September 11, 2020
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About Us

Early Start Australia | WA | Ellenbrook (formerly Stirling Speech and Allied Services) has been providing Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services in the North Eastern Perth metropolitan area since 2016. We provide therapy services to children and young people (birth to 17 years) and their families in our clinic, via Telehealth and also offer mobile services at home, childcare, pre-school and school.

Our team aims to work alongside you and your child to support participation in everyday life and focus on your goals and priorities. Our team have a variety of experience and training, including early intervention (under 7 years), mealtime challenges, AAC and more!

Programs we deliver

  • Early Intervention Assessment and Intervention (0-7 years)
  • Mealtime management / Fussy Eaters programs
  • Handwriting Assessment, Reporting and Therapy

Meet Our Principal

Carol Richmond
Practice Principal

Carol is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who joined Early Start Australia in 2021. Graduating from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy with Honours, she has a strong disability background in physical, neurological and developmental conditions. She brings extensive experience working with children and families in the not for profit, government and private provider settings across metropolitan and regional and remote Western Australia (WA). She is passionate about embedding therapy goals into everyday routines and supporting families to make informed decisions.

Carol is Practice Principal of the Ellenbrook and Stirling clinics.

Meet Our Team

Our team works to ensure our clients and their families can attain the best possible outcomes and work closely with families and teachers to enable them to make informed choices about their child’s or student’s management.

Our clinic focuses on the provision of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to children from 18 months to four years of age with developmental delays or diagnoses. The program has received international acclaim and we are proud to be one of few services offering the program in WA. This program is run by professionally trained Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists who provide a combination of intensive one-on-one therapy and small groups, working on all aspects of a child’s development.

Our team provides care for children and young people who have challenges with:

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


Occupational Therapists


Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologists


Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist

Clinic Admin


Clinic Administration


Clinic Administration

Please call us on 08 6296 2726 if you would like further information.


54A Mornington Parkway, Ellenbrook WA 6069