Basic Information

All you need to know about assessmnet, therapy, review, payment and funding


Speakable initiates the process by undertaking a sequence of Speech & Language Pathology-related tests to verify the patient’s strengths and challenges. The results from all tests are analysed holistically.

They provide a unique profile of the patient. The treatment plan will be developed according to this profile, exploring strengths and aiming to minimise challenges.


The treatment plan developed after the assessment is initiated through a number of therapy sessions whose quantity is determined by many factors.

The factors depend on the level of challenges to be treated, complexity of treatment methods, clients’ availability and financial resources from the patient or his/her carers.


By the end of the treatment plan, the patient is tested via appropriate assessments to identify the evolution of strengths and the reduction of challenges.

If extra therapy sessions and/or extra support from allied health professionals is required, a new treatment plan can be developed to achieve new therapy goals.


If the client cancels the therapy session in less than 24 hours, the session fees will be charged in full

An extra charge will be made for school and home visits: $10 to $50

Extra Information

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

Supports that are funded by the NDIS:

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Items – previously the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program are part of a government initiative that assists people living with a chronic and/or complex medical illness. Medicare rebates are available for treatment from allied health professionals who are assisting in managing the illness. Clients have complex care needs if they need ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health care providers, one of which may be a speech pathologist.

The patient must make a payment prior to receipts being issued by Speakable - with CDM details - which can be used to claim for Medicare benefits.

Patients may choose to use private health insurance to fund services and treatments that will not be funded under their NDIS or CDM plan. In the rare cases where a support being delivered may be claimable under either the patient’s plan or private health insurance, the patient may choose whether to use NDIS funds or make a claim under their private health insurance, but they cannot make a claim under both in respect to the same support.

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