Do I need a referral to see a therapist at Protea Therapy?

Not at all. We welcome referrals from health and education professionals, but no referral is needed to see our therapists. Simply contact us to book an appointment.

What funding or rebates can I use for services at Protea Therapy?

The therapists at Protea Therapy can see:

What if I'm not eligible for any of the funding schemes listed above?

No problem! We also see private fee paying clients.

My child needs an autism assessment or other one-off assessment service (e.g. second opinion, diagnostic assessment, funding assessment.) Can you help?

We can provide one-off assessments where required. For autism assessment, this should be part of a coordinated assessment approach that also includes a paediatrician and psychologist.

Do you see children with...?

At Protea Therapy, we have experience working with children with a wide range of medical and developmental diagnoses.

We know that it is important to feel that your therapist has the experience and expertise to work with your child. You can rest assured that your therapist has the knowledge and skills to manage a range of communication and feeding problems.

Both therapists at Protea Therapy also have doctoral level research training, and use cutting-edge research evidence to ensure they have the knowledge they need to manage each client.

Are you trained in...?

The therapists at Protea Therapy are trained in a wide range of therapy programs, including, but not limited to:

  • Key Word Sign

  • Hanen (It Takes Two to Talk)


  • Sounds Write


  • Cued Articulation

  • The Nuffield Dyspraxia Program


  • The Lidcombe Program

  • SOS Feeding Therapy

  • Ellyn Satter's Division of Responsibility

  • Strengths based training

  • AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

  • Behavioural InTEgrated with Speech (BITES) Feeding Therapy

We love attending professional development, and our list of postgraduate training is constantly growing.