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Fees for Families

Note: These fees are specifically related to families who are self funding.  If private insurance policies are used, parents must pay me directly and claim back from insurance.  Therapy input funded by schools or Education Authorities is costed differently. 

ASSESSMENT

 

INITIAL ASSESSMENT - £140  - includes information gathering from significant adults, one visit to assess child at home/ nursery or school. This does not include a report but a report can be provided if required at additional cost (see report costs below)

FOLLOW UP REVIEW - £80  - includes telephone and email consultation to discuss current needs; one visit to re-assess child’s communication skills OR to discuss targets/ strategies used by significant adults


DIAGNOSTIC THERAPY SESSION - £80  - for new families who have already had an assessment via NHS (please provide report), a diagnostic session can be carried out to identify needs and plan therapy

 

WRITTEN REPORTS 

(following assessment or therapy, if a report is required for any purpose, an additional charge will be added to the cost of the assessment.  This will be agreed with you in advance)

 

STANDARD REPORT - £105 (this may serve as a record of assessment with recommendations or as a summary of progress during therapy)

FULL/ DETAILED REPORT - £140 / £210/ £350 (this may be offered for diagnostic purposes, to contribute to an Annual Review.  The cost will depend on the purpose and requirements of the report and will be agreed with you in advance)

 

THERAPY

SESSIONAL RATE - £70 EACH (these may take place on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as agreed). I charge parents a sessional rate rather than an hourly rate to avoid clock watching and itemising therapy time spent on planning and follow up.

 

SPECIALIST BLOCK OF THERAPY TO INTRODUCE PECS - £520: (these are payable in advance and are specifically for children who need a Picture Exchange Communication System - PECS, and/ or visual supports/ prompt cards etc.)

 

This price includes:

8 visits over a 3 month period, up to 50 custom made pictures & other resources (such as visual timetables).

 

I may recommend the purchase of a PECS book with 6 pages and a shoulder strap. This is costed separately.

DISCOUNTED BLOCK OF 6 THERAPY SESSIONS - £378 (these are payable in advance and may take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis only over a maximum of 4 months

NB Monthly visits can be booked in a block but will be charged at the normal sessional rate without the discount as the reduced frequency necessitates more preparation time per visit.)

TRAVEL COSTS

I charge travel costs to cover my mileage and road use costs (@50p per mile) as well as my travel time (@ £30 per hour).  These costs are agreed with you in advance and discounted rates can be negotiated depending on the package and frequency of therapy.

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