Bondi Junction

September 6, 2021
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About Us

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.

Programs we deliver

(Speech Pathology only)

  • School Holiday Intensives
    • Preschool Parent Information Presentations
    • Preschool Screening Assessments
    • Preschool – School Readiness Groups

Meet Our Principal

Kim Upshon
Practice 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).

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
  • Speech
  • Stuttering / Fluency
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Anomalies
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delay

Occupational Therapists

Sarah

Senior Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologists

Isabella

Speech Pathologist

Heidi

Senior Speech Pathologist

Therapy Assistants

Dassi

Therapy Assistant

Clinic Admin

Colette

Clinic Administration

Please call us on 02 9386 0272 if you would like further information.

Bondi Junction

Level 1, Suite 102, 35 Spring Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022