Fees and Billing

The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists has a recommended rate of $190 per hour.  However, we have been able to reduce some of our costs in order to keep our fees to $140 per hour ($120 per 45 minutes, when appropriate).  Billable services include: assessment, treatment, caregiver training, team meetings, phone/email consultations (over 10 minutes), preparation & analysis (over 10 minutes), report writing, and travel time. We reserve the right to change fees at any time, however, existing clients will be given approximately three months’ notice of any rate changes.

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CANCELLATIONS & NO-SHOWS

The full session fee will be billed for no-shows and for sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

RETURNED CHEQUES

An administration fee of $25 will be charged for any cheque returned by your bank for any reason, in addition to any interest charges on overdue amounts.

INVOICES & PAYMENTS

Our invoices are sent on a monthly basis (by mail or email) and payment is due to Sound Expression within 4 weeks of the invoice date via cash, cheques, INTERAC e-transfer, Debit, VISA, or MasterCard.

LATE PAYMENTS

Interest is charged at a rate of 2% per month on all outstanding balances. Accounts that are more than 90 days overdue are referred to collections or small claims court. Payment plans may be available.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Sound Expression’s billing relationship is with you. If you wish to use health insurance to cover some of our fees, we can provide some general information (e.g., see Insurance page on our website), but it is your responsibility to determine and monitor your coverage and to seek reimbursement from your insurer.

INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS

You may be eligible for a Disability Tax Credit.  If so, we can provide you with the information and tax form and sign it for you.  It is then up to the Canada Revenue Agency to determine your eligibility.  Fees for speech-language pathology services may be claimed as a Medical Expense on your taxes.