CATTS Services Rates

CATTS Services Rates

This page outlines the CATTS Assessment, Therapy and Consultation fees. 

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.

You may be asked for a Booking Deposit to secure your first consultation or appointment.

 

Consultations

Initial Consultation€80

The initial consultation is usually done with the parent / carer only. It may be done as a precursor to an assessment, or where there is more background information needed in order to inform the best course of action for therapy.
The individual child or adult needing help is not present at this stage.
If we are conducting an assessment, this fee is taken off the Assessment Price.

 

Pre-arranged Phone Consultation€70

This is an arranged phone consultation with a Speech Therapist to review or seek advice on an individual who may be showing signs of concern. It can also be a post therapy phone review to monitor progress with adults or adolescents, or to review reports or materials from another service to offer advice on the next step for the individual.

Speech & Language Therapy Assessments

Full Assessments

Speech & Language Therapy Assessment€350

 Specific Assessments

Food Aversion Assessment€400
Stuttering / Speech Assessment, etc.€250

Speech & Language Therapy Sessions (In Clinic)

30 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 30 Minutes €70

 

45 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 45 Minutes €80

 

60 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 60 Minutes €100

A 10% Discount is available if six sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

Speech & Language Therapy Sessions (Home or School)

30 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 30 Minutes €100

 

45 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 45 Minutes €100

 

60 Minutes

Speech & Language Therapy 60 Minutes €120

A 10% Discount is available if six sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

Reports

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 – Speech Therapy €80

 

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€150

Social Groups

(Subject to Minimum Numbers)€70 per child

The therapist works with the children in small groups based on similar or complimentary development needs. 

The groups may involve one or more Speech and Language Therapists, or other health professionals depending on the needs of the group members.

Long Term Consultation Support to Organisations

CATTS offer SLT 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.

Parents, Teachers, Care Staff Training

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.

We also run regular Training Events for Healthcare Professionals. To be kept up to date and view what is currently available please Follow this Link.

About our Pricing

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 take 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.

 

In Practice
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 Speech and Language is not just ‘playing with the kid’, or ‘having a chat’ with the parents.  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 your, 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.

Thank you!