CATTS Policy on Rates
We understand it is a difficult time for everyone in the current economic circumstances, which is why we have made company policy to ensure our rates are transparent and affordable as much as possible.
Please ensure you read through our Rates Guidelines as the CATTS fees cover many areas which are often necessary and ‘hidden’ in other practices.
This section contains a list of all our rates for services in a single as has been requested by clients. Please click on the individual Links to obtain descriptions for each individual service.
|Speech & Language Therapy Assessment||€300|
|Occupational Therapy Assessment||€300|
|Joint Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy Assessment||€530|
|Children’s Feeding Assessment||€200|
|Stuttering / Handwriting / Speech Assessment, etc.||€200|
|Speech & Language Therapy 60 Minutes||€90|
|Occupational Therapy 60 Minutes||€90|
|Joint Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy 60 Minutes||€120|
|Speech & Language Therapy 45 Minutes||€70|
|Occupational Therapy 45 Minutes||€70|
|Speech & Language Therapy 30 Minutes||€60|
|Occupational Therapy 30 Minutes||€60|
Therapy (Home or School)
|Speech & Language Therapy 60 Minutes||€100|
|Occupational Therapy 60 Minutes||€100|
|Joint Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy 60 Minutes||€130|
|Speech & Language Therapy 45 Minutes||€80|
|Occupational Therapy 45 Minutes||€80|
|Speech & Language Therapy 30 Minutes||€70|
|Occupational Therapy 30 Minutes||€70|
|(Subject to Minimum Numbers)||€60 per child|
The therapist works with the children in small groups based on similar or complimentary development needs.
The groups may involve a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or both, depending on the needs of the group members.
An Occupational Therapist may also work jointly with the Speech and Language Therapist in small groups when children have multiple needs including motor or sensory difficulties.
CATTS offer SLT and OT Consultation services covering all areas of the profession to Public, Private or Charitable organisations. Please contact us in confidence to discuss your organisation’s needs.
CATTS deliver bespoke training to staff, parents, and teachers from a wide variety of organisations such as Charities, HSE, Parent Support Groups, Schools, Childcare Facilities, Nursing Homes, Care Homes, etc.
In all cases, we first consult with the key people in the organisation to map out their needs, and design a course to suit their budget. Please contact us to discuss if we can assist your group or organisation.
|Long term home programme||€100|
A long term home programme is written specifically for an individual client with specific goals for the client to work on for a period of weeks. It is normally prepared with the intention that the client returns for a review of progress in a defined time period, so that they can progress to the next steps. This is something which may not be suitable for all clients, however if in doubt, please discuss with your therapist.
|Progress report – Individual Therapy||€75|
|Progress report – Joint Therapy||€125|
Progress reports can be requested at any time during the therapy process. A progress report will summarise progress to date, as well as current goals and recommendations.
|Diagnostic Therapy Report||€100|
|Diagnostic Joint Therapy Report||€175|
CATTS assessments are flat fee assessments
(This means that CATTS take the risk on completing the Assessment.)
Sometimes an assessment will be offered by a practice which will takeÂ place over a couple of hours, in a single sitting. We recognise that not everyone, especially children (in some cases with special requirements), are in the right frame of mind to perform to their best on demand. If you only have a short time booked with your therapist and your child is having an off day, this will skew the results.
Some children can undergo a full assessment within a couple of sessions, however we will always split the assessment across two separate visits to ensure that we are seeing them on different days at least. There are times however, when everything with your child ‘flows’ and the therapist can complete all the required tests in one sitting. This is a positive outcome.
CATTS Assessments Locations
The assessment can take place in any of our clinics (See Our Locations), or home, depending on the individual. If you have concerns about behaviour in certain environments (e.g. school/ creche) we may observe them in that environment also. With some children, what may seem to you like the best environment (e.g. at home, where they are comfortable) may not be ideal in reality once the therapist arrives. In these cases we will suggest a clinic visit to continue the assessment. The opposite is also possible, and as always, it will be dependent on the individual circumstances and discussions with you.
CATTS Assessment Tools
An assessment for Occupational Therapy, for example, is not just ‘playing with the kid’. Similarly, a Speech & Language assessment is not simply a chat. We clarify this based on some parent’s feedback of previous experiences. At CATTS we use standardised, evidence based tests. These form the bedrock for the assessment and future therapy (if required).
We have invested in the best clinical assessment tools available, and actively research the latest thoughts and research in the disciplines to ensure that as the State of The Art changes, we can provide the best tools (clinically and evidently proven) to our clients. As such when you receive an Assessment, you can be assured that the tools used to assess are quantifiable, and measurable. This allows comparison with others at similar levels to arrive at the percentile range of ability.
We also believe that the informal approach works really well (with both children and adults), and as such we wrap as much of the standardised testing in fun (for both sets of clients!)
CATTS Assessment Reports
We ALWAYS provide a written report. A verbal report is not sufficient, and is unusable by any other professionals, or you.
After the assessment has been completed, we will usually try to send you a copy of the finished report before your next meeting with us, though sometimes, we will bring you through the report at the next therapy session. At this session, which usually is the first step of the therapy programme, we will spend time with you going through the report, and debrief you on its contents. This is a time for you to ask questions and seek clarification on proposed therapies and recommendations. This is often found useful by clients who need to be referred to other therapists as part of their programme (e.g. Psychology). Despite any urge to want to ‘get on with it’, the time spent here pays off dividends later, as this is he bedrock on which you, or your child’s therapy programme will be based.
We hope that this has helped answer any questions you may have over how we deliver our services to you, however if you have any additional questions concerning your assessment please discuss it with your therapist, or, please contact us using the Contact Forms on this site, via email, or phone.