Frequently Asked Questions:
Families & Agencies
Is ASAPP a clinic? Can I make an appointment?
No. We cannot make an appointment for you. You may review the private speech-language pathologists listed on the Private Practice Roster. You may contact the person of your choice and ask about their hours of availability and hourly fee for their services.
How can I access the on-line Private Practice Roster?
You have reached our website www.asapp.ca
Click “SLP Listing”
Select criteria of “Age”, “Location”, and/or “Clinical Services”
OR select no criteria for a complete list of all private practitioners
You may view and print the results as needed.
The Private Practice Roster provides phone and/or email contact information as well as a description of services in the “Concentration” area. You may contact whomever you choose to best meet your needs. Often the service is provided in a home or other agreed location.
What is the fee for service?
ASAPP surveys its members annually regarding their rates. Based on January 2017 survey results, clients can expect to pay within a range of $115 to $160 per hour. Rates are set by practitioners based on such factors as practitioner training, experience, business overhead, time required for professional service, and the complexity and scope of the service. In keeping with professional standards, private Speech-Language Pathologists openly communicate their fees to potential clients. ASAPP recommends that clients engage in discussion with private practitioners regarding their rates before consenting to receive services.
The hourly fee can include assessment, therapy, consultation, and meeting time. In addition, the Speech-Language Pathologist may also charge for report writing, treatment preparation, telephone consultations, letters and travel. As hourly rates and charges can vary, please check with the Speech-Language Pathologist when booking an appointment.
Is the fee for service covered or subsidized?
Many group insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of private services which are usually listed under “Speech Therapy”. Insurance companies may require proof that a Speech-Language Pathologist is registered with ACSLPA. Your Speech-Language Pathologist can provide your insurance company with a copy of their current practice permit. This registration indicates that an individual has met the standards required for the clinical practice of Speech-Language Pathology in the Province of Alberta.
Currently, Alberta Health Care does NOT provide coverage for private speech-language pathology services.
In some circumstances, fees have been covered for individuals receiving assistance through government funding (e.g. Program Unit Funding – PUF, Human Resources and Child Welfare, Services to Children).
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency considers fees paid to a private Speech-Language Pathologist to be a tax-deductible medical expense.