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  • Food Exploration Training Program | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    This is a parent and child training program to learn how to explore foods through a play-based approach for picky eaters. Through a fun and fact-filled program, we aim to offer strategies and insight into how to work with your child when exploring new foods for any tactile and picky eaters. ​ This program is offered 1 time a week over the course of 4 weeks. The cost of the program is $250 which can be paid through Square Online before the program starts. To pay via Square you must select the Online payment option in the drop-down menu and press the online payment button. Make sure to Register after those steps are completed. ​ The Step-Up Scholarship is also accepted for this program. If you have any questions, contact our office for more info at 813-296-7122 or email info@southshorebilingualtherapy.com After registering below, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your placement. Register for the Food Exploration Program! Child's Name Parent's Name Phone Number Email Payment Online Payment Register Thank you! We'll be in touch with you soon.

  • Servicios Estilo Boutique | southshorebilingual

    Boutique-Style Services Providing Everything You Need Consultations Our Speech and Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist can provide professional consultations to parents and other professionals through video or phone calls. Some examples of concerns that can be discussed during said consultations include, but are not limited to: Concerns regading your child's developmental and communication progress. Discussions regarding a challenging client on your caseload. If you need novel therapy ideas and recommendations for refined treatments. Consultations about a particular disorder and ways to most-appropriately guide their treatment journey. Concerns regarding community resourcesa available to your child. IEP meetings support Schedule our SLP and/or OT for your next IEP meeting. Our professionals can guide you through the process, support you and advocate for your child's needs, as well as make sure the Individualized Education Plan built is individualized to your child's strengths and needs. Workshops We provide individualized workshops to teachers and/or parents in the form of an in-service; in-person or through video calls with the purpose of helping others better serve their community. These meetings serve as an educational time to expand your knowledge and learn about any concerns related to Speech Therapy Services, Occupational Therapy, Community Resources and Supports, and more. Some discussion topics can include, but are not limited to: Sensory Strategies to support kids in the classroom or home environment. Creative low-tech strategies to help your child communicate in the classroom and home environment How to communicate with and support a child with developmental and speech delays Friendly and skilled techniques to aid a picky eater during mealtimes across all environments. Redirection strategies for disruptive behaviors. ​ Coaching Our therapists provide coaching to parents by supporting them though the use of individualized behavior management strategies, establishment of daily routines, and providing education and training to elicit evolution of developmental milestones and techniques to aid your child during times of over-stimulation. Life skills coaching can also be provided to diverse populations, including teenagers in need of daily supports, or parents struggling with burnout. Durable Medical Equipment Prior to scheduling an evaluation with a direct DME (Durable Medical Equipment) provider, our therapists highly recommend participating in a consultation to discuss ways to acquire insurance coverage through the fulfillment of established pre-requisites, as well as to find the best equipment for your child's unique needs. Please click below for further information on some medical equipment available to you and your family. Let's Go How can we help? First name Email Last name Phone Tell us what you need help with Send Thanks for submitting! We’ll get back to you shortly.

  • FAQ & Insurance | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    Insurance & Frequently Asked Questions Insurance information Accepted Insurances Insurance not listed Self-Pay Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. accepts most Medicaid insurance to ensure equal access to quality care. Our facility also works with The Family Empowerment Scholarship (Gardner), and we are ASO providers with The Children's Board. FAQs Initiating the Process Intial Evaluation Breakdown Service Frequency Cancellation Policy If your child has insurance, such as Medicaid or private insurance, that Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. is participating in, a referral with a diagnosis code will be required to bill the insurance company properly. A referral for therapy is made through your child’s physician. Upon receipt of the referral, we will schedule the initial evaluation. ​ ​NOTE! If you choose to self-pay for therapy services, a referral is not required . ​ If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us .

  • Services | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    Servicios Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. ofrece pruebas y evaluaciones de habla y lenguaje, ocupacional, terapia de alimentación y AAC (comunicación aumentativa y alternativa). Nuestra práctica está dedicada a conocer a los niños en su nivel de funcionamiento individual y promover sus habilidades potenciales. Ofrecemos una variedad de servicios de terapia del habla y del lenguaje y ocupacional para niños y adolescentes en un centro orientado a la familia y amigable para los niños. Ofrecemos evaluaciones, intervención individual y programas grupales. Nuestro objetivo es brindar servicios altamente profesionales y de calidad en un entorno enriquecedor y de apoyo para apoyar mejor a su hijo con las herramientas que necesita para navegar por el mundo que lo rodea. Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy Boutique-Style Services Durable Medical Equipment

  • Therapy Groups | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    Skilled Workshops Food Exploration Training Group A parent and child training program to learn how to explore foods through a play-based approach for picky eaters. View More Monthly Pop-up Themed Activity Events Our Monthly Pop-Up Event is available now for registration! View More Executive Functioning & Pragmatic/Social Groups Programs are broken down into the following age groups: Preschool, Elementary, Intermediate, and Teens. All with a focus on providing a supportive and nurturing environment to explore and practice sensory regulation, emotional regulation, and social language skills appropriate for their age. View More Learning Letter Formation Program The Learning Letter Formations Handwriting Program is a comprehensive initiative designed to support children in developing essential handwriting skills crucial for success in school. View More Handwriting Group Our comprehensive program aims to cultivate age-appropriate pre-writing and handwriting abilities in children aged 3-5 years old, who exhibit deficits in fine motor and writing skills View More

  • Learning Letter Formation Program | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    Led by occupational therapists, this program emphasizes the acquisition and maintenance of skills through structured practice sessions. Participants will focus on improving pencil grasp, fine motor coordination, and upper body strength, while also mastering letter formation and line orientation using a multi-sensory learning approach. ​ This group meets twice a week for 60-minute sessions. The group will meet over the course of 10 weeks with courses offered quarterly. ​ The cost is $1000 , to be paid in full either at the front office or through Square Online before the program starts. To pay via Square you must select the Online payment option in the drop-down menu and press the online payment button. Make sure to Register after those steps are completed. We also accept the Step-Up Scholarship for this program. If you have any questions, contact our office for more info at 813-296-7122 or email info@southshorebilingualtherapy.com After registering below, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your placement. Register for the Learning Letter Formation Program! Child's Name Parent's Name Phone Number Email Payment Online Payment Register Thank you! We will be in touch with you soon.

  • Executive Functioning & Pragmatic/Social | Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc.

    Please read each group's description! Preschool Group A group designed for children ages 3-4 years old. Therapist-led small group sessions are centered around the achievement of sensory and emotional regulation, play, and age-appropriate developmental skills crucial for their growth and interactions across all-natural settings. Through engaging activities and guided interactions, children learn to navigate social language skills, develop joint attention skills, and engage in cooperative play with their peers. ​ Sessions will be 1 time a week, 60 minutes per session, over the course of 4 weeks. The price for the sessions is $250. Elementary Group A group designed for children ages 5-8 years old . ​ A therapist-led small group sessions are centered around the achievement of sensory and emotional regulation, creative expression and self-advocacy, safety awareness including stranger danger, direction-following, and coping strategies, as well as communication and play skills. Our therapists place a strong emphasis on fostering pragmatic skills vital for social interaction and communication. Through engaging activities and guided interactions, children learn to navigate social language skills, develop joint attention skills, and engage in cooperative play with their peers ​ Sessions will be 1 time a week, 60 minutes per session, over the course of 4 weeks. The price for the sessions is $250. Intermediate Group This group is designed for children ages 9-12 years old . Therapist-led small group sessions are centered around achievement of sensory and emotional regulation, creative expression and self-advocacy, safety awareness including stranger danger, direction-following and coping strategies, as well as communication and play skills. Our therapists place a strong emphasis on fostering pragmatic skills vital for social interaction and communication. Through engaging activities and guided interactions, children learn to navigate social language skills, develop joint attention skills, and engage in cooperative play with their peers. Sessions will be 1 time a week, 60 minutes per session, over the course of 4 weeks. The price for the sessions is $250. Teens Group Designed for preteens and teens aged 13 and above who have difficulty with the skills listed below. Therapist-led sessions that focus on various aspects of executive functioning, including working memory, cognitive flexibility, time management, organization/planning, emotional regulation, problem-solving, behavior management, attention/focus, and self-monitoring/impulse control. We prioritize the enhancement of pragmatic skills crucial for effective social interaction and communication. Through interactive activities among peers, participants will actively explore and hone these skills in a structured yet enjoyable environment. Our aim is to furnish them with the fundamental skills required for successful social interactions and cognitive growth, establishing a robust groundwork for their future learning endeavors. Come join us on this rewarding journey dedicated to empowering young learners to excel socially and academically. ​ This group is held 1 time a week, for 60-minute sessions, over the course of 4 weeks. The cost is $250 . To pay via Square you must select the Online payment option in the drop-down menu and press the Online payment button. Make sure to Register after those steps are completed. ​ The Step-Up Scholarship is also accepted for this program. ​ If you have any questions, contact our office for more info at 813-296-7122 or email info@southshorebilingualtherapy.com After registering below, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your placement. Register for the Executive Functioning & Pragmatic/Social Groups! Child's Name Parent's Name Phone Number Email Choose a Group Payment Online Payment Register Thank you! We will be in touch with you soon.

  • FAQ | southshorebilingual

    Preguntas más frecuentes ¿Qué necesito para iniciar el trámite? ​ Si su hijo tiene un seguro como Medicaid o un seguro privado en el que participa Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc., una remisión Se requerirá un código de diagnóstico para facturar correctamente a su compañía de seguros. Se hace una remisión para la terapia a través del médico de su hijo. Al recibir la referencia, programaremos la evaluación inicial. ​ Si elige pagar usted mismo los servicios de terapia, no se requiere una remisión. ​ ¿Qué debo esperar en la evaluación inicial? ​ Cuando te encuentras por primera vez con_cc781905-5cde-3193-193-badcf3un terapeuta de Southshore Bilingual Therapy Inc., llevamos a cabo una evaluación minuciosa y cuidadosa de su hijo que se adapta a las inquietudes que provocaron la remisión. Cada evaluación utiliza medidas objetivas y estandarizadas, siempre que sea posible. Además de la evaluación formal de su hijo, también queremos saber de ustedes, los padres. Nadie conoce a su hijo mejor que usted, y sus percepciones y observaciones son un componente invaluable para desarrollar un plan de tratamiento efectivo. Las evaluaciones varían de un niño a otro, según la edad, las capacidades o el desarrollo físico o mental. Sin embargo, cada evaluación se lleva a cabo de una manera que minimiza el estrés para el niño. Y, esperamos, una experiencia que el niño disfrute. Algunos niños necesitarán información sobre la evaluación con anticipación. Le recomendamos que les diga que jugaremos con ellos. Puede decirles a los niños mayores que queremos ver cómo usan sus ojos, manos y músculos. Asegúrele a su hijo que será una experiencia divertida. La mayoría de las evaluaciones se completan en 1 hora. Parte de ese tiempo se dedicará a evaluar a su hijo y el resto se dedicará a hablar con usted. También utilizaremos este tiempo para explicar los resultados de la evaluación y proporcionarle cualquier información adicional. ​ ¿Con qué frecuencia recibirá mi hijo los servicios? ​ Cuando evalúen a su hijo, el terapeuta recomendará la frecuencia y la duración del plan de tratamiento basado en en las necesidades específicas de su hijo. Por lo general, los niños reciben terapia de 1 a 2 veces por semana. A medida que los niños progresan, el terapeuta puede ayudarlos a salir de la terapia disminuyendo la frecuencia a cada dos semanas o una vez al mes para asegurarse de que mantengan las habilidades. ​ ¿Cuál es su política de cancelación? ​ Tenga en cuenta que una vez que haya reservado una cita para una evaluación con nosotros, significa que tenemos tiempo reservado en nuestro horario exclusivamente para ti. Si cancela su cita con menos de 24 horas antes de la fecha programada, estará sujeto a una tarifa de cancelación/cargo por cambio de reserva de $25.00. Para evitar una tarifa de cancelación, envíe un aviso de cancelación al menos 24 horas antes de su cita. Puede cancelar o reprogramar una cita enviándonos un correo electrónico, enviando un mensaje de texto o llamando a nuestra oficina al 813-323-5783. La asistencia y la participación en la terapia, junto con el cumplimiento total de cualquier programa asociado en el hogar, son esenciales para el éxito terapéutico. Si bien Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. comprende que ocurren enfermedades y emergencias, le solicitamos respetuosamente que evite cancelaciones o "ausencias". Cumpla con nuestra siguiente política con respecto a proporcionar a nuestra oficina una notificación anticipada de cualquier cancelación que resulte de una cita conflictiva, vacaciones, obligaciones laborales o familiares, o cualquier otro evento. Todas las cancelaciones deben presentarse 24 horas antes de su cita programada. Se cobrará un cargo de $25.00 por la primera cancelación dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la cita programada o si no se presenta. Esta tarifa se facturará directamente al cliente y no a su compañía de seguros de salud, ya que el seguro médico no brinda cobertura por sesiones perdidas si las cancelaciones se realizan en menos de las 24 horas requeridas o si el cliente no se presenta a una cita programada. Si no se presenta a una cita (no se presenta) sin proporcionar la notificación previa adecuada para 3 citas dentro de los 30 días, la oficina se reservará el derecho de cancelar todas las citas pendientes y dar de baja a su familiar de los servicios. ​ ¿Qué medidas está tomando con respecto a la seguridad de COVID? ​ Nuestra clínica brinda servicios de terapia individualizada del habla y el lenguaje y ocupacional presencial y/o teleterapia19.0_cc/u8 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ ​ POLÍTICAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE LA CLÍNICA ​ Todos los empleados de Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. usarán máscaras mientras estén en la oficina. Continuaremos con la terapia en persona, pero el paciente puede, por supuesto, solicitar evitar la terapia en persona y seguir la E-Terapia si esa es su preferencia. Todo el personal será evaluado diariamente al ingresar a la clínica. El personal continuará con nuestros rigurosos procedimientos de lavado y desinfección de manos entre cada sesión de terapia. Todos los juguetes y otros recursos se limpiarán entre cada paciente, y las superficies de alto contacto se limpiarán varias veces durante el día. ​ POLÍTICAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS PARA PACIENTES ​ Responderá una breve serie de preguntas de evaluación de la salud. Si tiene síntomas respiratorios o gastrointestinales u otros signos de enfermedad el día de su cita, esperamos que llame a nuestra oficina y reprograme una hora en la que se sienta completamente mejor. Le pediremos que use una máscara u otra cubierta para la cara al ingresar y durante la totalidad de su sesión de terapia. Desinfecte sus manos inmediatamente al ingresar a la clínica. Lo invitamos a traer su propio suministro, aunque tenemos múltiples estaciones donde está disponible para su uso durante su sesión de terapia. Recomendamos asistir a la terapia sin traer invitados cuando sea posible. Si usted es el cuidador y desea esperar en la clínica, le recomendamos que use una máscara facial o una cubierta facial y se desinfecte las manos inmediatamente al ingresar a la clínica. ​

  • Insurance | southshorebilingual

    ¿Aceptas seguro? ​ Aceptamos la mayoría de los seguros de Medicaid para garantizar la igualdad de acceso a la atención. La Beca de Empoderamiento Familiar (anteriormente conocida como Gardner) cuidado de la salud unido Aetna ​ ¿Qué pasa si mi plan no está en la lista? ​ No estamos dentro de la red con la mayoría de las compañías de seguros comerciales. Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. ofrece planes de pago privados para evaluaciones y terapia. También puede buscar cobertura fuera de la red con su compañía de seguros directamente para verificar si el reembolso a través de su plan está disponible. Seguro de autopago ​ Los beneficios de pagar por cuenta propia: Servicio basado en necesidad Sin esperas para iniciar la terapia Evite las denegaciones de terapia y los límites de visitas Evite las restricciones comunes basadas en el diagnóstico Mejora de la eficiencia de la práctica, lo que reduce los costos del cliente y aumenta la calidad. ​ Respetamos las necesidades de nuestros niños y familias y ofrecemos tarifas razonables. Si su plan de seguro familiar tiene copagos/coseguros o un deducible alto, tiene sentido pagar de su bolsillo los servicios para estar libre de las limitaciones y factores estresantes del seguro. Hemos decidido adoptar este enfoque para nuestras familias, para que los servicios sean dictados por nuestros terapeutas expertos, no por las compañías de seguros. ​ Lo que es más importante, ofrecemos servicios de alta calidad que utilizan técnicas respaldadas por investigaciones y que tienen en cuenta a toda la familia. Nos preocupamos por nuestros clientes y nos enorgullecemos de ver el progreso realizado, la comunicación mejorada y un futuro mejor para su hijo.

  • Screenings | southshorebilingual

    Terapia del habla y lenguaje + Exámenes de terapia ocupacional Contáctenos para verificar nuestra disponibilidad para programar en el sitio poner en pantalla: Habilidades de comunicación receptiva y expresiva Diferencias en el procesamiento sensorial (búsqueda de movimiento, subirse a los muebles, llevarse objetos a la boca, evitar ciertos ruidos o texturas) Problemas de comportamiento (morder, arrojar objetos o golpear) relacionados con la regulación emocional Funciones cognitivas e intelectuales Habilidades de articulación y fluidez. Dificultad con las habilidades de cuidado personal como ir al baño, vestirse y otras tareas de higiene. Disminución de la capacidad de atención Habilidades académicas y previas a la escritura apropiadas para la edad, como formación de formas, coloreado y escritura a mano. Habilidades de juego apropiadas para la edad Habilidades de interacción social o tomar turnos y compartir Registrarse Asegura tu lugar por $25 Nombre de pila Apellido Correo electrónico Phone Number Nombre del niño y preocupaciones cumpleaños del niño Presentar la solicitud ¡Pronto nos pondremos en contacto contigo!

  • Our Team | southshorebilingual

    Meet Our Team Luz E Gaona MS, CCC-SLP Luz Gaona, MS, CCC-SLP, es la fundadora de Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. Es patóloga bilingüe del habla y el lenguaje y propietaria de Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. Recibió su maestría en Ciencias y Trastornos de la Comunicación de la Universidad Estatal de Florida. . Luz ha brindado terapia del habla y del lenguaje en una variedad de entornos que incluyen el hogar, preescolar, guardería, escuela pública, instalaciones para personas mayores y clínica ambulatoria del hospital. Sus decisiones clínicas se basan en la práctica basada en la evidencia y cree en mirar al niño en su totalidad cuando se adaptan las metas a cada niño en particular. Luz ha recibido formación en PROMPT nivel 1 Capacitada, DIR Floortime ® y liberación miofacial. ¡Está encantada de trabajar con el equipo de terapeutas cariñosos, profesionales y apasionados de Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. para ayudar a los niños y sus familias a alcanzar su máximo potencial! A lo largo de su carrera profesional, ha trabajado con niños, adolescentes y adultos con una variedad de diagnósticos y trastornos del habla y el lenguaje, como trastornos de la articulación y fonológicos, trastornos de la fluidez, retrasos expresivos/receptivos, trastornos pragmáticos, autismo, síndrome de Down, paladar hendido. , accidente cerebrovascular, lesiones cerebrales traumáticas y parálisis cerebral. Ha trabajado en clínicas privadas, así como en centros de rehabilitación para pacientes ambulatorios junto con terapeutas de otras disciplinas y está ansiosa por poder continuar haciéndolo en Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. A Luz le apasiona crear un ambiente seguro y divertido donde los niños puedan encontrar su voz y alcanzar su máximo potencial mediante el uso de programas de terapia funcional y al mismo tiempo asegurarse de que las familias/cuidadores participen en cada paso del camino. En su tiempo libre, Luz se relaja en la cocina aprendiendo nuevas recetas, practicando yoga, viajando, explorando el aire libre y pasando tiempo con familiares y amigos. Eunice E. Arias B.A., SLPA Eunice E. Arias, B.A. SLPA, is a pediatric speech language pathology assistant at Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. Eunice is a first generation college graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida. She initiated her career in speech language therapy at a private school setting working with autistic children with a variation of speech-language disorders. Eunice is an advocate for the bilingual and underrepresented population in speech-language therapy. She has presented in FL-ASHA advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of speech language pathology. Eunice is passionate in the evidence based practice that bilingualism does not cause a speech-language delay. Eunice enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, watching sunrises at the beach, spending time with her puppy and traveling. Anacarolina Berben SLP-A, B.S. Anacarolina Berben, SLPA. is a bilingual pediatric speech language pathologist assistant at Southshore Bilingual Therapy, Inc. She acquired her bachelors in Health Sciences with a concentration in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida. Anacarolina was inspired by the field of speech pathology after experiencing the positive impact her brother’s speech pathologist made in his life. Her goal is to provide children with tools for better enrichment and success in life. Anacarolina enjoys Pilates, indulging in gluten-free snacks and spending time with family and friends during her free time. Iris Frazier OTD, OTR/L Iris Frazier, OTD R/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist at Southshore Bilingual Therapy Inc. She graduated from her Doctorate program at Gannon University located in Ruskin, Florida with a focus in Pediatric Sensory Feeding therapy. She has always had a passion for working with kids and turning work into play. In her free time, Iris enjoys lifting weights, reading, and spending quality time with her dog, Piper. Jennifer Torres COTA/ L. I became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to satisfy my heart for healing and to express my innate creativity to help people achieve independence in life. I graduated from Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York, in 2001, with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy. I am registered with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy since 2001. Beginning my career in NY, I have 20+ years of clinical experience in diversified fields, including geriatrics and pediatrics in private clinics, rehab facilities and home health. This diverse experience has afforded me the knowledge and opportunities to provide Occupational based interventions for my clients success to achieve the highest functional independence in their lives. I love spending time with my family traveling and being outdoors. The beach, the soccer field, and arts and crafts keep me busy in my spare time. Juliana Galarza-Mercado COTA/L ​ ​ Juliana Galarza-Mercado, COTA/L is a bilingual pediatric occupational therapy assistant at Southshore Bilingual Therapy Inc. She acquired her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of South Florida, and recently graduated from Keiser University with her Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has always had a passion for working with kids, and her goal is to help each child live meaningful and functional lives and learn skills through play. In her free time, she enjoys photography, reading, hiking, traveling, and going to the beach. Our Patient Coordinators Patient Care Coordinators assess, plan, and advocate for the patients’ health needs. As trained healthcare professionals, they monitor and coordinate patients’ treatment plans, guide them to comprehend the status of their progress. They answer patient calls, emails and questions, including finding insurance estimates and providing community resources. Our team confidentially manages patient accounts, schedule patient visits, and answer pre-visit questions, about billing, requirements, and more, while ensuring compliance with professional standards & regulatory protocols.

  • Step Up to Handwriting Program | southshorebilingual

    This group is intended for children ages 3-5 who can attend and follow directions at an age-appropriate level. Throughout the program, parent education will be continuously provided to promote carryover of applied techniques. ​ Sessions are offered 2 times a week, 45 minutes per session, over the course of 10 weeks. The cost of the program is $1250 which must be paid in full at registration. If you have any questions, contact our office for more info at 813-323-5783 or email inspiratampabay@gmail.com ​ After registering below, you will receive a confirmation e-mail for your placement.

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