Partnering with families and caregivers in Ballard, Seattle to provide quality speech and language therapy that helps children reach their full communication potential
Welcome to Swanson Speech Therapy! I am Natalie Swanson, M.S., CCC-SLP, a licensed speech and language pathologist based in Ballard, Seattle. I'm a member of the Washington State Speech and Hearing Association and am nationally credentialed through the American Speech and Hearing Association. In addition to holding memberships to national and state wide speech, language and hearing associations, I am PROMPT trained and a Hanen certified speech and language professional. Please click on the links above for more information regarding each certification/training.
In 2008, I received my B.S. in communication disorders and in 2010 received my master's degree in speech and language pathology from the University of Redlands. I currently work at Boyer Children's Clinic in Seattle. My previous clinical work as a speech and language pathologist includes Kindering and Federal Way Public Schools. I take pride in ensuring that family members are an integral part of each child’s speech and language team, and I encourage parent involvement and feedback during the therapeutic process. I have found the most success providing speech and language therapy to children when it is encouraged to foster this type of environment and family involvement. Since starting my own practice, I strive everyday to create a holistic therapeutic approach that is inclusive of each person important in each child’s life that I treat.
I have a wide range of expertise and experience in the following areas and disorders:
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris, and dog, Obi. I love to run, practice yoga, and curl up with a good book. When I have the opportunity, I love to travel and visit family in California for relaxation and time in the sun.
45 minutes: $120.00
60-90 minute evaluation: $250.00
Swanson Speech Therapy uses a HIPAA compliant Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system for billing and charging for sessions on the date of service. If you are a Premera subscriber, Swanson Speech Therapy will bill to Premera as an in network provider, and you will be billed for your responsible portion once insurance payment is received by Premera. For all other insurance providers, Swanson Speech Therapy is considered an out of network provider, and you will be billed the full amount of the session each week. A super bill will be provided to you if you would like to self submit for insurance reimbursement at the end of each month.
Please cancel or reschedule appointments as far ahead as possible. This gives me time to offer appointment slots to other children. You can email or call as early as 7:00 am during the week. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed at the normal rate, except for unique/emergency circumstances. Appointments missed without a cancellation ("no-shows"), will also be charged at the normal rate. "No-shows" will be noted as such on the monthly bill. Insurance companies do not reimburse for missed appointments.
1. I would love to talk about your child, my approach, or any concerns you have. Please give me a call at 425 270-8239 or send me an email at Natalie@swansonspeechtherapy.com
2. Before your child's first visit you will need to fill out an intake form and electronically sign a few documents. I will email you a link to a HIPPA compliant client portal where you will be able to provide the needed documentation and signatures.
3. Schedule an evaluation if needed. **If your child has been recently assessed in the area of speech and language, another evaluation may not be needed.
4. Schedule your child's first speech therapy session!
Swanson Speech Therapy home office is located in the Seattle's Ballard neighborhood but I am happy to provide speech and language therapy in a variety of North Seattle area settings including:
I am able to offer 45 minute therapy sessions when I travel to your home, a child care, or a community setting. These sessions include direct therapy with your child, parent coaching, and time for debriefing/note writing/clean up at the end of the session. I am also able to offer 45 minute sessions at my home office in Ballard, Seattle. The frequency of sessions is dependent on your child's needs and is determined case by case. However, I typically provide sessions 1-3 times per week for each child I treat. **Due to COVID-19, I am now offering virtual speech therapy sessions as well as beginning to offer in person visits at my office starting July 6th, 2020.
Yes, I accept Premera and am considered an in network provider for Premera. For all other insurance companies, I am considered an out of network provider and families pay me directly. Many families that I work with are able to bill insurance themselves with the invoice that I provide.
I ask that you play an active role in your child's speech and language therapy, although that may look differently for different clients. Ways that parents have engaged in their child's therapy in the past include: getting on the floor and playing with me and the child, actively observing and trying strategies used in the session at home, helping their child to play speech "games" at home that have been discussed and played during therapy. If it works out best for your family to have therapy provided at a daycare setting, we will put a plan in place to have open communication about strategies used during each session.