Fees

Please see below an outline of the fees from 01 September 2018

Activity Fee
Introductory telephone discussion/meeting Free but mileage will be charged
*Initial consultation & assessment including a summary report £120
Additional assessment for Auditory Processing Disorder £80
1 hour school/home therapy session £65
½ hour school/home therapy session £45
School/home programme  (in lieu of or to supplement direct therapy on parents request) £65
Attendance at statement review meetings and tribunals £65 per hour
Detailed reports for second opinions, SEN tribunals and other professional purposes (supplied at your request) £65
Travel for domiciliary and school visits 45p per mile
Additional travel costs e.g. tolls, congestion charge, parking As charged
**Schools service £325 per day or £165 for half a day

*Initial consultations are usually direct assessment but may also involve observation, discussion and reading of reports from other professionals. Summary reports give brief details of the assessment and therapeutic aims. Longer reports can be prepared if required at an additional cost.

**Schools service is where a school engages the services of the company to provide therapy support for one or more pupils in a school and the school is invoiced for the intervention rather than the individual parents. In these cases, mileage will be charged per day rather than per individual student.

Cancellation

If there is a problem with attending an appointment, please let the therapist or Practice Administrator know as soon as possible to re-arrange.Appointment cancelled at less than 24 hours notice may be charged at the full rate for standard sessions. Travel costs may be applied if the therapist has travelled to the location.

Parents may choose to withdraw a child from therapy at any time, however at least a week’s notice would be appreciated. I will endeavour to keep all appointments but no liability can be accepted for inconvenience/expense if unforeseen circumstances mean arrangements have to be cancelled or changed.

Liaison

In cases where a client is also receiving therapy from the NHS, I will liaise with the NHS therapist only with your signed permission. It is highly recommended that you give your consent to ensure that therapy targets are not contradictory and to ensure effectiveness of therapy. Liaison time will not be invoiced.

Confidentiality

Information shared during the course of assessment and therapy will be used only for the purpose for which it is given, and not released to other agencies without prior consent. However, if we are concerned about your child’s welfare at any time, we are obliged to follow our professional code of conduct and pass on information to the relevant other agencies, on a need-to-know basis.

Invoices

Invoices will be submitted to clients within a week of activity. All invoices are expected to be paid within 7 calendar days of date of invoice. Failure to pay on time may result in a late fee being added, at a rate of 5% of the total invoice, which be added each week of no payment.

If you are having difficulty with payment, please contact us at the earliest opportunity at admin@npslts.co.uk to discuss options.