September 2, 2020
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About Us

Early Start Australia | NSW | Penrith (formerly Skills for Kids) has been providing Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services for over 20 years to the Penrith 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.

We work closely with parents and teachers to increase children’s confidence and independent participation in their home, classroom, playground and community contexts.

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.

Please call us on 02 4739 0267 if you would like further information.

Penrith Clinic

580 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750

Meet our Practice Principal

Stephanie Baker
Practice Principal

Stephanie graduated from The University of Sydney in 1989 as an Occupational Therapist and worked with infants, children and young people in a variety of settings before commencing at Skills for Kids in 2002.

Stephanie has completed postgraduate study at The University of Sydney in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing, executive functioning (including the Perceive Recall Plan Perform System of Task Analysis), imaginative play, written expression and goal-directed training of hand function.

Stephanie continues to enjoy working with children of all ages. She and her team are passionate about the importance of a collaborative, evidence-based approach to ensure that therapy goals and strategies are those that are most meaningful and effective for maximising children’s participation in their everyday environments.

Stephanie joined Early Start Australia in 2019.