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Early Start Australia | SA | Hindmarsh (formerly Develop Therapy Services) is a multi-disciplinary, community-based practice providing services to individuals up to 65 years of age.

Our practice was established in 2011 to deliver responsive, family-centred, relationship-based therapy. 

Our staff have experience working with people who have diagnosed disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Downs and other Chromosomal Syndromes, Dyspraxia, Acquired Brain Injuries, and Language Disorders.

We work collaboratively to support positive outcomes for each individual.

Our therapists are experienced in:

  • working within a trauma informed approach
  • working with individuals within culturally diverse communities
  • using translators in service provision
  • working respectfully within the ATSI Community.

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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Developmental Education
Developmental Educators work with people who have disabilities on developing their strengths to enhance their quality of life.
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Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy is provided in warm accessible pools by Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists or therapy assistants under the direction of professional staff.
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Support to maximise the lower limb health of your child enabling them to develop, move and participate with greater comfort and success.
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Help maximise physical and gross motor developing including rolling, sitting, crawling and walking for children with orthopaedic, neurological or genetic conditions.
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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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Social work
With training in counselling, child wellbeing and family support, social workers can help improve emotional and social wellbeing and manage issues or difficulties in life.
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Group therapy
Facilitated by our therapists, group programs are a fun way to meet others and create connections while learning and developing skills.
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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

214 Port Road
Hindmarsh SA 5007


Clinic Phone
New Clients Phone


08 8346 9798

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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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Meet our principal at Hindmarsh

Alison Hindmarsh

Alison Copley

Practice Principal

Alison graduated from the University of South Australia in 1993 with qualifications in occupational therapy.

She has over 30 years’ experience working across rural and remote, community, hospital settings, and the education sector with children and families.

She specialises in working within complex situations, to develop the strengths of the individual and their supporting network.

Alison also provides specialist input into national advisory groups related to Autism.

We’re hiring!

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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