Are you a Veteran with speech, language and/or swallowing difficulties? Banter Speech & Language is now registered with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to provide some services free of charge to you:
- If you have a Gold Card, the DVA will fund speech pathology services available through DVA arrangements that meet your clinical needs.
- If you have a White Card, the DVA will fund speech pathology services required because of an accepted war or service-caused injury or disease. For example, where a White Card has been issued for malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety/depression or symptoms of an unidentifiable condition that arise within 15 years of your service, the DVA will fund speech pathology treatments related to such conditions.
For more information about DVA health cards, see: Gold Card and White Card. For speech pathology services you may be entitled to receive, see the DVA Speech Pathology Fact Sheet here. Please note that eligibility and other features of the DVA health card scheme change from time to time, so you should check the DVA website for the latest information.
If you are a Veteran who is not entitled to DVA-funded services for a speech, language or swallowing problem, Banter Speech & Language would be happy to offer you discounted speech pathology services – just give us a call. It’s a small way of thanking you for serving our country.
Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.
David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).