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Our Oakleigh clinic brings together two Early Start clinic locations (formerly, Speech4Kids Speech Pathology in Ormond and Fired Up People in Malvern East).

We have been providing Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to the South East of Melbourne since 2009.

We offer services for children aged between 0-18 who present with a wide variety of needs and have extensive experience in dealing with children and families presenting with ASD.

We deliver our services in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services at childcare, preschool, and school settings. We also run intensive programs during the school holidays.

Our team brings experience and energy to deliver evidence-based OT and Speech Pathology assessment and intervention. Our family-centred approach to therapy aims to empower kids and families to reach their goals.

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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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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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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2/20 Atherton Road
Oakleigh VIC 3166


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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:

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.

Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets is an approach to speech disorders that encompasses the use of physical prompts to give a client sensory feedback about the positioning of their lips, tongue and jaw.

Facilitated by our therapists, group programs are a fun way to meet others and create connections while learning and developing skills.

Feuerstein programs are a powerful way to help people of all ages understand their emotions, think more flexibly and improve their decision-making skills. 

We can provide tailored handwriting therapy and remediation programs to assist your child to become a more confident and efficient writer.

We can provide tailored handwriting therapy and remediation programs to assist your child to become a more confident and efficient writer.

Meet our principal at Oakleigh

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Brooke Perrin

Practice Principal

Brooke has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Speech Pathology, and is the Practice Principal and Senior Speech Pathologist at our Camberwell and Oakleigh clinics. She has worked with clients in all stages of the life span with an aim to assist her clients achieve their communication goals in ways that are fun and functional, for them and their support network. Brooke’s positive nature and ability to make quick connections with those around her ensures her clients, their families and teams feel supported and understood.

Brooke has gained a large and continuing skillset in a range of areas. Not only does Brooke provide individual therapy sessions, but she also thrives in running a number of groups with preschool and school age children (and previously with adults). These groups have been run in areas including social skills, language skills, literacy, corporate networking and soft skills, and vocal health.

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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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