Do I need a referral?
No. A parent or client can refer themselves to see us.
My child can be tricky with new people and places, what if it doesn't work?
We are a child, family and disability friendly space. We understand that sometimes things don't go to plan. We are flexible and caring and can change the plan, place, type or method of therapy to suit you and your child. We also encourage you to fill in a questionnaire before attending your first appointment so we can have some of your child's favourite and motivating things available. Always feel comfortable to talk to us about how to make your child feel regulated and comfortable before or during sessions.
How will we know where to start?
During the first and second session we discuss skills, observe and assess skills and develop goals together that are going to prove most beneficial for the client and family. Goals will be based on your own concerns, information regarding the assessment and will always consider how those goals will develop outside of the clinic setting.
Are you NDIS registered?
Yes and no. Currently we are registered to see clients under both ECEI and Therapeutic Supports. However as the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission starts in July things will change a little. We will continue to be registered under Therapeutic Supports (clients 7 years and over), however those clients that are funded by ECEI (under 7 yeas of age) will need to be self managed in order to access therapy services through Hockley Speech Pathology.
Will I get a medicare rebate?
It is possible to obtain a GP Plan from your doctor which allows you up to five Speech Pathology sessions in a calendar year with a rebate of approximately $55. It is important to discuss this with your GP and have it sent to the clinic before your initial appointment.
Will I get a health fund rebate?
Most health funds offer some rebate on Speech Pathology sessions, contact your health fund for further information . We are registered with all major health funds and have HICAPS for your convenience.
Where are you?
We are located in The Therapy Network at 9 Clarence St, Bellerive. You will find us between the green apartments and PACE Financial.
Where do I park?
We have some private parking right outside our building on the Percy St side of the building. There is also ample free parking in the large Percy St parking lot.