September 11, 2020
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About Us

Please note we have moved. Our new clinic is at 1-3 Havilah Street, Chatswood. 

Early Start Australia | NSW | Chatswood (formerly Lift Off! Speech Language and Learning) has been providing Speech and Language Pathology services to the Chatswood area since 2010, and more recently Occupational Therapy services.

Our services support children and young people (12 months to 17 years) in developing their play, communication, self care and academic skills.

We recognise that no child’s method of learning is the same. Specific assessment and goal setting in conjunction with families facilitate the development of an individualised intervention program, where goals are tailored to assist your child in reaching their full potential.

Conditions we often see include:

  • Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
  • Genetic conditions including Down Syndrome and Achondroplasia.
  • Low muscle tone
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Feeding Difficulties and oral sensory aversion
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Speech and Language development
  • Stuttering

Our holistic approach ensures that our programs support learning across all environments including home and school where we provide our client with the skills to play and communicate and help develop independence so they can succeed and progress with confidence.

We deliver therapy services in our clinic, via Telehealth and also offer day care, preschool and school visits.

Please call us on 02 9411 1785 if you would like further information.

Chatswood Clinic

1-3 Havilah St, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia

Meet our Practice Principal

Rebecca Elliott
Practice Principal

Rebecca is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who joined Early Start Australia in 2020 with a strong disability background in physical, neurological and developmental conditions. She has worked in community, non-government and tertiary paediatric hospital settings, working with variety of children including those with a diagnosis of Spina Bifida and Brain Injury, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2004 at the University of Western Sydney. In 2017 Rebecca presented at the Spina Bifida World Congress in San Diego on Early Cognitive Children with Spina Bifida.

Rebecca has a keen interest in early intervention, the benefits of play and helping children and families achieve all their goals and more. She believes in a family centred approach where the children and families have the most important role to play.

When not at Early Start Australia, she can be found outdoors either cheering her children on at their sporting fields or off camping with her family, often somewhere by the beach or with a warm campfire (and marshmallows).