Early Start Australia | SA | Christies Beach (formerly Childhood Language and Speech Pathology) has been providing quality therapy services to the children and young people of Adelaide’s southern suburbs since 2007. We provide relationships-based Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, counselling and support coordination services to infants, children and young people (birth to 18 years). Our therapy services are delivered in the clinic, via Telehealth, and offer mobile services to childcare, kindergarten, school, at home and in community settings.
Programs we deliver
Meet Our Principal
Temika Harvey graduated from The University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy with First Degree Honours). Temika’s holds her clinical experience within the areas of disability and paediatrics.
Temika is passionate about using coaching techniques within her practice, empowering families to recognise their strengths and support them to problem solve challenges which arise. Where possible, Temika likes to use resources naturally found in a child’s environment to promote ongoing practice of skills outside of their therapy sessions.
Temika’s motivation, enthusiasm and innovation drives her to be continually challenging the status quo and explore the possibilities which exist for all of us.
Meet Our Team
We recognise that all children are unique and have different methods of learning. Our team provides goal setting with the involvement of families to facilitate the development of an individualised intervention program where goals are tailored to assist your child in reaching their full potential. Known as a quality service, our work in inspired by the words of Dr Stanley Greenspan, “Be supportive and gentle, and do it in the context of the family, remembering that each family is different.”
Our team is committed to continually expanding our knowledge to ensure we maintain best evidence-based practice for our clients. We strive to provide our families and carers with all the support and information they need to get the best early intervention for their child to succeed in therapy and their everyday environments.
Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:
- Developmental delay
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Fine motor difficulties
- Speech and Language development
Please call us on 08 8186 6188 if you would like further information.