March 11, 2021
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ESA is excited to announce the opening of a new clinic in Epping, NSW in April.

Early Start Australia | NSW | Epping is a new service set up in 2021 which provides Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy services to the Epping area.

We provide clinic-based services, telehealth, and sessions in the school setting to children and young adults from two years of age to 18 years to assist in developing their play, communication, self-care and academic skills.

We work closely with families, carers and teachers to increase children’s confidence and independent participation in their home, classroom, playground and community contexts. 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 the child in reaching their full potential.

Our therapists are experienced in working with children and young people with Autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning difficulties, intellectual disability, and disorders of speech, language and coordination. Our intervention focuses on skills mastery and includes executive functioning and sensory processing approaches.

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.

Programs we deliver

Coming soon

Please call us on 02 9064 5050 if you would like further information.

Epping Clinic

16-18 Bridge Street, Epping NSW 2121, Australia

Meet our Practice Principal

Conor Hickey
Practice Principal

Conor is an Occupational Therapist and joined Early Start Australia in 2021. Originally from Ireland, Conor moved to the UK in 2010 where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise, and Sport Studies, and went on to work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Conor completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and as part of his thesis, he conducted an in-depth analysis of interactive video games as a therapeutic tool for Global Developmental Delay. Conor continued his work in London where he took on his first lead Occupational Therapist role and supported accommodation units for a charity organisation.

Conor moved to Australia in 2019 and during his time here has worked for non-government organisations and not-for profit organisations. Since arriving in Australia, he has also received accreditation as a Behavioural Support Practitioner.

Conor has a strong background in mental health and developmental conditions, and a passion for providing personalised and high-quality therapy and support to families. He utilises a family centred approach and believes family should be involved in every step of the journey where possible.

Outside work, Conor leads an active lifestyle and spends his weekends playing golf, soccer and spending time at the beach. He also plays on a hurling team, enjoys watching sport and likes to spend time with his friends visiting new places in Sydney.