Joy Paediatric Therapy Services is a private clinic. Fees are payable for therapy and assessment sessions.
We are registered for Medicare rebates, Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
There is information on rebates and funding options below. We will help and guide you with what rebates and funding programs you may be eligible for.
Initial assessment session – 60 minutes
– initial phone call to gather background data
– assessment session
– written report or therapy plan
– consultation (via phone/email) with teachers, daycare or kinder staff.
Intensive Literacy Program
The Intensive Literacy Program assists children who experience difficulties in their literacy skills and is run in the child’s home with 5 to 10 hours intervention over the week.
Further details can be found here.
Full Program $1700
Half program $900
Individual Therapy sessions
-development of therapy materials/planning before session
– session time
60 minutes $193
45 minutes $163
Please note that session times include up to 15 mins for:
- Note taking
- Writing up of home practise strategies
- Discussion with parents/carers/teachers
Prepare For Prep
This group is for children beginning Prep the following year who need extra assistance to ensure that they are ready to thrive, flourish and enjoy school.
Further information can be found here.
Summary of initial assessment Included in fee
Detailed summary for speech sound assessment only $193
Summary of results of language assessment $193
Comprehensive report $350
NDIS report $350
Reports must be paid for in full prior to release
Visuals (Social stories, visual schedules, visual resources) Charged at hourly rate
Consultations with Paediatricians, Occupational therapist, psychologist, teachers (for example) via email or phone calls as well as short progress reports on request for no charge – under 15 minutes.
Over 15 minutes – Charged at hourly rate
An additional travel fee of $20 is added to all home, day care, kinder and school based therapy sessions.
Please Note: We do not bulk bill
Funding options for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy
It can be difficult to know what funding options you can access for your child’s therapy. Please see below for helpful links. We are registered for Helping Children with Autism, Better Start and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as Medicare. Please don’t hesitate to call if you need additional advice.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
NDIS is a new national funding scheme. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach therefore if your child is eligible for NDIS they will receive funding on an annual basis. NDIS is investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
We are an approved provider for the NDIS. To determine if you are eligible please go to the NDIS website
Chronic Disease Management Plan
The Chronic Diseases Management Plan (CDM) is a Medicare-rebated funding program for people who have chronic medical conditions (classified as a condition that has been present for at least 6 months).
It consists of a maximum of 5 rebates per calendar year for Allied Health services (ie. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Psychology).
For further information about this please talk to your doctor and visit the following websites:
• Speech Pathology Australia Medicare Items for Complex and Chronic Conditions
• Department of Human Services: Chronic Disease Management Plan
Private Health Insurance
Please check with your health provider to check if you are covered for speech pathology/occupational therapy.
Helping Children with Autism Medicare Rebates
Medicare Rebates exist for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). This Medicare rebated scheme provides 4 sessions for assessment and 20 sessions for therapy with Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists or Psychologists. This funding does not renew each year and can be used for children up to the age of 13 years.
Please refer to the Department of Health website for more information.
To get in touch with us please fill in the form or feel free to call us on
PO Box 3467 Mornington Vic 3931
We are here to answer any questions you have regarding speech pathology and occupational therapy for your child. We will get in touch with you within 24 hours of your enquiry.
Please note: We are currently accepting new occupational therapy clients, however we are providing speech pathology to existing clients only at this time. Our books will re-open to new speech pathology clients in January 2021.