Our work is generously funded by charitable donations, and Brainwave subsidises most of the assessment cost for each child. The parental contribution requested for therapy would never be more than £500 for a one-day initial assessment. The parental contribution for the subsequent one-day reassessment, every 4-6 months, would be £400. You can see a full list of our fees below:

Assessment Type
(both face to face and Brainwave Online)
Price Deposit
Initial Assessment – 1 day – UK & Ireland (No sibling discount)
Initial Assessment – ½ day SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test)
Reassessment – 1 day – UK & Ireland (No sibling discount)
Reassessment – ½ day – UK & Ireland
Home Reassessment
Pre-Therapy Session Pathway Assessment
Therapy Session (Paid up front and booked in blocks)
£65 per hourUp front
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Prep/Rehab
Initial Assessment –
Reassessment –



Overseas families – We are happy to support families from outside of the UK, however, please note that our service is subsidised by fundraising for children living in the UK only, so those wishing to access from outside the UK will be charged at a non-subsidised rate.

Assessment Type
(both face to face and Brainwave Online)
Initial Assessment – Overseas£2000£200
Reassessment – Overseas (1 day)£1000£100

We appreciate that for some families these costs may be a barrier and therefore would encourage you to speak to one of our Family Facilitators, who will be able to provide information on potential sources of funding. Alternatively, see information below on grants.


We require a deposit when booking – the deposit is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. View our Cancellation Policy here.

Therapy Access Fund


We have made changes to the Therapy Access Fund (TAF), to enable more children and families to access our services during these challenging times.

This has only been made possible, due to the success of our fundraising team, and the generosity of our supporters, and will initially be in place for a limited number of families, until the 30 November 2023, or we run out of TAF funds, whichever comes first.  If you would like to find out more about our Therapy Access Fund, please contact us via email: therapyaccessfund@brainwave.org.uk

We understand the increasing financial pressures that many families are facing and to help with this, we offer a means-tested Therapy Access Fund (only available to those living in the UK) to help families that are eligible cover the cost of accessing our services.

Everyone attending Brainwave, is expected to pay a deposit to secure their appointment, including those who receive support from the Therapy Access Fund. If you feel you would struggle to pay a deposit, please contact us via email at this address: bookings@brainwave.org.uk

See summary below:

  • The household income threshold has been increased to under £70k.
  • There will be 100% support towards therapy costs for those under this income amount, however, a £50 deposit will be required by everyone.
  • You will not need to complete a TAF application form.
  • A self-assessment process will be implemented, as part of the enquiry form, with no need for income evidence to be provided.
  • A review will be carried out later this year, in terms of whether we can continue with this approach going forward.
  • Once eligibility is confirmed this support lasts at that level for 12 months, (unless your household income changes), and can be used for all appointments i.e. initial assessment and reassessment.

You may be eligible for financial support through a grant like Just4Children. 

You may be eligible for financial support through a grant like Just4Children. 

Travel Support Announcement

To help with the current cost of living crisis, we are now able to offer support towards travel costs, between your home and our Centre in the Southwest. To be eligible your household income must be less than £70k, as above and you need to  submit your claim within two weeks following your visit, and upload receipts (if claiming for public transport).

Please ask the team for more details, or complete the form via the link below:

Family Travel Expenses Fund

Turn2Us have a grant searching tool on their website here.