February 21, 2022
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About Us

Early Start Australia | VIC | Canterbury (formerly Clarity Plus Speech Pathology) has been established for 25 years in and around Camberwell and the Melbourne metropolitan area. We specialise in assessing and working with children and adolescents who experience communication and literacy difficulties.

Our philosophy is to work in partnership with parents and teachers to provide current, evidenced-informed speech and language therapy in a friendly, supportive environment. We offer a broad range of services including individual and group sessions.

Meet Our Senior Speech Pathologist

Loretta Blackall
Senior Speech Pathologist

Loretta is a Senior Speech Pathologist who has over 40 years’ experience in Private Practice and Educational settings. She enjoys building close working relationships with the children and families with whom she works, as well as establishing collaborative working partnerships with staff at the various educational facilities she visits. Loretta has broad experience in many aspects of Paediatric Speech Pathology with particular interest in supporting students with social communication difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

A quote that resonates with Loretta is “When action meets compassion, lives change”.

Meet Our Team

We have a team of friendly therapists who are focused on developing and improving children’s communication. We are experienced in assessing and treating speech, language, Autism Spectrum and learning difficulties.

Our therapists aim to make each session engaging and fun for young children whilst ensuring that their speech and language goals are addressed. We encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s therapy and provide advice for home practice.

We are experienced in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental delays
  • Delayed or unclear speech
  • Dyspraxia
  • Stuttering
  • Language skills including comprehension and expressive language
  • Learning difficulties (reading, writing and spelling)
  • Social/pragmatic skills


Speech Pathologists


Speech Pathologist


Senior Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist


Senior Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist

Clinic Admin


Clinic Administration


Clinic Administration

Please call us on 03 9880 7183 if you would like further information.


742 Riversdale Road, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia