FAQs




Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child needs to see a Speech Pathologist?

It’s always a good time to ask a question or seek advice. Asking Talkabout for information is obligation-free. Contact Amy on 04311 27 951 for advice about whether an assessment is a good idea for your child and what your options are.

 

You may also like to look at Speech Pathology Australia’s guide to children’s speech and language development which can be found here.

Where is the clinic?

Talkabout Speech Therapy is located at 7 Kenrick Street in Wallsend. If you would prefer a different location, mobile services are also available.

How do I make an appointment?

Contact Talkabout Speech Therapy on 04311 27 951 or amy@talkaboutspeech.com.au to make an appointment.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

No. Anyone can make an appointment. If you wish to claim a rebate through Medicare, however, your doctor will need to refer you.

How much will it cost?

Please find a basic rundown of our fees here.

Can I claim any rebates from my private health insurance fund or Medicare?

Private health insurance often includes Speech Pathology under your ancillary cover. Please check with your insurer to discover the amount.
 
Your child may be eligible for a Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly called an EPC) which will entitle you to five Medicare subsidised sessions with a speech pathologist. Please see your GP to ask about this plan.
 
Some clients may be eligible to claim additional rebates from Medicare under the “Helping Children With Autism” program. Please see your GP for details.

How long will I need to wait for an appointment?

New clients can generally make an appointment within the week.

How can I get more information?

Contact Talkabout Speech Therapy by
 
• phone on 04311 27 951
 
• email: amy@talkaboutspeech.com.au
 
• complete the enquiry form here and our speech pathologist will contact you in response to your request.
 
General information about Speech Pathology can be found at: www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au.