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Fannie Bay

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Early Start Australia | NT | Fannie Bay (formerly OT for Kids NT) has been delivering therapy services to support children and young adults from Darwin, Palmerston and rural areas since 2010.

We provide Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to children and adolescents, from birth-age to 13 years.

Our services are delivered in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services in the home, school, community setting and remote visits.

For more information or to book an appointment contact us on 1300 372 439 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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Allied Health Assistants
An Allied Health Assistant works under the supervision of an Allied Health Professional to assist with therapeutic and program related activities.
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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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School Readiness
Support your child prior to commencing school or during school transitions to develop the skills they need to be confident and independent at school.
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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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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

7 Keith Lane
Fannie Bay NT 0820


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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:

The use of alternative augmentative communication (AAC) strategies can support people with communication difficulties.

Interventions are designed to achieve functional outcomes that support the child with what they want and need to do for healthy development, participation and independence.

Support your child prior to commencing school or during school transitions to develop the skills they need to be confident and independent at school.

We run small social skills groups for children experiencing difficulties fitting in at school or with their peers.

Meet our principal at Fannie Bay

Mercedes Fannie Bay

Mercedes Salazar

Practice Principal

Mercedes completed her BAppSc (Occupational Therapy) in 2012 in Colombia and moved to Australia the same year. Having lived in Sydney and Melbourne, Mercedes moved to Darwin chasing the sun and the lifestyle with her young family. Mercedes has specialist training and experience in Ayres Sensory Processing Assessment and Intervention, Feeding and Mealtime Management, Interoception, Motor Planning and Praxis, DIR floortime, and Trauma Informed Care. Mercedes values the importance of kindness, respect, neurodiversity affirming practice and positive team culture.

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