East Victoria Park

August 23, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | WA | East Victoria Park (formerly KZ Speech and OT) has been providing therapy services since 1992. We provide Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Skills and Positive Behaviour Support services to individuals with a wide range of ages and developmental disorders.

We deliver our services in our East Victoria Park based clinic, via Telehealth and also offer mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school, and other community settings. We have an outreach office in Albany and regular visiting services (plus Telehealth) to Broome, Moora, Wongan Hills, Katanning, Kojonup, Bunbury, Exmouth and Geraldton.

Meet Our Principal

Kathy Ziatas
Practice Principal

Kathy Ziatas has been privileged to work in speech pathology for over 35 years. She is committed to providing a quality service to individuals with communication needs and across this time has built a special care and interest for individuals with autism and related disorders. Kathy is passionate about multidisciplinary service delivery models and the integration of positive behaviour supports, person centered planning and service delivery to support individuals from childhood and into their adult lives.

Kathy has had the time and opportunity to complete training in Hanen, group therapy models, Positive Behaviour Support, Prompt, ADOS Diagnostic Assessment, Colourful Semantics and Attention Autism. Kathy completed her PhD thesis in the area of theory of mind and conversational competence. Having grown up in the country on farms Kathy has a strong commitment to provision of regional service. She is proud of the services provided by our regional and visiting clinicians throughout Western Australia. Kathy’s great pleasure is in working with the amazing families and wonderful therapists that make up the teams at the Salter Point and regional clinics.

Kathy and her husband Chris have four grown children, ten trout, five frogs, four adolescent tadpoles and one dog.

Kathy is Practice Principal of the Albany, Geraldton and Salter Point clinics.

Meet Our Team

Our clinical team is made up of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants. Our clinicians are trained and experienced in a wide range of therapies for children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, with language disorders, sensory/motor disorders, speech sound disorders and those with complex communication needs. We take a person and family centred approach to our therapy and support and utilise evidence based and evidence informed practice to match the profile and needs of individual and family.

Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual impairment
  • Literacy Support
  • Other diagnosed disorders

 

We are experienced in provision of the following service delivery models/programmes:

  • SOS Feeding
  • Attention Autism
  • AAC (LAMP, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, PoDD, PECS)
  • Sensory Profiling and Regulation
  • PROMPT
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Lee Silverman Voice Technique
  • Sounds Write/Talk 4 Writing
  • Positive Behaviour Supports

As a team we pride ourselves on the integration of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology in a totally multidisciplinary model.

Please call us on 08 9450 6939 if you would like further information.

East Victoria Park

734 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park WA, Australia

Unit 6, 81-89 Proudlove Parade, Albany WA 6330

75B Forrest Street, Geraldton, WA 6530