Cassandra is the owner and principal Speech and Language Pathologist of Cassandra’s Cubby.
Cassandra is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) Association. Cassandra is also an ongoing participant in the Professional Self-Regulation program (PSR) of SPA, which ensures that she is continuously refreshing her knowledge and widening her therapeutic experience by attending various training programs, conferences and keeping well-informed with new evidence-based practice.Cassandra has worked across a number of different settings throughout Melbourne and Queensland, including:
Cassandra has been professionally trained in:
Cassandra has also practiced in various clinics throughout Melbourne and Queensland implementing successful therapy techniques, such as:
Cassandra has also developed a special interest in
Cassandra’s Cubby is a Private Speech and Language Pathology practice, specializing in assessment and therapy for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, adolescents and young adults who have difficulty with:
Each individual has different needs, and Cassandra’s aim will always be to obtain the best results for your child and your family. Please talk to Cassandra directly to identify what you and your child are having trouble with and she will work together with you to find the right treatment plan to suit your needs.
Payment is made prior to your appointment via cash, direct bank deposit, cheque or PayPal – to suit your requirements. *Eftpos facilities coming soon!
|Initial assessment – Please allow 60-95 min||$340.00|
|Subsequent assessment session(s) – 60 min *If your child requires shorter assessment sessions – this will be determined on the day.||$160.00|
Summary report and/or letter to paediatrician (or other)
|Cassandra’s Cubby can also create laminated resources with Velcro or other materials similar to those used in the cubby for an additional fee – please enquire within.|
Partial rebates may be available for assessment and treatment sessions. The amount of rebate depends on the type and level of your private health cover. To determine rebate information, please contact your health fund directly.
Cassandra’s Cubby is registered with Medicare (under the Allied Health Initiative) to provide speech pathology services to those who meet the Medicare requirements. In certain cases Medicare offers rebates for children who are eligible under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC). For more information please contact your GP or refer to http://www.health.gov.au/epc. A GP referral to Speech Pathology is required in order for you to make a claim through Medicare.
Cassandra does accept NDIS funded clients. However clients need to be self managing their funds.
No. Simply contact Cassandra who will be happy to arrange your appointment. Your child may be eligible for partial Medicare rebates (see FEES), in which case a GP referral is required.
In most cases you will be offered an initial appointment within two weeks, this will depend on your flexibility. After your assessment(s)have been completed, comprehensive reports are generally completed within one month (this may be shorter or longer depending on the time of year).
Sessions vary between 30, 45 and 60 minutes depending on the age of your child and the purpose of the appointment. Assessments take longer than average therapy sessions. Standard therapy appointments are 45 minutes, although younger children typically cope better with shorter appointments of 30 minutes.
This depends on the nature of the problem(s) and the level of concern. I will be happy to discuss this with you and to make specific recommendations once I am acquainted with you and your child, and after your assessment has been completed. Most of the time I will recommend that your child would benefit from attending once weekly sessions for a set period of time (for example, 45mins per week for 8 weeks) as this builds a strong relationship, develops a familiar routine and emphasizes the importance of consistency). Depending on your child, this can then become less intensive (for example, 45mins every fortnight or every three-weeks) to suit your needs.
This is a tricky question, as it can be difficult to predict treatment length since many factors influence the success of therapy. Depending on the nature and severity of the difficulty your child has, therapy could last from just a few weeks to a number of months or years. Children with complex needs may requireongoing support. If this is the case I will be happy to discuss the management plan and agree to a number of therapy sessions with a review date for future decision-making.
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Cassandra’s Cubby currently provides services in the following areas on a part-time schedule: