Speech-Language Services Provided

In the United States, 10% of adults and children live with a speech-language disorder or delay. For some, their speech-language difficulties have little impact on their lives. But for most, especially children, an untreated speech-language disorder can lead to difficulties in school, social isolation and progressive learning disabilities. Intervention by a certified speech-language pathologist can have a significant impact on the quality of speech and communication—and the quality of life—for most patients and their families.

The Hearing and Speech Agency evaluates and treats clients of all ages. Because of staff expertise and sophisticated technology, we can offer a variety of options for overcoming problems involving:

  • Speech/articulation
  • Oral-motor abilities 
  • Auditory processing
  • Stuttering
  • Language learning abilities 
  • Language-based reading difficulties 
  • Therapy related to cochlear implants and/or hearing loss 
  • Auditory/oral therapy
  • Accent modification

Our speech-language pathologists and audiologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists.

Our occupational therapists are certified by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapists and are licensed by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice.

HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED AT HASA

While we accept most major insurances, insurance coverage varies by carrier and treatment.  Please note that insurance companies offer a variety of policies to their customers. Please check with your insurance company to learn what HASA services are covered. 

What Does A Speech, Language, And Hearing Benefit Include?

  • Services provided by a speech-language pathologist or audiologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Speech, language, swallowing and audiologic assessment and treatment for disorders resulting from:
    • Illness
    • Disease
    • Injury
    • Congenital and/or developmental conditions
  • Adequate number of treatment sessions to attain or restore functional communication or feeding/swallowing skills
  • Hearing aid assessment, fitting, orientation, and hearing aids
  • Assessment for augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) device, the AAC device and associated treatment

Is it time for a speech-language evaluation?

If you or your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please consider the peace of mind that comes from a thorough evaluation. If further attention is required, HASA’s professional staff is ready to help. Indications that an evaluation may be needed include:

  • Difficulty speaking or being understood 
  • Problems understanding or following directions 
  • Trouble remembering or paying attention 
  • Frustration finding words to express basic needs
  • Difficulty reading and writing 
  • Hoarseness and/or difficulty swallowing

Client Concerns

Some HASA clients are initially concerned about being tested for a speech or language problem. Parents sometimes worry that the test itself could leave their child feeling inadequate. But HASA’s approach is nurturing and reassuring. Our clients meet some of the finest professionals in the region and enjoy the modern, safe surroundings at our northwest Baltimore facility. Parking is free and just a few steps from the front door. What’s more, family members and other caregivers are encouraged to become part of our clients’ progress team.

Next Steps

To make an appointment with a speech, language, or fluency specialist, or to arrange occupational therapy for your child, call 410.318.6780 or e-mail hasa@hasa.org. Relay is 711.

Visits are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and evenings by appointment.


Speech-Language Evaluations for Outside Organizations

HASA speech-language pathologists welcome the opportunity to come to your school or place of business to conduct speech-language screenings for students or staff. Results of the screenings indicate whether or not speech-language development is normal or should be further evaluated. Prices vary with size of group. Please contact Olga Polites, Director of Clinical Services, at 410.318.6780 for more information.

Next Steps

To speak with someone about scheduling a Speech-Language testing day for your school or other organization, call 410.318.6780 or e-mail hasa@hasa.org.

 Relay is 711.

Visits are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and evenings by appointment.

Hearing and Speech AgencyHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780