There are a number of government initiatives that enable families with children with language delay or developmental concern to access funding for assessment and therapy.
Private Health Insurance
Please check with your private health insurance fund whether you are eligible for any rebates for speech pathology.
Carer’s Allowance is a fortnightly payment to assist carers looking after a child with developmental delay or disability. The application can be signed by a speech pathologist and is not means tested. Carers receiving the Carer’s Allowance are also paid a yearly bonus. Contact Centrelink to register for these payments.