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Early Start Australia | Vic | Mornington (formerly Joy Paediatric Therapy Services) has been providing services to preschool and school aged children on the Mornington Peninsula since 2007.

We offer both individual and group programs at our Somerville clinic as well as community-based appointments and telehealth. We are committed to family centred therapy and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children and families.

Your child’s ability to communicate and participate in their daily lives is important business. Therefore, speech therapy and occupational therapy shouldn’t feel like hard work or be a frustrating chore for your child.

We ensure our sessions are fun and inclusive for all involved.

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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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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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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2 Park Lane
Somerville VIC 3912


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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:

  • Pencil Grip
  • Attention and Listening Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills and Coordination
  • Self Care
  • Expressing their Ideas
  • Understanding Language
  • Social Skills and using Social Language with Peers
  • Phonological Awareness

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

Meet our principal at Mornington

Sarah Mornington OT e1671436719795

Sarah Wells

Practice Principal

Sarah is an Occupational Therapist and entered the profession due to her love of helping others and supporting children grow to achieve their goals in fun and creative ways.

She finds it rewarding to watch children overcome their challenges and celebrate their achievements; and will always strive to support their development in collaboration with families, teachers and other professionals, maximising their potential.

Outside of work you will find Sarah at the local shops and cafés with friends, family and her dog Archie.  

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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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