What is a Speech Pathologist?
A Speech Pathologist has been trained to assess, diagnose and treat disorders in a range of areas such as articulation (speech), language, fluency, voice and swallowing.
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral from your GP to access our services. You will need a referral from your GP if you are planning to claim a rebate through Medicare (see below).
Can I receive rebates back from Medicare or private health insurance providers?
Little Talkers is registered with Medicare and most private health insurance providers. Children who have complex care needs may be eligible for rebates under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program. Children who have complex needs receive ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and another two health care providers. Contact your GP if you think your child may be eligible. Please talk to your private health provider to determine if your child is eligible to receive rebates for speech pathology services.
How long are the sessions?
Typically, therapy sessions run for 30 minutes. Your child may require a language assessment which may be completed in the sessions, however it would mean an additional cost.