Funding Programs & Rebates
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) / Early Childhood Intervention (ECEI)
We provide services to children who have NDIS/ ECEI funding, whose funding is 'self-managed' or 'plan-managed' (third party managed). We also assist families in applying for this funding if required.
All of our therapists are registered Medicare Providers. If you would like to use Medicare funding to contribute to the cost of appointments, please contact your General Practitioner regarding your child’s eligibility for a Chronic Disease Management Plan.
The GP will need to name the referral to Playspace Paediatric Therapy (we cannot accept referrals for care plans addressed to other services).
Care plans consist of a maximum of FIVE (5) allied health (i.e. therapy) appointments per calendar year, and can be a combination of the therapies that your child needs.
Please discuss with your private health insurance provider if the therapy of your choosing is covered in your insurance plan, and how much they contribute. To claim private health, the providers typically require specific information on invoices, which will we ensure we add as required, when notified this is how the therapy session will be funded.
Our fees are consistent across all funding types including NDIS, private health, and Medicare. We charge as per the current NDIS price guide 2022 - 2023.
Session prices listed include planning, delivery and documentation.
Note: It is under the client's responsibility to confirm with the relevant provider whether any rebate/private health insurance is applicable.
Capacity Building Supports for Early Childhood Interventions – Occupational Therapy
Price (per hour)
Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy and/or Training (incl. AT) – Occupational Therapy
Non face-to-face services : for example, session preparation, phone calls, emails, resource creation/ obtaining resources, liaision with other health care providers or stakeholders, parent feedback emails
Travel : is charged at the same hourly rate of therapy, up to 30 minutes
The purpose of an assessment is to identify what specific areas a child requires specialised support in. It is an important part of understanding your child and their needs. Assessments may include interviews with parents and other stakeholders, observations of your child, meeting your child and asking them questions, playing and completing specific tasks with your child, consulting with your child’s school and/or completing questionnaires about your child.
*Please speak to our friendly team to obtain additional details on pricing for assessments.
Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) for NDIS participants ensure that they have the right level of support and funding to achieve their goals. A functional capacity assessment analyses a person’s functional performance in everyday activities in their home, school/work and community.
It aims to holistically consider and define the comprehensive needs and goals of the person; this includes any necessary support to participate in daily living activities and a summary of needs to continue participating in the community.
Time frames and fees for Functional Capacity assessments vary depending on the individual and complexity of the case.
*Please speak to our friendly team to obtain additional details on pricing for Functional Capacity Assessments.
Call us or email us to discuss your child’s needs and goals with one of our friendly team members, and arrange a time to visit us.
For the initial meeting you may attend with or without your child, to meet with our Occupational Therapist.
During this meeting we will discuss our services in detail with you, identify how we can help your child reach their goals, and together develop an appropriate service agreement.
Assessment & Goal Setting
Clinical assessment will be conducted with your child to determine baseline functioning and areas required for treatment.
After forming the service agreement, therapies will commence.
During the course of therapy, we will develop an ongoing therapy plan that will form the basis of treatment going forward.
This will be reviewed regularly and will help to identify progress being made toward your child’s goals.