No. You may make a referral by yourself. Of course, if you have an existing referral from a professional (e.g. GP, paediatrician), you may bring it to the assessment.
2. Can I just walk in to the clinic?
No. Please phone the clinic and make an appointment.
3. How much does the assessment and therapy cost?
Karen will inform you the fees and briefly discuss the therapy options (e.g. individual therapy or group therapy) as you make your initial phone call. At the initial assessment, she will go through the fee schedule and further discuss the therapy options for your child with you.
4. Would Karen go to my child's preschool or come to my home?
Home visits and school visits could be offered if needed. Karen will discuss with you upon the initial assessment
5. How many sessions would my child need for him/her to make progress?
Each child is different and has different types and severities of communication difficulties. Progress could be affected by the child’s behaviour, cognitive abilities, consistency of homework, etc. Your child’s progress is monitored closely, discussed and reviewed regularly amongst the speech pathologist and parents/carers.
6. What can I do if I am not happy with the service?
If you are not happy with the service, you may request for a discharge. This will also be discussed at the initial assessment.
7. Does Karen work at evenings or weekends?
No. Karen is currently working Mondays - Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Karen Ip Speech and Feeding Clinic is a registered provider for
Karen Ip Speech and Feeding Clinic is registered with Medicare for clients who have Chronic Disease Management (also known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan). Your child's GP determines whether your child is eligible. Therefore, it is best that you consult your GP prior to Speech Pathology Assessment.
For more information, please click: http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/information-for-the-public/medicare-info-for-clients-and-parents
Karen Ip is no longer a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, however clients who have chosen to self-manage their NDIS package are welcome to access Speech Pathology Service at Karen Ip Speech and Language Clinic.
Private Health Funds
Karen Ip Speech and Feeding Clinic is registered with most of the private health funds in Australia. However, we do not know your fund’s rules and your level of cover. Therefore, it is best that you check it with your own private health fund.