When you contact Twomey Speech & Language Services by phone, you will speak directly to Karen who will answer any questions you may have about the evaluation or therapy process. This is also a good time to briefly share the concerns you have for your child. If you are interested in seeking services you may schedule an initial consultation. Karen will ask you to download, read over, and complete important forms to bring with you to this first meeting. It may be most appropriate to fax or mail these forms before meeting in order for Karen to begin to understand your child’s needs. If you have insurance coverage through Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care or MassHealth; Karen will ask for your insurance information over the phone. Although Karen is not affiliated with any other insurance carriers at this time; upon request, she will provide you with the necessary documentation for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Twomey Speech & Language Services’ fee schedule will be explained and you will receive a written copy.
The Case History Form asks you to describe the concerns you have for your child. It is a means to obtain pertinent background information: including your child’s early speech and language milestones; developmental, social, behavioral, and medical information. The case history is one way the speech-language pathologist learns about your child, and it assists in the evaluation process as well as developing a therapy treatment plan.
The Intake and Consent Form provides identifying information about you and your child, health insurance specifics, and it requires your signature granting permission for a speech-language evaluation and/or therapy services.
This notice describes the privacy practices of Karen W. Twomey, SLP of Twomey Speech & Language Services for clients receiving services according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA.
This document describes Twomey Speech & Language Services’ policies and procedures including client / family and therapist responsibilities.
By signing this form, you acknowledge you have received and reviewed the Notice of Privacy Practices and your questions have been answered to your satisfaction.
Signing this form allows Twomey Speech & Language Services to release and/or exchange your health information with other individuals or agencies in any situation that is not described in the Notice of Privacy Practices.
"Karen has been my son's speech therapist for over a year and his progress is remarkable. A year ago, he couldn't even ask for a glass of milk. Now he engages other children on the playground and they can actually understand him! Karen is an energetic, engaging, and supportive professional who has excellent rapport with my son. Karen has helped me understand his disability, further his progress at home, and be his advocate."
“Ms. Twomey has developed an excellent working relationship with my son, my husband, and myself. She has kept our son motivated and has provided him with appropriate and engaging homework. Due to her hard work, he for the first time can correctly articulate many sounds that previously he could not make. In fact Ms. Twomey has had such great success that he now has graduated from speech therapy!”
“Karen Twomey has worked with my grandson, his speech has improved that he now speaks clear and can be understood. She is amazing with how she worked wonders with him. She also informs me how to help with his weekly lesson. We look forward to the help and growth of our grandson’s speech. We highly recommend Karen Twomey.”
“In the short amount of time my son has been going to see Mrs. Karen Twomey, it’s already made such a big difference in his speech. She is very patient with him and brings his interests into play, which is huge for his attention span. Mrs. Twomey even went out of her way to get puzzles of trucks & machines for their learning sessions, which is why I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone who goes beyond for her sessions. Thank you for all of your work!”
“We are so appreciative of the work Karen did with our son. She was able to get him to overcome his disability and realize tremendous progress. Today because of Karen's work he continues to make great improvement. Thanks Karen!”
“Karen has an unfailing ability to reach out to children who have language needs and, with her quiet voice and welcoming words, helps children feel valued and competent. In her gentle yet consistent way she holds all students to task, never allowing them to give up or perceive themselves as failures.”
"As a Speech and Language Pathologist, Karen demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic skills; always able to use testing to rule out or recognize a language difficulty and then begin to remediate it. She has a firm understanding of the skills necessary to carry this out."