January 31, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | VIC | Camberwell (formerly Melvin Speech Pathology) is a Paediatric Speech and Language Pathology practice that has been providing therapy services for more than 30 years to preschool and school aged children. We deliver our services in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services at childcare, preschool and school settings.

Meet Our Principal

Lara Lasnitzki
Practice Principal

Lara Lasnitzki is an experienced clinician who has worked in private practice for over 20 years. She is enthusiastic about providing the best quality care for the families in her clinics and is constantly developing her skills in the latest evidence-based practice. Lara’s experience includes working with children attending independent, public and Catholic schools, as well as early learning centres and specialist schools for children with ASD. She brings particular enthusiasm working with children and enjoys working as part of a collaborative team including parents, teachers, specialist support staff and multidisciplinary medical and allied health professionals.

Lara is Practice Principal of the Camberwell, Malvern East and Ormond clinics.

Meet Our Team

As a family centred practice, we focus on assisting parents to provide support for their child. We provide comprehensive assessments and individuals therapy plans are provided for all children, along with ongoing evaluation of progress. Our team is dedicated to working with clients and assist them in reaching their potential through collaborative methods in providing quality care. In addition, the clinic offers a broad range of additional programs to complement our Speech Pathology services.

Our team works with children with a range of conditions including:

  • Developmental delays
  • Specific speech and language learning difficulties
  • And children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


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


1221 Toorak Road, Camberwell Victoria 3124, Australia