Fees

1 · REFERRAL

Contact us completely obligation free to discuss any concerns you have regarding your child’s speech, language or communication skills. You will be offered an appointment for an initial assessment if we feel that speech pathology can benefit your child.

2 · INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Your child’s first appointment will include gathering a comprehensive case history from you and the administration of a battery of tests that are designed to assess your child’s oral and written communication skills. Test activities are delivered in a fun environment and we ensure that your child feels comfortable and relaxed throughout this first appointment. Assessment results are then communicated to you in a written report with recommendations made for intervention.

3 · INTERVENTION

Intervention or therapy will be offered if areas of need are identified during your child’s initial assessment appointment. This may take the form of regular visits to the clinic or the provision of a home and/or school programme that addresses areas of need. Your child’s progress and response to intervention will be monitored closely so that optimal results are achieved.

Consultation Rates

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

$180/hr

Most children require 2 hours of assessment time

A 2 hour appointment where standardised tests are used to assess your child’s speech, language, communication, reading and spelling abilities.

An additional fee of $180 is charged to provide you with a comprehensive report outlining the diagnosis, specific recommendations for intervention and strategies for parents and educators.

Assessments that also require analysis of social skills, reading and/or spelling may require longer than 2 hours. Additional assessment time is billed at $180/hour.

INITIAL SCREENING

$180/hr

A 1 hour appointment where your child’s communication skills will be screened using informal assessment tools. A brief summary report can be provided for an additional $90.

This is suitable for younger children (toddlers and pre-schoolers) and children with only mild difficulties with speech, language and communication.

SCHOOL VISITS

FEE NEGOTIATED

School visits for assessment and intervention are available upon request. Permission from your child’s school must be arranged and a suitable working area must be available for your child’s speech pathologist.

The fee for this service depends upon the length of your child’s appointment.

Appointments

STANDARD THERAPY APPOINTMENT

$135

45 minutes

These appointments are provided within our Learn2Communicate clinics.

Therapy targets specific goals identified following your child’s initial assessment and will involve the demonstration and provision of various activities that you can continue at home and school to ensure that your child makes steady progress.

SHORT THERAPY APPOINTMENT

$90

30 minutes

These appointments are available for younger children with limited attention spans and for those children with mild difficulties in speech, language and communication development.

EXTENDED APPOINTMENTS

$180/hr

Variable

Longer appointments of 1 hour in duration may be offered for more complex children who require intervention that targets several areas of their speech, language and communication skills.

Children with disabilities, autism spectrum and older school aged and high school students may benefit from an extended therapy appointment.

TELEHEALTH

$90

30 minutes

This service is ideal for families who live a distance from either of our clinics in Orange and Cowra NSW. Telehealth uses phone, internet and shared screen technology with Zoom or Microsoft Teams to provide therapy in the comfort of your own home, school or workplace. Families who opt for this service are provided with a free trial set up service to ensure that technology is working prior to their first appointment.

NDIS

$TBA

We provide early childhood capacity building and therapeutic supports for children who have NDIS plans. Our NDIS fees reflect the current NDIS Pricing and Support Catalogue. Contact us to discuss your child’s needs and for any questions you have regarding how we work with NDIS participants.

FAQs

Yes. Learn2Communicate Speech Pathologists each have a Medicare Provider Number. You will be issued with a receipt after each of your child’s sessions. You can use this receipt to claim with your private health fund.
Limited Medicare Rebates are available for children who are referred with a GP Care Plan. This includes children who have complex conditions requiring involvement by at least 2 health professionals and/or children of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
If your child has a NDIS plan, you can access speech pathology services from us if your child’s plan is either Self- or Plan-Managed. We will develop a Service Agreement with you prior to commencing therapy with your child. This will outline all roles and responsibilities, policies, a schedule of services and fees.
This will depend upon your child’s age and diagnosis. Some children attend therapy each week with a review appointment scheduled for the end of each school term. Others attend less frequently and complete programmes at home and school to ensure that regular progress is maintained. A schedule of attendance that suits your family life, finances and other commitments will be discussed with you following your child’s initial assessment.
Payment for your child’s speech pathology sessions is required following each appointment unless otherwise organised with Karen Trengove – Director Learn2Communicate. Eftpos facilities are available. Cash, Cheque and Direct Deposit payments are also accepted. All clients receive SMS and Email reminders 24 hours prior to each appointment. Cancellation charges do apply for late cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice.