Our quality services include diagnostic assessments and evidence-based treatment for children who have speech, language, literacy and learning difficulties.
producing speech sounds
following verbal or written instructions
understanding and using vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures in oral and written communication
listening and attending
using language for thinking and reasoning - inferencing, predicting, problem-solving
initiating and participating in conversations
Joanne has decades of experience assessing, diagnosing and treating children with speech and language difficulties and is able to provide individualised evidence based intervention tailored specifically to your child's needs.
identifying sounds and syllables
reading and writing single syllable and polysyllabic words
writing complete sentences to express thoughts and ideas
writing meaningful and logically sequenced paragraphs
reading, understanding and writing different text types including reports and narratives
understanding Maths Story Problems
Joanne is a certified practitioner of Sounds-Write - a highly structured, instructional programme for teaching children to read and spell. In addition, she has decades of experience assessing and treating students with literacy and learning difficulties, and is constantly updating her knowledge, strategies and resources.
Joanne is a Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist and is licensed to deliver a program designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who present with delayed language. Parents report that they are able to confidently use the concrete and practical strategies they have been taught to encourage their child’s communication development, that they and their child have much more fun together than they did before, and that as a result there are significant improvements in their child’s communication, interaction and play.
We strive to provide all clients with the highest quality, individualised services.
All service fees are discussed at the time of booking and again at your first appointment.
Fees vary depending on the nature of the assessment and duration of treatment sessions.
Late Cancellation and No-Show fees also apply.
We are a private billing health practice and full payment of fees occurs on the day of consultation.
Please contact Joanne directly for the current Schedule of Fees for assessment and treatment.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
Rebates & Funding Support
The following Australian Government funding initiatives, and private health cover insurers, currently offer support for Speech Pathology.
Private Health Insurance - Extras
Joanne is registered to provide speech pathology services covered by all the major Private Health Funds. Speak with your insurer to confirm your rebated entitlements for services as they can vary between funds.
You do not need a GP referral to claim from your private health fund.
Please note we are not able to claim private health rebates on your behalf.
Chronic Disease Management Plan
Joanne Duncum is a registered provider with Medicare. Children with a chronic medical condition may be able to access Medicare rebates to cover allied health services that help manage their condition. This program is accessed via your GP and a specific referral form is required.
Services are not bulk billed and there will be a gap to pay on sessions provided under this plan.
National Disability Insurance Agency
We can provide services to children who have “self-managed” or “plan-managed” funding through NDIA.
Standard NDIS rates apply.
Please disclose the existence of an NDIS plan when you contact Joanne - both you and your clinician are required to justify the use of funds to address the stated goals and ensure that appropriate treatment has been provided.
Please contact us to discuss your eligibility options in more detail.