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Early Start Australia | Vic | Brighton (formerly Best Start Clinic) has been leading the way for paediatric allied health and for young children with Autism in Melbourne since 2009.

We were the first to bring the ground-breaking Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) program to Australian families and proudly offer the rigorous ESDM training that is required for professionals.

We provide Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to children and young people (0-18 years) in the Brighton area and believe in the enormous potential that lies within every child and young person.

When facing unknown challenges with your child, our multidisciplinary team will bring together the right interventions for your child and family. We know that parent and caregiver well-being plays an important part in improving a child’s outcomes and we want to work in partnership with you to help achieve your child’s goals.

For more information or to book an appointment contact us on 03 9596 8781 or submit a service enquiry.

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Early intervention therapies and services

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

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Support for learning and development, managing behaviours, emotions and thoughts and maintaining and improving mental health.
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Speech and Language Pathology
Support children and young adults with delayed speech and language to build communication, literacy, and social skills.
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Early Start Denver Model
ESDM therapy follows a play-based approach to support skills development for children with autism or similar developmental needs.
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Occupational Therapy
Help your child complete everyday tasks to the best of their ability by developing skills to overcome emotional, social and physical challenges.
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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
ABA therapy is used as an approach for autism support and other developmental conditions to improve social, communication and learning skills.
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We offer a range of assessments to support a formal diagnosis and identify areas for development to inform intervention strategies.
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Contact our clinic

186 Bay Street
Brighton VIC 3186


03 9596 8783

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Let's get started on your therapy journey. If you'd like to book an appointment or simply have a question get in touch today.

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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 clinical manager at Brighton

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Victoria Clarke

Clinical Manager

Victoria is a positive and enthusiastic Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and a Certified Early Start Denver Model Therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences and a Master of Speech Pathology. Victoria has previously completed studies of Applied Linguistics and Psychology.

Victoria has experience with paediatrics in hospitals, schools, private practice and community settings. Through these environments, she has worked in areas including genetic syndromes, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, stuttering, neurological conditions, learning difficulties, voice and swallowing, with skills in assessment and intervention. Although varied experience, Victoria has a real interest in early childhood communication, language and feeding development.

Victoria has a very holistic view of health and wellbeing, and is passionate about assisting children and their families, using a strengths-based family-centred approach.

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Early Start Australia is part of the APM Group, a global human services provider now enabling better lives for more than 1 million people each year. To view all current opportunities to join our team visit the APM Careers website by clicking the button below.

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