Music therapy can be funded through the NDIS. Our practice is specialised in this area, and able to design programs aligned with your NDIS plan.
In order for your sessions to be funded as part of your NDIS plan, the following criteria need to be met. More information can be found on the NDIS website.
To qualify for funding, music therapy sessions must help address your NDIS goals. In initial sessions, our therapist will work with you (the client and their family members, support workers or representatives) to understand your individual situation. The therapist will look at your NDIS goals to develop a program that directly supports you in working towards them, and provide a written assessment outlining this.
A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) is a music therapist who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association. Music therapy is recognised as an allied health profession with specialised training requirements equivalent to that of physiotherapists, speech therapists or occupational therapists. Max Schollar-Root at The Hills Music Therapy is an RMT (read more about his qualifications and experience here).
In order to have your sessions funded through the NDIS, you must have funds allocated under Therapeutic Supports/Capacity Building Daily (support item number: 15_056_0128_1_3) within your plan. As needed, we offer the relevant progress reports and letters of support to assist you in securing and maintaining funding for music therapy.
For a support to be considered reasonable and necessary, it must be likely to provide you with benefit in relation to your disability, represent value for money, and avoid doubling up with other supports you are receiving. There is an established body of research indicating the benefits of music therapy across a very wide range of therapeutic applications, and our therapist will work with you to determine how it can support your individual needs. Our fees are based on the current standard in the allied health professions and pricing guidelines provided by the NDIS.