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Does The NDIS Cover Speech Therapy?


At RAR Therapy, our team of speech pathologists consists of trained allied health professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals facing communication or swallowing challenges. Through our speech therapy services, we provide comprehensive treatment for speech, communication, and swallowing disorders in both children and adults.

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a specialised discipline dedicated to the study and treatment of speech, fluency, feeding, and swallowing disorders. Its primary objective is to enhance communication skills and assist individuals facing speech-related challenges. At RAR Therapy, our team of speech pathologists caters to individuals across all age groups, spanning from children to adults. We design personalised therapy plans tailored to address each client’s unique speech and language requirements. Emphasising a people-centred approach, we recognise and value the individuality of each person we work with during our speech therapy sessions. We understand the value speech therapy can have on someone’s life.

Does the NDIS cover Speech Therapy?

Great news! Funding for speech therapy is available through the NDIS. The NDIS recognises speech therapy as a component of Capacity Building Supports, specifically under the category of Improved Daily Living. To qualify for funding, the required support should be assessed as reasonable and necessary and must be provided by a certified practising Speech Pathologist approved by Speech Pathology Australia.

For participants under the age of 7, funding generally falls under Early Childhood Supports. For participants aged 7 and older, it may be categorised as Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training.

The amount of NDIS funding that an individual is eligible to receive depends on several factors, including the impact of their disability on their daily life, their current abilities and capacity, their support networks, and their goals. Funding allocations are determined on a case-by-case basis to ensure that appropriate support is provided to meet the individual’s specific needs.

To become a NDIS participant, certain age and residency requirements must be met. Firstly, you need to be below the age of 65 at the time of application. Additionally, it is essential to be a resident of Australia, holding either Australian citizenship, permanent residency, or a Special Category Visa.

Your complete allied health team

To ensure our clients receive the best care, RAR Therapy is supported by a dynamic team of allied health assistants. This team works with our professional therapists to enhance the development and delivery of services and help our clients achieve their individual goals.

In remote and rural areas, our skilled allied health assistants ensure the continuity of services to local communities, where they may not otherwise be available. They work with groups and individuals to implement therapeutic programs, deliver therapy services, provide education, and improve patient care.