These are some of the questions asked by our parents:
How many speech therapy sessions will my child require?
The number of sessions required for your child are dependent on several factors. It will depend on the severity of your child’s impairments, what the goals are for your child, how often you attend sessions and how your committed your family and child are to working on the goals at home.
Are there any options for financial assistance?
Medicare rebates are available for families for up to 5 visits with a GP referral. There are also rebates available for Helping Children With Autism – which may be up to 20 sessions that are referred from your paediatrician. Please talk to your GP or Ascend Speech Pathology if you would like to know more details. Please talk to us directly to discuss the fee schedule options.
We are able to provide services from funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) so long as the funds are plan-managed (invoices sent to an external agency) or self-managed Parents can also self-manage their plan if they wish, where we will provide invoices.
You may be eligible for Centrelink Carer’s Allowance if your child has a significant language delay/disorder where funding can be used towards therapies.
Where can my child have sessions?
Therapy sessions are available at a selected few medical centres including Northmead Medical Centre. We also have sessions available at our Toongabbie clinic, schools, homes, day-cares and pre-schools. Please let us know where your child attends and we are happy to approach your day-care, pre-school or school.
Do you have any cancellation fees?
We have ‘on-the-day’ late cancellation fees, which are 50% of your service fee. To avoid any late cancellation fees, please let us know the day before.
Do you charge more for mobile services and how far do you travel?
Services outside of the clinic are $10 for within 15km and $15 for within 20km from our Toongabbie clinic. Please ask us personally for more information on our fee schedule.
Can I bring other children to the sessions?
Yes it is perfectly fine to bring other children provided you feel this won’t distract your child from performing their best in a therapy session.