Treatment / Therapy for Children
We deliver evidence-based interventions based on up-to-date research evidence that promises the best outcomes. Treatment activities are 100% individualised, and our commitment is to work in partnership with you on your priorities for your child and in the way that best suits your child's needs and the needs of your family.
Please note that a travel surcharge applies for appointments outside our Centre. A $10 travel surcharge applies to home & school visits within Palmerston North, and a $20 travel surcharge applies to appointments in our regional service.
As at May 2021, the cost of speech-language and Dyslexia treatment / therapy is $80 including GST per half-hour session. A $5 per session discount applies for families who do not receive the WINZ Child Disability Allowance, for families with 2 children who come for therapy sessions or families who come for 2 sessions per week.
We help you apply for the WINZ Child Disability Allowance
This benefit is intended to be a contribution toward extra costs incurred in meeting needs relating to the child's disability. It pays approximately $48 per week directly to the child's family and is not means tested. When we find that a child has clinically significant communication difficulties warranting intervention, we help their family apply for this benefit.
We put you in control
Following the assessment, our Speech-Language Therapist will discuss treatment / therapy recommendations and options with you, and together you will decide on a treatment / therapy session plan that is best for your child and suits your family schedule and budget. There is no minimum number of sessions required, and we will never ask you to sign a service contract.
We give homework
Daily home practice is recommended to support your child's consolidation and transfer of newly learned skills. We may provide you with take-home activities from time to time on a free-of-charge, loan basis.