Early Start Australia | NSW | Bondi Junction (formerly Lighthouse Speech Pathology Centre) has provided Speech Pathology services since 2008 across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches, as well as in Gungahlin, Canberra. We provide Speech Pathology services for our clients (6 months – 18 years) in our clinic, local preschools, schools and at home. We provide Telehealth therapy for those further afield and holiday intensives are also available.
Meet Our Principal
Kim is a Speech Pathologist and founded Lighthouse Speech Pathology Centre in 2008. In 2021, Lighthouse Speech Pathology Centre joined Early Start Australia (ESA).
Kim has over 22 years of experience gained in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. After graduating in 1997 with a dual degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy, Kim practised as both a Speech Pathologist and Audiologist in South Africa before relocating to England where she furthered her experience in hospitals, special schools, community clinics and private practice, specifically as a Speech Pathologist.
Upon immigrating to Australia in 2007, Kim continued to practise as a Speech Pathologist and founded Lighthouse Speech Pathology Centre the year after. Passionate about empowering children with speech and language, Kim has worked primarily in Paediatrics with extensive experience in children with speech disorders related to Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Anomalies. She has a special interest in this area of speech intervention and offers a second opinion service to other Speech Pathologists. Kim also takes great pride in developing her dedicated team of Speech Pathologists.
Kim is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and is registered with Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). She is also an International Affiliate member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Meet Our Team
Our team is equipped with outstanding tertiary qualifications and are committed to ongoing professional development in order to stay abreast of the most up to date methods and techniques within their field.
Our Speech Pathologists provide services to support children of all ages in the following areas:
- Early Language Acquisition
- Oral and Written Language
- Stuttering / Fluency
- Phonological Awareness
- Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Anomalies
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Developmental Delay
Please call us on 02 9386 0272 if you would like further information.