Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you provide your services?
We can travel to your home, your child’s school or childcare centre, or a family member’s home. Just ask us!

My partner and I both work long hours. Can you see my child at school?
Yes!

Does my child need a diagnosis to be referred?
No, any child can be referred to Boost Therapy. Please call or email us to make an enquiry.

Do I need a referral from my GP?
No, you can refer your own child by giving us a call or emailing using our contact form.

Is there any government funding available?
Your child may be eligible for Medicare rebates on 5 therapy sessions. The rebate for each of these sessions is approximately $50. Please ask your GP about referring your child to Boost Therapy under an Enhanced Primary Care or Team Care Arrangements plan.

Boost Therapy is a registered service provider for the Helping Children with Autism and Better Start funding packages. This is a government program which provides funding for therapy for children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or a disability and are aged under 7 years.

For further information about the Helping Children with Autism Package, click here.

For further information about the Better Start Initiative, click here.

If your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or a disability such as Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, cerebral palsy or hearing or vision impairment, they may also be eligible to receive Medicare rebates. Please contact us to find out more.

What does an assessment involve?
An assessment involves talking to you, the parent, to gather all of the background information about your child and taking your child through a series of activities or play based tasks that are specifically designed to observe their skills in your areas of concern.

My child is very shy and reluctant to participate with strangers. Is it still worth having an assessment?
Yes, we are very experienced in working with all kinds of children, so we are almost always able to entice even the most reluctant children to participate!

What is therapy?
Every child’s therapy will be different depending on their needs, but generally therapy can occur during lots of different activities that motivate and interest your child whilst helping them to achieve their individual goals. Therapy is more than just our sessions with your child. We will also support you to be able to use activities and strategies to help your child at home.