September 11, 2020
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About Us

Early Start Australia | NSW | Chatswood (formerly Lift Off! Speech Language and Learning) has been providing services in the Chatswood area since 2010. We provide Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services to children and young people (12 months to 17 years) to support the development in their play, communication, self-care, and academic skills. Our therapy services are delivered in our clinic, via Telehealth and we offer mobile services at home, childcare/pre-school, and school.

Meet Our Principal

Rebecca Elliott
Practice Principal

Rebecca Elliot is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with a strong background in disability including physical, neurological, and developmental conditions. She has a keen interest in early intervention, the benefits of play and helping children and families achieve their goals and more. Rebecca believes in a family centred approach where the children and families have the most important role to play.

Rebecca is Practice Principal of the Chatswood and Epping clinics.

Meet Our Team

We appreciate that all children are unique and have different methods of learning. Specific assessment and goal setting with the involvement of families facilitate the development of an individualised intervention program where goals are tailored to assist your child in reaching their full potential.

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

Our team provides services for children and young people with:

  • Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke and traumatic and acquired brain injury
  • Genetic conditions including Down Syndrome and Achondroplasia
  • Low muscle tone
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social skills challenges
  • Feeding difficulties and oral sensory aversion
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Delayed speech and language development
  • Stuttering
  • Assistive technology/equipment prescription needs

Occupational Therapists


Occupational Therapist


Senior Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologists


Senior Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist

Clinic Admin


Clinic Administration


Clinic Manager


Clinic Manager

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


1-3 Havilah St, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia