Early Start Australia Occupational Therapy Service

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Early Start Australia provides fun and friendly therapy services to children and their families across Australia. In the southeast Queensland region alone, they have nine therapy clinics providing both in-clinic and mobile occupational therapy services, which means there is likely to be a therapist near you!

Early Start Australia’s therapists are highly trained and experienced health professionals and are particularly skilled working with children with developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing challenges and more. Their multi-disciplinary teams include occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, dietitians, physiotherapists and allied health assistants.

Immediate availability

With nine clinics catering to occupational therapy in Queensland’s southeast (six in the Greater Brisbane area), there’s likely to be an Early Start Australia therapy clinic near you. Early Start Australia have an extensive network of therapists across the region, which means that their helpful client services team can find an occupational therapy appointment for you immediately. No waiting!

Occupational Therapy Services

If you have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s development, Early Start Australia’s occupational therapists can help. Early Start Australia’s occupational therapists can assist with a range of challenges your child may be experiencing, including in the areas of:

  • Physical development
  • Achievement of early milestones
  • Social skills and communication
  • Eating and feeding
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Emotional regulation
  • Sensory function
  • Daily living skills e.g. dressing and toileting
  • Mental health

Support with diagnosis and access to funding

Early Start Australia’s occupational therapists provide comprehensive assessment and screening services.

If you would like your child to be assessed for a possible autism or other diagnosis, Early Start Australia’s therapists can assist. Comprehensive assessment reports provided by your therapist or multi-disciplinary therapy team can assist your child’s doctors with their diagnosis.

Early Start Australia’s therapists are experienced with writing reports supporting NDIS Access Requests and are happy to communicate with NDIS representatives to provide additional information regarding your child’s needs.

Early Start Australia’s therapists provide on-site preschool and prep screens, and work closely with early childhood centres and schools in and around Brisbane.

Multiple funding options available

Early Start Australia is an approved NDIS provider and provider of Early Childhood Early Intervention services, which means that children and young adults with NDIS funding can access fully funded therapy.

Early Start Australia’s therapists are registered Medicare Providers. Children eligible for a relevant Medicare referral or who have allied health services covered in their private health fund cover can receive a rebate for services.

Flexible services to meet the needs of your child and family

Early Start Australia has well-appointed and welcoming clinic facilities, however if you need a therapist to come to you or to your child’s school or childcare centre they offer a mobile therapy service too.

Can’t attend an in-person appointment, or do you live in a rural or remote location? Early Start Australia offers telehealth appointments. Their therapists are very skilled in engaging children during online therapy, and can also offer parent coaching and support online too.

Group programs

Early Start Australia regularly runs group therapy programs, which focus on a range of areas such as helping kids to make friends, developing their social skills (eg. conversations, reading body language) or getting ready to start school.

Holiday and after school groups are a particularly great way to practice learned skills, tackle and overcome a new challenge, and connect with other children and families who understand your journey.

Highly skilled and experienced therapists

Early Start Australia’s Queensland team includes occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, dietitians, physiotherapists and allied health assistants who are all trained specifically to work with children and young people.

Their therapists all participate in ongoing professional development, specialised training, and supervision to ensure they are providing your child with the best possible service that is underpinned by research evidence and best practice principles.

Testimonials

Due to AHPRA regulations, health services are unable to obtain testimonials, however a great indication of a health service can be gained from staff testimonials. Click here to read more about the business and read some staff testimonials for Early Start Australia.

To find out more about how Early Start Australia can help your family with their Occupational Therapy Services, head to the Early Start Australia website.

 

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