Outside the Square Psychology is a member of the Better Start Intervention Provider Panel


Parents of children diagnosed with:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Sight impairment, or Hearing Impairment
  • Rett's Syndrome

Prior to their 6th birthday may be able to access up to $6000 per annum, up to a maximum of $12,000 towards early intervention services with recognised providers. The funds are available until the child's 7th birthday.


To read more about the 'Better Start' initiative, including the early intervention funds, click here


To access the funds, parents must contact the Registration and Information Service (RIS) through Carers Australia on 1800 242 636.


To use the funds for services at Outside the Square Psychology, parents must provide their 'letter of introduction'.

Eligible Services for Better Start Early Intervention Funding


The federal department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) provides funds for children diagnosed with Sight Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome to access therapeutic interventions. Read more about this initiative in the panel to the left of the page. FaHCSIA will pay 100% of the cost of the services listed below. Add $25 to the cost of any first session to cover Better Start Administration fees.



Fliers for each individual workshop with descriptions of content and registration information can be found on the events page of this website. Eligible workshops include social skills, tackling sleep issues and toilet training.


Melbourne Workshops:

Click here to view Melb 2016 PD registration flier


Traralgon Workshops:

By invitation from agencies




Cognitive assessment for program planning purposes


(includes written report and recommendations)

Cost: $700.00  click here for a brochure


Adaptive Skills Assessment

Vineland Scales of Adaptive Behaviour- 2 Teacher Edition

(includes written report)

Cost: $400.00


Formal Behaviour Assessment

Child Behaviour Checklist (ASEBA)

(includes written report)

Cost $400.00





Sessional Behaviour Management Assistance


Help with tantrums, anxiety, aggression, eating, sleep, toileting, repetitive behaviours, play skills, social skills, or any other concern. Sessions can be at our office, at your home, childcare, kindergarten, school, or by telephone consultation.


50 minute session at our office (Burwood or Traralgon)  

Cost: $170.00


50 minute telephone consultation

Cost: $170.00


Home visit within 10kms of our offices

Cost: $340 for the first hour, $170 per subsequent hour

Additional travel $100 per hour (not covered by FaHCSIA)



Written Behaviour Plan


For 2-3 behaviours of concern

Cost: $240



Behaviour Management Package


• Initial comprehensive interview (1 hrs)

• Observation of the child at our office (approx. 1 hr)

• Written behaviour plan for 2-3 behaviours of concern

• Session to discuss implementation of the plan (1 hr)


Cost: $800.00


For more information about any Better Start Funded services at Outside the Square Psychology, phone

Burwood (03) 9808 3917, or Traralgon (03) 5176 6831.



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