Services & Fees

"Engaging students to become powerful communicators and curious learners" -Angela

Assessment

Initial Consultation (2 hours): $380

An Initial Consultation is an opportunity for your Speech-Language Pathologist to get to know you and your child.

Your Speech-Language Pathologist will use the Initial Consultation to:


Intervention

– Therapy Sessions

Intervention sessions focus on addressing communication and/or safe swallowing goals identified during your child’s Initial Consultation, implementing communication systems (e.g. visual supports, PECS, Key Word Sign & Gesture) and/or safe swallowing strategies, and providing training and support to parents and other carers.

Communication or Swallowing Intervention provided under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan: The Chronic Disease Management Plan (previously referred to as the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan) entitles recipients to up to 5 sessions with a Speech Pathologist (per calendar year) that are partially covered by Medicare.

Consult with your GP about determining whether an individual is eligible to receive a CDM Plan. Each of the 5 CDM sessions attracts a Medicare rebate of $53.75.


Standardised Assessments

Includes a written report and feedback session

Standardised assessments include administration time (e.g. 2 hours minimum for language assessment) + analysis and interpretation of child’s performance (2+ hours). Included is a feedback session to parents / carers to discuss results of assessment and implications for home / preschool / school.


Reports and Written Documentation

There is a fee for writing reports.

The NDIS allows for money in a child’s NDIS plan to be used towards covering the cost of reports. Reports usually take a minimum of 2 hours work and are charged at the current NDIS Speech Pathology rate of $190/hour.


Meetings


Home Visits

Travel costs are incurred for home visits. These costs are lower than the consultation fees and will be determined on a case by case basis.

Cancellation Fees

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please provide two working days’ notice (e.g. if your appointment is at Friday 11am, please let me know by 11am on Wednesday that you cannot attend). This helps in being able to offer your scheduled appointment time to another client. A cancellation fee may apply if sufficient notice is not provided. Medical emergencies that result in a cancellation will not attract the cancellation fee if a medical certificate is supplied within 5 days of the cancellation.

Note: Fees are discounted against the recommended NDIS Schedule of Fees.