Medicare insurance plans.

Does MWST offer group therapy?


While most of our therapy sessions are individual sessions, we do offer pragmatics (social communication) groups for children who want to learn how more effectively interact with their peers through play and conversation.

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My child did not qualify for services in the school but I am still concerned. Can my child qualify for private services?

Children typically need to demonstrate an adverse "educational-impact" to qualify for school-based services. While there may not be enough of a delay to qualify under that criteria, children or families may still want to pursue private services for additional support.

Typically to bill medical insurance, a child must show medical necessity for a particular service. If your particular plan excludes therapy for developmental diagnoses, or denies because they determine that the service is not medically necessary, private pay options can be explored with your family.

Does MWST treat adult patients?

No, Midwest Speech Therapy does not treat adults; we specialize in diagnosis and treatment of pediatric developmental disorders.

We recommend reaching out to these local rehabilitation centers to discuss options for adult treatment:

Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

How much do services cost?

While all services are billed according to the MWST fee schedule, individual costs vary based on contractual reimbursement agreements with your insurance company and your individual insurance plan’s benefits.

Prior to scheduling our office will pre-check insurance benefits and provide you an estimate of your costs after insurance is billed.  This estimate does not guarantee that services will be covered by insurance but does provide you with an estimate of what you are likely to be expected to pay based on our contracted reimbursement rates and your plan’s benefits.

How do I enroll my child in services?

If you are concerned about your child's development, please call our office to discuss the possibility of an evaluation and/or treatment options.

We will pre-check benefits, give you an estimate of costs and then match you to a therapist based on availability and your child's individual characteristics.

Want to learn more about areas of developmental delays and types of treatment?

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