Talkative Allied Health Services Schedule of Fees

Service Fee
Initial Consult (Speech, Language or Fluency) $275
60 minute therapy session $190
45 minute therapy session $143
30 minute therapy session $95
Infant Feeding Assessment $295
Paediatric Feeding Assessment $275
Summary report $120
Standard report $200
Comprehensive report $250

 

Initial Consultation

The therapist documents a case history of the client during this session and also addresses any concerns or queries. The therapist will use a standardised, non-standardised, or combination of assessments to determine the type of presentation and the best approach to therapy, as appropriate. If further assessment is required, subsequent sessions will be charged at therapy session rates.

 

Written Reports

The Allied Health team member will write a report that provides the results of assessments and other observations made during the assessment. The Allied Health team member will provide the parent with three copies of the report.

Summary report

The short written report will provide a summary of the assessment results in 1-2 pages.

Standard report

The standard report provides information regarding the assessment administered, the results and recommendations.

Comprehensive report

The comprehensive report will provide in-depth information regarding the assessment results and provide recommendations.

 

 

Infant Feeding Assessment

6 weeks and older

The Speech Pathologist will take a case history; examine feeding patterns and assess the swallow of the infant. The Speech Pathologist will diagnose the cause of feeding difficulty during this session and create a plan with the family to help improve feeding times. Depending on the cause of the feeding difficulty, further sessions may be required and will be charged at the standard sessional rate for therapy sessions (30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes).

Please bring all bottles, teats, and expressed breast milk/formula to the session. Please bring your ‘blue book’ to the session so that the Speech Pathologist is able to view the birth weight/height and subsequent weigh-ins/height measurements.

 

For older infants who are learning to eat solids:

The Speech Pathologist will take a case history; assess oral motor skills, eating, drinking and the swallow of the infant. The Speech Pathologist will diagnose the cause of feeding difficulty during this session, and create a plan with the family to help improve feeding times. Depending on the cause of the feeding difficulty, further sessions may be required and will be charged at the standard sessional rate for therapy sessions (30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes). Please bring a selection of foods that are being trialled at home, and the utensils/cups that are being utilised into the assessment session.

 

Paediatric Feeding Assessment

The Speech Pathologist will take a case history, and assesses the child’s eating, drinking and swallowing. The Speech Pathologist will diagnose the cause of feeding difficulty during this session, and create a plan with the family to help improve feeding times. Depending on the cause of the feeding difficulty, further sessions may be required and will be charged at the standard sessional rate for therapy sessions (30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes). Food and drinks required for the assessment and possible therapy thereafter will need to be provided by the family (these foods will be foods that the family already have in their cupboards and fridge).

 

 

Funding Sources

Private Health Cover

Private Health Cover can assist in covering Speech Pathology assessment and sessional costs. The amount of the refund, if any, is dependent on your fund’s rules and the level of your cover. It is best to contact your health insurer to discuss the amount of cover available before you attend your appointment.

NDIS

Talkative Allied Health Services charges the standard rates that have been set by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (SA). If you would like more information, please contact us.

Medicare

Parents of children with a chronic condition or complex care needs are able to access Medicare rebates for 5 sessions per calendar year to an Allied Health Provider (e.g. Speech Pathologist).

Contact a GP and mention that you would be interested in finding out if your child is eligible to receive an Enhanced Primary Care plan rebate (The EPC plan sessions can take longer than a standard GP consultation). The GP will determine if your child has a chronic condition or complex care need as defined by Medicare.

Please note: If you make a claim through Medicare you will be UNABLE to make a claim through your Private Health Insurer for the consultations that have the Medicare rebate applied to them. It is also important to be aware that any gap amount payable qualifies towards your Medicare Safety Net.

Contact Medicare on 13 21 50 if you should have any questions regarding the Medicare Allied Health Initiative.