September 11, 2020
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About Us

Please note we also have clinics at Armadale and Ellenbrook.

The Early Start Australia | WA |Stirling clinic (formerly Stirling Speech and Allied Services) opened in January 2020 and assists children and young adults (0-18 years) within the northern metropolitan area of Perth, with a special emphasis on the Early Start Denver Model.

The clinic focusses 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.

In addition, we see children and young adults for other types of speech therapy and occupational therapy.

We work to ensure our clients and their families to 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. The most appropriate and enjoyable activities are presented to our clients and their families to assist with therapy engagement and home practice.

We provide services in the clinic, via telehealth and provide services at school, home and child care.

Please call us on 08 6559 7004 if you would like further information.

Stirling Clinic

Level 1, 31 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021

Meet our Practice 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).

In former management roles, Carol has had the opportunity to lead and grow diverse teams, explore and implement service improvement initiatives, and manage transitions into NDIS. She also brings with her policy experience, supporting state mainstream agencies with the transition to NDIS, development of the WA State Disability Strategy and Action Plan and providing advice to the community care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carol’s work as a Practice Principal at Early Start Australia involves providing leadership to the therapy and administrative teams to provide evidence-based early intervention and therapy services to children, young adults and their families. She is passionate about embedding therapy goals into everyday routines and supporting families to make informed decisions.