Ruth W. Bass, MS, CCC-SLP

- Licensed and Certified Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist


The following information is directed at answering some of your inquiries. Any additional questions may be submitted online to:

What areas of therapy are available?
Island Therapies offers diagnostic and therapeutic intervention to assess and treat children and with various speech and language disorders. A variety of deficits are targeted that include, but are not limited to apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, articulation disorders, language disorders, motor planning disorders, stuttering, word retrieval difficulties and social pragmatic language disorders.

How long are the sessions?
• One Hour Session - 50 minutes
• One Half Hour Session - 25 minutes

Should I keep my appointment if my child is sick?
Unfortunately, the answer must be no. We would like to continue sessions without interruption; however, for the sake of your child and others, we must ask that you cancel as soon as possible. In return, your therapist will afford you the same consideration and notify you as soon as possible if she becomes ill.

What about homework?
Parent involvement and daily homework are an essential component of the therapy process. If you are given exercises &/or worksheets, please follow through for a more positive outcome.

When do I pay for sessions?
Parents are asked to keep current and pay their bill each week, unless other arrangements have been made.

What is the cancellation policy?
Please make an effort to attend all scheduled appointments. Cancellations due to illness are unpredictable and understandable; however, frequent cancellations may reflect a lack of commitment to the therapy process and will likely result in unmet goals.

If you need to cancel an appointment, please allow 24 hours notice otherwise a fee will be assessed. The same charge is applied to no-shows. It is our hope that your child will make steady progress and benefit by being seen regularly.

Will my child be affected if we miss appointments or are late to an appointment?
A finite amount of time has been allotted for your child. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive a few minutes before your appointment. Arriving late will result in a shortened session at your expense. Recommendations have been made based on your child’s needs and frequent cancellations or a lack of continuity may result in unmet goals. Making a difference in your child’s life is our goal – it’s all about teamwork! ☺
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