Transitioning program

This program is transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please visit the HCWA and Better Start pages for more information about receiving future supports.

Ladybug House - Victoria

Address: 160 Milleara Road, East Keilor, Vic 3033
Phone: 03 9331 0720
Email: maria@ladybughouse.com.au
Website: www.ladybughouse.com.au

The above link is for your convenience. It provides information about this service provider. The Department does not necessarily endorse all of the contents in this link as it may provide information about therapies that the Department has deemed ineligible for HCWA funding, i.e. there is insufficient evidence to prove that these therapies are of benefit to children with ASD. Families should make informed choices about the therapies they wish to purchase and enquire about those that are eligible and ineligible for HCWA funding.

Delivery Locations and/or Consortium Members

Name: Abby Kuhne - GoldilOTs
Phone: 0400 390 522
Delivery Address: 955 Wellington Street, Strathfieldsaye VIC 3550
Email:​ goldilots@outlook.com

Name: Else Sheehan - OT
Phone: 0439 851 492
Delivery Address: 28 Myers St, Geelong VIC 3220
Email : ecsheehan@hotmail.com

Name: Jacinta Heskett - Speech Pathologist
Phone: 0411 599 703
Delivery Address: 305b Buckley Street, Aberfeldie  Vic 3040
Email: jacintaheskett@hotmail.com

Name: Autism Counselling
Phone: 0414 487 509
Delivery Address: 212 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South VIC 3130
Email: jowhite3130@gmail.com

Name: Jodie Borg - OT 4 Kids Pty Ltd
Phone: 0437 925 072
Delivery Address: Mobile Service to Bendigo, Ballarat, Melton, Bacchus Marsh
Email: ot4kids@outlook.com

Name: Brightly Speech Pathology
Phone: 0433 814 084
Deliery Address 1: 157 Scoresby Road, Boronia VIC 3155
Delivery Address 2: 621 Boronia Road, Wantirna VIC 3152
Email: brightlyspeechpathology@gmail.com

Name: Virginia Cheng – Speech Pathologist
Phone: 0449 967 288
Delivery Address: Suite 1, 1101 Wellington Road, Rowville VIC 3178
Email: virginia@speechology.com.au

Name: Sandra D’Souza - Psychologist
Phone: 03 9331 0720
Delivery Address: 160 Milleara Road, Keilor East VIC 3033
Email: abanow@hotmail.com

Name: To Learn Consulting
Address 1: Suite 603, 89 High St, Kew VIC 3101
Address 2: Suite 8, 195 Thompsons Road, Bulleen 3105
Address 3: Suite 4, 609 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills VIC 3127
Off-Site:​ Mobile Service
Phone: 0431 080 322
Email: l.lae@tolearnconsulting.com.au

Name: Arts Centre Melbourne
Phone: 9281 8790
Delivery Address: 100 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004
Email: tanya.mckenna@artscentremelbourne.com.au

Name: Plumcinc (Trading as Creating Connections)
Phone: 0437 407 608
Delivery Address: Mobile Service
Email: info.creatingconnections@gmail.com

Fee Schedule for Ladybug House - Victoria
Intervention Domains Provider and Delivery Location Early Intervention Professional/s Delivering Service/s Name and Description of Intervention/Service Duration Total Cost

Language and Communication

Social and emotional development

Ladybug House

160 Milleara Road, East Keilor VIC 3033

03 9331 0720

Speech Pathology

Initial - Consultation or Treatment - onsite

1 Hour $200

Subsequent - Consultation or Treatment

45 minutes $185
30 minutes $140
Off-Site -home school, kinder, child care 1 Hour $225
45 minutes $200
Written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/school transition)

$180

Brief written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/ school transition $80
Intervention – small group parent training on specific techniques that support the ongoing delivery of an intervention at home (NOTE: If training is delivered in workshops there can be no more than 6 families per workshop and two therapists delivering the workshop at all times). 90 minutes $225

Intervention- individual parent training offsite

60 minutes

$225

Intervention - Individual parent training onsite 60 minutes $200

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

Ladybug House

160 Milleara Road, East Keilor VIC 3033

03 9331 0720

Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation 50 minutes $180
Standard Therapy Session 50 minutes $180
Off-site - Home/School Session 50 minutes $195
Written report provided for a specific purpose such as transition to a new setting as requested by the parent 50 minutes $180
Standard Session 30 minutes $140

Language and communication

Social development and interaction

Repetitve behaviour and/or restricted interests

Ladybug House

160 Milleara Road, East Keilor VIC 3033

03 9331 0720

Speech Pathologist and or Occupational Therapist Intervention Group - Social Skills  60 minutes $95

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/sensory/psychomotor development

Cognitive development and learning skills

Else Sheehan

28 Myers Street

Geelong 3220

Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation 1 Hour $180
Ongoing Consultation 1 Hour $170
Assessment Session/Review 1 Hour $180
Brief written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/ school transition. 1 Hour $80

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/sensory/psychomotor development

Cognitive development and learning skills

Else Sheehan OT – Off-Site - Home/Kinder/School Childcare Session

(Geelong/Bellarine/Surf coast/Lara)

Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation 1 Hour $200
Subsequent Consultation 1 Hour $190
Assessment and written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/school transition) 1 Hour $270

Language and communication;

Social and emotional development;

Cognitive development and learning skills
Jacinta Heskett Speech Pathology -  305b Buckley Street, Aberfeldie 3040 Speech Pathologist Initial Consultation and Assessment 60-90 minutes $250
Initial Consultation  60 minutes $200
Individual Therapy Session 45 minutes $150
Individual Therapy Session 30 minutes $110
Off Site  –  Preschool, School, Childcare 60 minutes $195
Group Therapy Session (max 6 children) 60-75 minutes $110
Group Therapy Session – 5 Session Block (max 6 children) 60-90 minutes $450
Individual Parent Training Session 60 minutes $150

Language and communication;

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Autism Counselling -  212 Canterbury Road, Blackburn South VIC 3130 Special Education Individual Education Consultation 1 Hour $150
Standard Consultation 1 Hour $135
In home- Positive Behaviour Support 1 Hour $150
Skype/Video Conferencing 1 Hour $115

Language and communication

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Autism Counselling - Off-Site  - Home/School/Kinder Special Education Initial Consultation 1 Hour $150

Language and communication;

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Autism Counselling -  Off-Site – Community Based Special Education Social Skills Groups (max 4 children) 1 Hour $135

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills

Off-Site – OT 4 Kids Pty Ltd - Mobile Service (Bendigo, Ballarat, Melton, Bacchus Marsh) Jodie Borg – Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation 1 Hour $200
Subsequent Consultation 1 Hour $170
Kinder Visit to daycare/kindergarten or preschool to assist teaching staff to support a specific intervention 1 Hour $180

Assessment and written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg Sensory profile for kinder/school transition)

1 Hour $270

Language and communication;

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Brightly Speech Pathology at Melbourne Eastern HealthCare Village 157 Scoresby Road, Boronia VIC 3155 and Wantirna Mall Clinic, 621 Boronia Road, Wantirna VIC 3152 Speech Pathology Initial Consultation and Assessment 60 minutes $220
Subsequent Consultation 45 minutes $145
Subsequent Consultation 60 minutes $180
Brief written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/school transition) 60 minutes $150

Language and communication;

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Brightly Speech Pathology Mobile Service Speech Pathology Off-Site Therapy - Home, kindergarten, day care 60 minutes $210
Off-Site - Initial consultation and assessment 60 minutes $220
Off-Site Therapy Session 45 minutes $175
60 minutes $210
Brief written report provided at the request of parents for a specific purpose (eg for kinder/school transition) 60 minutes $150
Offsite - Initial Assessment 120 minutes $380

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Virginia Cheng at Suite 1, 1011 Wellington Road, Rowville VIC 3178 Speech Pathology Initial Consultation 1 Hour $220
Subsequent Consultation / Therapy 1 Hour $195
Subsequent Consultation / Therapy 45 minutes $145
Subsequent Consultation / Therapy 30 minutes $100

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Virginia Cheng - Mobile service Speech Pathology Off-Site - Initial Consultation - School/Home 1 Hour $250
Off-Site - Subsequent Consultation - Home/School Visit 45 minutes $220

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills

Abby Kuhne - 955 Wellington Street, Strathfieldsaye VIC 3550 Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation including development of intervention plan and goals with family 50 minutes $200
Subsequent Consultation 50 minutes $180
Parent Training on specific techniques that support the ongoing delivery of an intervention at home 50 minutes $180
Abby Kuhne – Off-Site – Home/Kinder/School Occupational Therapist Assessments and brief written reports where an eligible child is about to transition to a new setting such as a school or new service provider where requests for a report are made by a parent. 50 minutes ​$235
Subsequent Consultation 50 minutes $235
Parent training on specific techniques that support the ongoing delivery of an intervention at home 50 minutes $235

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills

Abby Kuhne – Off- Site - Home/Kinder/School/Childcare session Bendigo Occupational Therapist Initial Consultation including development of plan and goals with family 1 Hour $200
Initial Assessment 1 Hour $200
Ongoing Consultation 50 minutes $190

Behavioural;

Developmental/Social

Learning; Therapy based

Family-based

Sandra D’Souza at

160 Milleara Road, East Keilor

VIC 3033

03 9331 0720

Psychologist Standard Consultation 1 Hour $195
Extended Consultation 90 minutes $250


Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

To Learn Consulting at

Kew, Bulleen, Surrey Hills and Mobile Service
Psychologist Initial Assessment and Treatment Planning session Duration 50 minutes $230
Written report at request of parents for a specific purpose, e.g. for kinder/school transition or to review development) 1 hour  $220

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills

To Learn Consulting at

Kew, Bulleen, Surrey Hills and Mobile Service
Psychologist Initial Therapy session 50 minutes $220

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills

To Learn Consulting
Mobile Service
Psychologist Off-Site - Individual therapy session 50 minutes $250

Social development and interaction

Victorian Art Centre Melbourne Music Therapy (Registered Music Therapist) Small group music therapy (maximum of 5 families) for development of communication and social interaction skills 6 x 45 minute sessions $180

Service planning:

  • consult with parents
  • develop ISP
  • prepare interventions
1 per term $90

Language and communication;

Self-care, self-regulation and life skills

Physical/Sensory/psychomotor development

Social and emotional development

Cognitive development and learning skills
Creating Connections – Mobile Service Special Education Initial Consultation and Subsequent Consultation session 60 minutes $160
Offsite Session within 30km to 60km round trip 60 minutes $220
Social skills groups – block of 6 sessions  6 x 45 minutes $480 per person
Written report at the request of parents for school transition or hand over to another therapist 60 minutes $160

Please note that there may be cancellation and/or other fees associated with some services. For more information please contact the service provider as these are not covered by the early intervention funding under the Helping Children with Autism package.

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