January 31, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | Vic | Camberwell (formerly Melvin Speech Pathology) is a paediatric speech pathology practice and has been providing assessments and treating preschool and school aged children for more than 30 years.

As a family centred practice, we focus on assisting parents to help their children. Comprehensive assessments and individual therapy plans are provided for all children, along with ongoing evaluation of progress.

In addition to individual assessment and therapy services, the clinic also offers a broad range of additional programs to complement our speech pathology services.

Our qualified team of speech pathologists work with children with a range of conditions including developmental delays, specific speech/language learning difficulties and those on the Autism Spectrum.

We deliver therapy services in our clinic, in the school environment and via telehealth.

Please call us on 03 9889 9010 if you would like further information.

Camberwell Clinic

1221 Toorak Road, Camberwell Victoria 3124, Australia

Meet our Practice Principal

Lara Lasnitzki
Practice Principal

Lara is an experienced clinician who has worked in private practice for over 16 years. She is enthusiastic about providing the best quality care for the families in her clinic and is constantly developing her skills in the latest evidence-based practice.

Lara brings particular enthusiasm and experience in working with children. Her experience includes working with children attending independent, public and Catholic schools, as well as early learning centres; and she has worked overseas in specialist schools for children with ASD.

She enjoys working as part of a collaborative team including parents, teachers, specialist support staff and multidisciplinary medical and allied health professionals. In this environment she works in optimising students’ language, literacy and social skills.