Ashmore

Supporting your therapy journey on the Gold Coast.

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Early Start Australia Ashmore provides occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology and physiotherapy services to children and teens (birth to 18 years).

We have been providing quality therapy services to the Gold Coast region and Northern NSW since 2013. Our services are delivered in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school or in a home setting.

We provide therapy for children and their caregivers with the goal of building their capacity and understanding for self-management into the future.

We work with children as they develop, ranging from singular areas of difficulty through to more complex disability. We provide evidence supported practices for children with neurodevelopmental conditions including the autism spectrum, ADHD, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, speech and language difficulties, motor coordination and muscular disorders, intellectual impairment, learning difficulties and sensory processing challenges.

Our psychology service provides support for mental health challenges and proactive supports for mental wellbeing. Mental health challenges include anxiety, depression, behaviours of concern, trauma and attachment issues. Mental wellbeing can be proactively prepared for through developing resilience and preparing for times of change and transitions in life.

We work in a family centred model of practice which is a collaborative approach that involves working in partnership with families to better understand their unique circumstances and decide on supports and intervention that best suits the child and family they are part of.

Having multiple professionals and disciplines working together we can provide comprehensive collaborative family centred service to children and families from within the one therapy service

For more information or to book an appointment contact us on 1300 372 439 or submit a service enquiry.

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Clinic contact details

Shop C2, Ashmore City Shopping Centre, 206 Currumburra Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

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03 9596 8783
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Immediate availability for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Psychology. Contact the clinic to book an appointment today.

How we can help

No matter where you’re at on your therapy journey, we offer a range of services, programs and evidenced-based therapies to realise your goals.

Please note, available services and programs vary between clinics, so please check with your local clinic about their therapy services.

Programs

As part of your therapy journey your therapist we may recommend some specific therapy programs to assist in achieving your goals including:

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Meet our principal at Ashmore

Lara Ashmore Coomera

Lara Moes

Practice Principal

Lara is an Occupational Therapist and began Grow On Children’s Therapy on the Gold Coast in 2013. In 2018, Grow On Children’s Therapy joined Early Start Australia.

Lara graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2001. For the past 12 years Lara has worked in private practice providing occupational therapy for children. Prior to this, she spent six years with Queensland Health working in hospitals and community health, in the field of neurological rehabilitation and developmental paediatrics.

Lara loves connecting with children and their caregivers and is particularly interested in early intervention and helping with the practical problems that children often face such as feeding, sleeping and toileting. She has training and experience in the DIR Floortime and Early Start Denver Model for early intervention, as well as in the areas of Paediatric Continence and Toilet Training, Feeding and Mealtime Management (S.O.S. and Sensational Mealtimes approaches), the CO-OP Approach for skill acquisition, Sensory Processing Assessment and Intervention, Social Thinking and Play Skills.

Lara’s work as a Practice Principal at Early Start Australia involves providing leadership to the therapy and support teams and continuing to communicate with and support the families who partner with Early Start Australia for therapy.

Lara lives with her husband Brian, who is also part of the Early Start Australia team, and their three school age children. Before moving to the Gold Coast in 2013, Lara and her family lived in a rural town and were very involved in the outdoor education community.

In 2018, Lara was able to realise a long held vision, creating with her therapy team, an annual outdoor adventure and therapy camp for children. This camp is named Camp Jimbelung, using the word for ‘friend’ in the local Yugambeh dialect.

Lara is Practice Principal of the Ashmore, Coomera and Springfield clinics.

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Clinic contact details

Shop C2, Ashmore City Shopping Centre, 206 Currumburra Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

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Clinic Phone
New Clients Phone

Fax

03 9596 8783

Opening hours

Monday : 8am - 5pm
Tuesday : 8am - 5pm
Wednesday : 8am - 5pm
Thursday : 8am - 5pm
Friday : 8am - 5pm