Servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Port Stephens (02) 4044 1122 hello@agrowingunderstanding.com.au

Bookings and Fees

Making a booking with us is easy, just click the below button, view our availability online, and secure a time that works for you and your child.

Bookings and Fees

Making a booking with us is easy, just click the below button, view our availability online, and secure a time that works for you and your child.

Bookings and Fees

Making a booking with us is easy, just click the below button, view our availability online, and secure a time that works for you and your child.

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We also take bookings over the phone! Call us on  (02) 4044 1122  to chat with our friendly staff.

We also take bookings over the phone!

Call us on  (02) 4044 1122 

Navigating your family’s speech pathology journey starts with understanding… 

If you have noticed that your child isn’t speaking as clearly as their peers, or your child has just been diagnosed with a language delay; chances are you are asking “what is my next step?” Navigating your speech pathology journey can be daunting, but with the right advice and support, your next steps will be that much easier. The first thing to do is choose a speech pathologist you would like to work with, and then gain an understanding of the fees and funding options available to you.

If you would like to read more about navigating your speech pathology journey, click here to read our blog on this topic. In addition to this information, we have included some key fee and funding details below. 

Fees

We pride ourselves on offering our families accurate and reliable information. That is why we take the time to discuss the fees that will apply to the services appropriate for your child. When we meet with you and your child, and gain an understanding of your budget, we can provide a true indication of any ongoing costs, and discuss available support systems including The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Medicare

As registered Medicare providers, we can work with your GP to provide therapy under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. The CDM scheme is initiated by your GP, and is available to children and adults with Chronic Care needs. People with Autism are automatically eligible for CDM because an Autism Spectrum Disorder is considered a chronic condition. The Medicare rebate is available for five sessions of Allied Health therapy, including Speech Pathology, per calendar year.

Please discuss with your GP to confirm eligibility or click here for more information.

NDIS

A Growing Understanding Speech Pathology are Registered NDIS Providers which means you can access individual and group therapy services under a specific plan implemented for your child. 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. There is an eligibility criteria that you would need to assess, and if your child meets the criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form.

If your child is aged between 0 and 6 years of age, there is a specific service called Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) available.

Click here to find more information on accessing the NDIS.

Private Health Cover

If you have a Private Health Care fund you may be eligible to claim a rebate for Speech Pathology assessment and therapy services. Contact your Private Health Care provider to find out more information.

 

Click here if you would like to contact us directly about your concerns before making an appointment.

Did you know that the Bus Stop game doesn’t just have to be about addition and subtraction? Today we used it to practice our pronouns (he and she) as well as creating grammatically correct sentences. Mr. B was able to speak about who was getting on and off the bus and about what they could be doing when they got off, all whilst using our he and she words! This is also great for turn taking and following the rules of a game. Have fun at the Bus Stop 🚍 ~Shaylee ... See MoreSee Less

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💻 New Blog Post 💻

We know that at this time of year parents can feel over overwhelmed with how to support their child's reading skills in addition to other weekly commitments. Whether your child is just beginning their reading and writing journey or they are now tackling abstract comprehension and structured writing pieces, we have some simple steps that you can incorporate into your day to support your child’s reading development. Read our latest blog (link in comments) for details.

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Assessments are an essential part of our service, but let’s face it, they are not necessarily the most exciting for our clients. How do we get around that? Make it FUN! Today Mr. S. got through a whole speech assessment by earning duplo blocks for every picture he said- and just look at this epic farm he was able to create! ... See MoreSee Less

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For children who are developing their early language skills, it can be really effective to ‘set up’ your play situation to encourage more reasons and opportunities to communicate. Today with Mr C, I know that he LOVES my sticky Spider-Man toy and the stamps so I simply put them in a see-through container and (tightly!) closed the lid. This created a whole new reason for Mr C to communicate with mum and I -rather than quickly launching into our activity, he had to ask for help opening the jar! A small but crucial step towards establishing the building blocks of communication development 🙂 ~Melissa ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Locations

Lake Macquarie
Unit 7-8, 48 Oakdale Road, Gateshead NSW

Port Stephens
Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

Our Locations

Lake Macquarie
Unit 7-8, 48 Oakdale Road, Gateshead NSW

Port Stephens
Building E, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown NSW

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