Brighton

June 25, 2020
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Please note we also have clinics at Frankston, Geelong, Hawthorn, Preston and Sandringham.

Early Start Australia | Vic | Brighton (formerly Best Start Clinic) has been leading the way for paediatric allied health and for young children with Autism in Melbourne since 2009. We were the first to bring the ground-breaking Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) program to Australian families and proudly offer the rigorous ESDM training that is required for professionals.

We provide Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to children and young people (0-18 years) in the Brighton area and believe in the enormous potential that lies within every child and young person.

When facing unknown challenges with your child, our multidisciplinary team will bring together the right interventions for your child and family. We know that parent and caregiver well-being plays an important part in improving a child’s outcomes and we want to work in partnership with you to help achieve your child’s goals.

Meet Our Principal

Elizabeth Briggs
Clinical Manager

Elizabeth is a registered clinical psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and provides counselling services to children, adolescents and adults both at the clinic and at schools. Elizabeth’s professional interests are in Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, parenting support and childhood challenging behaviours.

Elizabeth has experience in early intervention and working with children on the autism spectrum. She has worked as an Applied Behaviour Analyst (ABA) therapist and program supervisor, and works with children and adults using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Behaviour Intervention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Elizabeth finds her work as a clinical psychologist rewarding and enjoys working with people from a variety of different backgrounds and life stages. She has a warm and supportive treatment approach and is dedicated to assisting her clients.

Meet Our Team

We were the first to bring the ground-breaking EDSM program to Australian families and offer the rigorous EDSM training that is required for professionals. We believe enormous potential lies within every child and young person. When facing unknown challenges with your child, our multidisciplinary team will bring together the right interventions for your child and family. We recognise that parent and caregiver well-being play an important part in improving a child’s outcomes and we want to work in partnership with you to help achieve their goals.

If your child has a known delay or need, or maybe you are wanting to simply explore some concerns, we can help. Whether it is individual therapy, a community program (support in kinder and school), parent coaching or via telehealth, we help find the mode of delivery that works for you and your child.

Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Developmental delay

  • Intellectual impairment

  • Other diagnosed disorders

Occupational Therapists

Hannah

Occupational Therapist

Shannon

Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologists

Christina

Speech Pathologist

Victoria

Speech Pathologist

Psychologists

Apeksha

Clinical Manager/Psychologist

Madison

Provisional Psychologist

Clinic Admin

Sarah

Practice Manager

Please call us on 03 9596 8781 if you would like further information.

Brighton

12 Warleigh Grove, Brighton Vic 3186