Our Prices for Parents and Carers

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Our way of working during Covid-19 

We are working remotely in line with current Government guidance, offering consultations via Microsoft Teams. However, in some circumstances and within our local area, it may be necessary to work face to face with the child/young person in their home or school setting, following COVID safety protocols.

Our specialist support for autism, language, behaviour and learning needs is designed to meet your individual needs or circumstances. This could be one of our packages below, bespoke work or a combination of the two. 

 

We are committed to supporting children, young people with additional needs and their families, to unravel difficult situations and find a way forwards. As experienced practitioners, we understand just how challenging it can be for your child or young person, and the subsequent impact on your family's well-being.

All our prices are transparent, reasonable and agreed prior to our involvement.

 

Package 1​​ Parent/Carer Video Consultation                                    £125

Included in the cost:

  • A (1 hour) consultation or professional discussion about your child's strengths, weaknesses and the immediate concerns

  • 'Here and now' strategies/approaches to improve the situation 

  • A bullet-pointed, prioritised list of strategies discussed, for your reference

  • Specialist guidance on the need for further input

Any additional time that may be required will be charged at the hourly specialist rate

Recommended optional extras, charged at the hourly specialist rate:

  • Follow-up video consultation to discuss ongoing progress

 

(All timings are approximate)

 

Package 2​​ A more in-depth consultation                                          £375

Included in the cost:

 

  • A consultation or professional discussion (1 hour) about your child's strengths, weaknesses and the immediate concerns

  • A (1 hour) session with the child or young person, including informal assessment and observations

  • Time (up to 30 minutes) to unravel and unpick reports from school, other professionals etc.

  • ​A (1 hour) discussion of findings, way forwards and next steps, including 'here and now' strategies/approaches to improve the situation 

  • A concise strategy report (2 to 4 pages), for you and others working with your child

  • Specialist guidance on the need for further input that could add usefully to your child's profile

Any additional time that may be required will be charged at the hourly specialist rate

Recommended optional extras, charged at the hourly specialist rate:

  • A more thorough analysis of existing reports, from school, settings or other professionals

  • A more detailed report if this is needed

  • Further work, discussion or training with school or setting staff

  • Follow-up video consultation to discuss ongoing progress

(All timings are approximate)

 

Package 3​​ A comprehensive consultation                                        £575

Included in the cost:

  • An extended discussion (1 hour and 30 minutes) about your child's strengths, weaknesses and your immediate concerns

  • An extended session with your child (1 hour and 30 minutes) to include formal and informal assessment and observations on language and learning

  • A more thorough analysis (up to an hour) of existing reports or perspectives, from school, settings or other professionals

  • A (1 hour) discussion of findings, way forwards and next steps, including 'here and now' strategies/approaches to improve the situation 

  • A full strategy report (up to 6 pages), for you and others working with your child, outlining our perspectives

Any additional time that may be required will be charged at the hourly specialist rate

Recommended optional extras, charged at the hourly specialist rate:

  • Further work, discussion or training with school or setting staff

  • Further work talking with other family members, explaining findings or discussing concerns

  • Follow-up video consultation to discuss ongoing progress

(All timings are approximate)

 

Additional Costs where relevant

Our hourly specialist rate

Any work which makes reference to our hourly specialist rate will be charged at £80 per hour. Any additional work, of any kind, will be fully discussed and agreed with you, before commencement.

Pricing of individual work

Sometimes, either Ian or Helen will work individually, where this is necessary and in the best interests of your child. This will be charged at a rate of between £40 - £60 per hour depending on the novelty or demands of the work, and amount of bespoke preparation needed to develop and complete it. All costs and timescales will be fully discussed and agreed, in advance.

 

Telephone calls

Telephone calls that we make or receive in relation to your child will be free for the first 10 minutes and charged at £2.50 for each subsequent 5 minutes.

Letters to other professionals

Costs will be based on relevant information gathering and time to process, charged at the specialist hourly rate.

Cancellations

We will inform you within 24 hours advance of a need to cancel a consultation. You must also give us 24 hours cancellation notice. Should this not occur you will be invoiced for the whole cost of the consultation including mileage costs (if relevant).

Invoices

Consultation invoices will be sent electronically with the strategy list or report. Payment must be received electronically to the account named on the invoice. In the event that this is not possible, please contact us to arrange payment by post.

 

Payment must be received within 7 days of the invoice date before a 10% late payment charge is added to your invoice.

Mileage

This is charged at 45p per mile, as per the national HMI rate. This covers the fuel and accounts for some of our travel time. 

Please be aware that you will need to indicate that you have read and accept these charges before we start working with you.