FUNDING & REBATES

Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration is defined by A. Jean Ayres, the pioneer of this theory, as “the organisation of sensations for use”.

Funding & Rebates

Funding your child's therapy sessions can be a stressful experience. Have a look through some of the services below to see if you qualify for funding assistance. 

This plan enables a rebate of five sessions per calendar year.  Children need to be seeing two different allied health professionals (e.g. Physiotherapist, Speech Therapist, Psychologist) to be eligible to access this plan. As well, they must have a chronic medical condition that has been present for six months or longer.  A referral can be obtained through your child’s general practitioner.  

This plan allows your child to access 10 sessions in a calendar year. To be eligible for this plan, your child must be experiencing challenges in regards to their emotional regulation, which is impacting their daily function. This plan can be accessed through your child’s general practitioner or Paediatrician. On completion of a course of treatment (which is a maximum of six sessions), you must return to the GP/Paediatrician who will determine whether your child is eligible for a further four sessions under this scheme. In addition, your child may also be able to receive up to ten group therapy services in a calendar year where such services are possible (a group is eight or more people).  

A child with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis, under the age of 13 years is eligible for 20 sessions under this care plan. These sessions can be used with any allied health professional however once completed, this plan cannot be re-issued. In conjunction with the 20 treatment sessions, an additional four sessions are allocated for assessments. This care plan needs to be completed by your child’s Paediatrician.  

To be eligible for this scheme, you must be an Australian citizen under the age of 65 years with an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent and that impacts your ability to perform everyday tasks. Each case will be assessed individually, after which specific supports will be allocated to your child. This may include allied health interventions such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and/or Art Therapy. Unique Kids Clinic has the capacity to see both adults and children under the NDIS.

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