There are no hard and fast rules, and The Owl Centre will see any child that a parent or carer is concerned about. We have a wide range of specialists who can advise on practically every issue.
To provide some examples, private therapy can be valuable when:
For most disciplines, an assessment comes with a written report. For some, they are an optional extra, where reports are generally requested if the findings need to be shared with other professionals.
In so far as your assessment comes with a report, you should receive your copy within 1 week (for certain disciplines) and up to 3 weeks (for other disciplines) after your assessment appointment.
Please note that assessment reports for EHCP tribunals are not standard and require one of our medico-legally trained therapists to write them. They are, accordingly, more expensive than standard assessments.
Currently, we send out invoices by email at the end of each month for that month’s sessions. The invoice provides clients with an option to make an internet bank transfer or to send a cheque through the post.
We are unable to accept childcare vouchers as payment, nor can we currently take card payments over the ‘phone. We can, however, take payments from most medical insurers. Please liaise with your insurer to find out if they meet the full costs of our treatment, and whether you would pay us and claim back from them, or whether we should email our invoice to them.
After invoices are sent out, we ask families to pay within 15 days, and schools and other organisations to pay within 30 days.