Fees - Parramatta Speech, Language and Literacy Solutions


Medicare and private health insurance rebates are available. Your child may also be eligible for early intervention funding provided through Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Swallowing

Includes perusal of previous medical / allied health reports; gathering case history information; assessment of individual’s swallowing function and mealtime safety across a range of environments; trial of several food and fluid consistencies to determine those that are safest for the individual; trial of safe swallowing strategies; discussion of mealtime safety recommendations; establishing goals for intervention. Appointments that go over the 2 hour allocated timeslot will be charged at the current intervention hourly rate of $170 per hour.
Swallowing Assessment – Initial Swallowing Assessment (Up to 2 hours) $300
Swallowing Assessment – Review $200

Communication

Includes perusal of previous medical / allied health reports; gathering case history information; discussion and assessment of the individual’s communication needs across a range of environments and communication partners; discussion regarding the individual’s communication strengths and weaknesses; functional communication assessment; assessment of a child’s play skills and social skills; identifying and prioritising goals for intervention. Appointments that go over the 2 hour allocated timeslot will be charged at the current intervention hourly rate of $170 per hour.
Communication – Initial Consulation (1 ½ – 2 hours) $300

Intervention

Intervention sessions focus on addressing communication and/or safe swallowing goals identified during 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.
30 min therapy session $90
45 min therapy session $145
1 hour therapy session $170

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. A General Practitioner is responsible for determining whether an individual is eligible to receive a CDM Plan. Each of the 5 CDM sessions attract a rebate of around $55 from Medicare (as of November 1, 2014). An Administration fee of $9 applies to each of the 5 sessions provided under the CDM Plan due to the need for the Speech Pathologist to liaise with and provide written documentation to your General Practitioner.
30 min therapy session $99
45 min therapy session $154
1 hour therapy session $179

Formal / Standardised Assessments

Standardised assessments include administration time (e.g. 1.5-2 hours minimum for language assessment) + analysis and interpretation of child’s performance (2+ hours). Following assessment, a free 30 minute feedback session is provided to parents / carers to discuss results of assessment and implications for home / preschool / school.
Speech Assessment $220
Language Assessment $500
Speech and Language Assessment $650

Reports and Written Documentation

Comprehensive Report (e.g. for General Practitioner / Paediatrician; for School Funding Purposes) $250
Written correspondence (e.g. lengthy written notes or lengthy email correspondence with School Teaching staff / Preschool Teaching staff in relation to your child’s assessment results or therapy intervention program) $120 per hour

Meetings

Attendance at preschool / school / home for planning and support meetings (e.g. IFSP / IEP planning and review meetings, Transition to School meetings) $170/hour
Telephone / Skype consultations with parents and support staff $170/hour
Development of visual supports (colour printing, laminating, velcro) $110/hour
Development of Individual Home Programs $150/hour

Travel

From base to client (and return for long distances) $3.50 per kilometre

Cancellation Fees

Less than 24 hours notice – 50% of service fee

 

 

Please note all fees are in Australian dollars and subject to change without notice.

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Larissa Collins – Private Speech Pathologist Professional Fee Schedule 2016

Larissa Collins – Private Speech Pathologist Information and Professional Schedule of Fees 2016



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