If you are in need of financial assistance for Occupational, Physical or Speech Language therapy, please email email@example.com to request an application. Your email should include what is recommended:
- Type of therapy
- Frequency of service, e.g. weekly
- Length of service, e.g. 60 minutes
If you have health insurance, you will need to contact your insurance company to determine if the therapy services are a covered service and at what rate, if any, the service is covered. Examples of insurance coverage:
- Therapy services are partially covered—80/20—the insurance company pays 80% of the cost and you pay 20%.
- The insurance company defines a set co-pay for the service.
- Therapy services are covered after deductibles have been met.
- Therapy services are not a covered service.
Since the scholarship program is the payer of last resort, insurance coverage or any other payment source must be determined before therapy begins.
If your application is accepted, you will be responsible for a monthly co-payment, the amount of which is determined by the financial information you provide. CTGF will pay the balance of the therapy bill each month after the co-payment and the insurance payment (if applicable) have been received for the month. Initial scholarships are for a period of four months. Subsequent scholarship may be valid for up to six months.
Claudia Goldak, OTR/L
Anita Martin, MS, CCC-SLP
Anita recently retired after a lengthy career as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings including the public schools, CTG and PossAbilities Children's Therapy Group. She brings to the board a wealth of experience and a youthful enthusiasm for helping others. Anita enjoys spending time with her two adult children and two grandchildren.
Zoann Merryfield is a retired marketing professional, with 27 years of experience at Hallmark Cards, Inc. She is happy to lend her expertise to helping kids. She is also happy to call Sarah Banker her sister.
Rebecca is a parent of two boys and has been a member of the Advisory Council since 2011. She is an advocate for all children and is passionate about building skills and confidence. She enjoys volunteering her time for the many CTG Foundation activities and her perspective as a parent has been a great addition to the board.
Ellen has volunteered for CTGF for over 20 years. Professionally, she is the Director of Development for Accelerated Schools of Overland Park.
Sarah Zlomke, Au.D., CCC-A
Sarah is a Doctor of Audiology specializing in Auditory Processing Disorder and Cochlear Implants. She is passionate about therapy and access to therapy for all patients.