FESS AND FUNDING
Out Loud Development provides a fee-for-service care for clients. Families may also be able to access funding through the following programs:
Private Health Care
We are registered with most major health funds, and as of June 2016 will have HICAPS available in our Bunbury office. Some of our fees can be claimed back through your private health insurance depending on your level of cover. We recommend you contact your fund to discuss your individual situation.
Helping Children with Autism and Better Start Initiatives
We are approved Early Intervention Panel Members and registered providers of services through the Australian Government FAHCSIA funding schemes for Helping Children with Autism and Better Start initiatives.
My Way NDIS Lower South West Trial
Out Loud is an approved provider for services under the WA NDIS trial and can process a family’s plans under the funding portal for specific service requirements. Out Loud also works together with their partners, Anderson Neurological and Developmental services, to work under a transdisciplinary model for Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Psychology services. This support is also approved by Disability Services Commission and plans can be created under the funding portal (managed by the team) or managed by a family (self managed).
Additional rebates may be available for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services under Medicare. Depending on the complexity and/or diagnosis of a child a GP may be able to activate the following plans:
5 sessions under the Enhanced Primary Care / Chronic Disease Management Plan for Speech Pathology / Occupational Therapy.
20 sessions under the Helping Children with Autism Plan for Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Services.
Out Loud periodically reviews our fees against the recommendations made by our professional bodies. Please contact us for our current full fee and service schedule. We aim to support families in accessing our services and attempt to be flexible in providing options for care. We are happy to discuss the funding and service options for clients wishing to access services.
Please contact us for our current fee and service schedule.
Out Loud strives to support families in accessing services, and realises that events happen that result in appointments being cancelled. We request that when possible, families provide a minimum of 48 hours notice for a cancellation to assist us in offering the appointment to another family. While we understand that this is not always possible, Out Loud reserves the right to charge a family the full fee if an appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Out Loud operates under the belief that families are the driving force behind therapy sessions. Therefore, if a client misses a session without contacting the therapy team to cancel, it becomes the family’s responsibility to contact Out Loud to discuss future therapy services. Please note: non attendance will incur full fee charges for the missed session before further therapy sessions can recommence.
Out Loud offers a range of appointment types depending on the needs of a child. Please note that for children requiring support for complex needs, sessions are generally booked at 60 minutes. Of this hour appointment, most appointments consist of 45 minutes with our clients, with the remaining time used to co-ordinate with the team around the child, and communicate with any community agencies (e.g. schools).