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.

🐰HAPPY EASTER 🐣 😂 Friday Funny!! 😂

Did you know that 76 percent of people eat the ears on a chocolate bunny first? 5 percent go for the feet and 4 percent start on the tail!

Wherever you start, we hope you end with a chocolate-filled, relaxing and happy Easter with your friends and families.

#fridayfunny #speechpathology #speechtherapy #newcastlemums #newcastle #lakemacquarie #portstephens
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This week, I have been spending some time talking to families about ‘offering choices’ to children that keep interactions going and to reduce protests. This is a good summary about why offering choices can be helpful and how to do it! ~ LaurenThe importance of offering controlled choices 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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✏️📖A fantastic first day of learning at the Hanen ‘More Than Words’ training program today. This wonderful program trains speech pathologists to upskill parents of children with Autism or social communication difficulties in the areas of building interactions and language skills. It was such a privilege to learn from the experts and collaborate with other passionate speech pathologists - looking forward to day 2 tomorrow! ~Melissa & Jess :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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🌳👨‍✈️👨‍🚒👨‍🍳 An amazing 25 happy children joined us for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ this morning! With so many bubbly, inquisitive kiddies today, we took the opportunity to discuss the stories in more detail - we used the pictures to make predictions about the story, discussed who/what/when/where and why questions relating to the plot and related our own personal experiences to the stories. These are all simple ways that you can enrich shared book experiences with your child to further nurture their language development.
Join us next month on Wednesday, 8th May for our next gathering for ‘Stories Under the Tree’ - I think I’ll need to bring an extra picnic rug! ~Melissa :-)
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HI FIVE Ivy! ✋🏻 Ivy is now recognising the first sound in words and is blending sounds back together to make words! Both are so important for speech and literacy skills! Congratulations Miss Ivy! 🎉🎈 ~ Jess ... 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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