FEES

SPEECH PATHOLOGY & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Initial Assessment Session

Initial assessment fees are inclusive of:

  • Information-gathering phone call with parent or carer.
  • The administration of any standardised assessment tools as/if required.
  • For dysphagia/swallowing assessments, the fee includes an individualised mealtime management plan detailing recommendations.

More than one assessment session may be required depending on an individual’s requirements.

NOTE: Additional Fees apply for mobile services and are dependent on the distance required to travel. Please contact our office for details.

Assessment Follow-Up / Therapy Sessions

Session fees include:

  • Discussion time with parents or carers re: therapy plan and progress.
  • Customised therapy session with tailored activities to target specific area of need.
  • Provision of take-home information sheets and/or home practice activities.

NOTE: Additional Fees apply for mobile services and are dependent on the distance required to travel. Please contact our office for details.

FEEDING THERAPY

Initial Assessment Session

Initial feeding assessment fees are inclusive of:

  • Extensive Background feeding history and discussion.
  • Feeding assessment (including observations and food trials)
  • Discussion re: goal setting and planning based on assessment results and POST SESSION the therapist develops feeding plan

More than one assessment session may be required depending on an individual’s requirements.

NOTE: Additional Fees apply for mobile services and are dependent on the distance required to travel. Please contact our office for details.

Individual Feeding Session

Session fees include:

  • Run by Occupational Therapist OR Speech Pathologist (depending on main goals being targeted). These sessions are planned around the individual child’s goals. For some, that may be trying a wider range of coloured vegetables, meats or attempting varied textures. For others, it may just be to tolerate having a certain type of food in the same room, or on the table in front of them. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the session so that the therapist is able to model and teach the skills needed to carry through to mealtimes at home. The sessions are often messy and fun, with interesting actions or reactions. More often than not this includes children trying and enjoying something they have previously rejected. The sessions are very step-wise and progressive, allowing children to feel comfortable with each new texture and taste before moving onto the next.

NOTE: Additional Fees apply for mobile services and are dependent on the distance required to travel. Please contact our office for details.

What is included in your fee?

  • The time the therapist spends with you, your child, or your family/carer
  • Session preparation time – Your therapist will plan your individual session and gather any tools/resources needed for use during your session
  • The time your therapist spends travelling to meet you and their associated fuel costs
  • Information handouts and/or materials for home practice
  • Administrative costs / phone calls
  • Maintaining your personal file including recording progress

Administrative Services

Assessment report or review report (includes background information, assessment scores, detailed description of the impact of assessment results, and comprehensive recommendations).

Prices start at $130.00 per hour and is dependent on clinician time required. (minimum 1 hour)

Production of individualised resources (e.g. communication books, PODD’s, visual schedules etc., requiring laminating, velcro etc.)

Prices will vary depending on the resource required so please speak with your therapist who will happily provide you with information.

NOTE: HCWA and BSI rates attract a minimal administrative fee in addition to the fee listed above. Please contact our office for details.