Comprehensive Speech Therapy Services

We offer a wide range of speech therapy services tailored to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents. All services are planned using evidence based practice.

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What to expect with Speak & Write

What we offer

Our Services

Assessment

Completing a comprehensive assessment is the crucial first step to understanding your child’s communication strengths and weaknesses. The results of the assessment allow us to set specific, meaningful and functional goals and select the appropriate treatment approaches for therapy.

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Therapy & Intervention

We offer evidence-based speech therapy and intervention services to address a wide range of communication difficulties. Our therapists use various techniques and strategies to improve communication skills, including speech, language, fluency and literacy development.

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Collaboration & Support

Our team provides consultations and ongoing support to parents, caregivers, educators and other allied health professionals. We offer guidance on how to facilitate communication skills and literacy development at home and in educational settings, ensuring a collaborative approach to therapy.

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Telehealth Australia Wide

Speak & Write can deliver telehealth Australia wide! All that is required is a device such as a computer, laptop or iPad with a reliable internet connection, webcam and audio functions. All our therapists have experience delivering therapy sessions through telehealth and have adapted therapy techniques and approaches to make therapy engaging and productive.

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Funding and rebates

What's available for me?

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

At Speak & Write, we look after self & plan managed NDIS participants. The NDIS is a funding scheme to assist individuals with a disability or chronic disease under the age of 65-years. If you would like to know more about if your child is eligible, please visit the NDIS website. We do not charge different amounts to our NDIS clients. We do however, change the duration of 45 minute sessions to 50 minutes to ensure our rate of $160 does not exceed the maximum NDIS rate (this takes into account some of the planning and note taking of each session). If you have any questions, please contact us so we can discuss.

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Medicare's Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) / Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)

Your child may be eligible for an EPC or CDM. This is a GP managed plan that provides a maximum of 5 Medicare rebates per calendar year for all allied health services (including OT, ENT, Physio). You can talk to your GP to determine if you are eligible.

When can I claim using an EPC/CDM?

Medicare rebates can only be used to claim therapy sessions (not assessment sessions). You can claim Medicare rebates using an EPC/CDM at any time after you have received the referral and completed the sessions. Some of our clients prefer to use the Medicare rebate before using any Private Health insurance rebates as it is typically a higher rebate ($55.10 per session). Please check this with your Private Health Insurer if you have speech pathology cover as every health fund and level of cover is different. Remember, you can reapply in January for a new EPC/CDM as the rebates are allocated per calendar year.

How can I claim my EPC/CDM sessions?

Once you have completed your EPC/CDM sessions and paid for these, you will receive a receipt from Speak & Write with the relevant information required to claim your rebate. You can then upload this receipt to the Medicare portal to make a claim.

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Private Health Insurance

Many health fund plans cover private speech pathology assessment and therapy. Check with your specific health insurance to see if your level of cover entitles you to a rebate. If so, the relevant item numbers will automatically be on your receipt so you can claim your rebate back. Please note, Teachers Health, Bupa and some other smaller health funds require different item numbers to be listed. If your health fund is with either of these, please let us know so your receipts can be amended.

My health fund says you’re not registered?

At Speak & Write all of our therapists are Certified Practising Speech Pathologists with individual Medicare Provider numbers and therefore registered as providers for health fund rebates with Australian health funds. Some health funds require individual forms to be completed, we make every effort to ensure this is done, however on occasion, we may need to register with your specific fund. If this is the case, please let us know so we can organise this. It typically only takes a day or two before you can access the rebate according to your health cover.

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