Little Ears and Little Speech has the unique ability to combine the expertise of audiologists and speech pathologists to develop an individualised programme focusing on your child’s needs.
If your child has been diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder, auditory processing therapy can assist your child to:
Therapy & Associated Fees
Following your child’s auditory processing assessment, his/her results will be discussed at our Auditory Processing Therapy intake meeting. An individually tailored therapy program will be developed. Further assessments may be suggested. The length of therapy is dependent on your child’s presenting difficulties, auditory weaknesses and language profile. A member of our team will contact you to discuss your child’s recommended therapy plan and associated costs. We understand that therapy needs to be manageable within your family’s individual circumstance.
To achieve optimal results our team may recommend a visit to your child’s school. This assists in maximising opportunities to support their skill development in the school environment and ensures that their education team are supported. However, we strongly believe that therapy sessions conducted with parents are most beneficial in achieving long term outcomes. Parents/carers are the agents of change, and by joining in on therapy sessions you gain a much stronger understanding of how to implement strategies into your daily life.
Homework exercises are provided for further training and to consolidate new skills. Questionnaires are used pre- and post-training to gauge the progress of your child at school and at home.
Funding / Rebates
Medicare: Children diagnosed with an Auditory Processing Disorder may be able to access a Medicare Management Plan via their GP (Chronic Disease Management Plan, previously referred to as the Enhanced Primary Health Care Plan). This plan provides up to 5 allied health sessions per calendar year. Please take a copy of your child’s report to your GP for their consideration.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Little Ears /Little Speech is a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Our fees for NDIS eligible participants are set under the scheme. Please see http://www.ndis.gov.au for further information. Prior to your first therapy appointment please contact our Practice Manager Laura Size on 8120 2100 to discuss your child’s NDIS plan to ensure we have access to the required supports.
Private Health: Depending on your child’s therapy plan, should speech pathology be included you may be able to access a rebate for these appointments under you private health fund. Please contact your provider to obtain information related to your individual circumstances prior to attending your first appointment.