If your child has a disability or developmental delay, you may be able to access speech therapy services through support that is funded by the government, either fully or in part.
Learning Links is a registered NDIS provider in the support area of Improved Daily Living, which sits under ‘Capacity Building Supports’. Families are able to use their child’s NDIS Plan funding to access assessment and intervention in line with their goals.
Learning Links is also an approved partner under the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) pathway for children under 7 years. Children 0-7 years with a diagnosed disability or developmental delays in two or more areas can access NDIS through the ECEI pathway.
Families with private health funds may be able to claim a rebate for speech therapy services – please speak to your provider for more information.
Families can speak to their GP about accessing Medicare rebates for up to five sessions per calendar year, under the Chronic Disease Management Plan (formally EPC).