Tasmania – North

November 25, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | Tas | North (formerly MouthWorks Therapy Centre) has been providing therapy services for Tasmanians across the greater Launceston region since 2018.

We provide in-clinic services for all ages for Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Early Intervention, Art Therapy, and Counselling at our main clinic in the city centre on Paterson St. We also provide offsite appointments for all of our services which can be arranged at home or school, or at our satellite locations in Ravenswood and Georgetown.

We can also provide any of our services statewide via telehealth.

Services we deliver

Our team works together with you, our local therapists and Allied Health Assistants to support you to access all of our services – no matter where they are based across the state.  At this centre, the following services are based at this clinic:

Programs we deliver

For children:

  • Assistive technology and equipment prescription
  • School readiness programs
  • LEGO groups
  • Messy Play groups
  • Early Intervention Assessment and Treatment
  • Home exercise programs
  • Art therapy groups
  • Cooking groups
  • Nutrition advice and support
  • Weight management support
  • Social skills groups for preschool, school aged and adolescents
  • School holiday intensive camps
  • Early Intervention intensive therapy group programs
  • Food therapy for all ages
  • Literacy programs
  • Early language programs
  • Handwriting therapy
  • School programs
  • Toilet training
  • Sensory assessment and regulation therapy
  • Stuttering treatment
  • Voice therapy
  • Oral Myology

For adults:

  • Nutrition advice and support
  • Practical cooking and nutrition skills groups
  • Literacy programs
  • Oncology (cancer) support
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Aged Care assessments
  • Chronic Diseases therapy
  • Palliative Care services
  • Mealtime Management services (swallowing assessment, treatment, and management)
  • Seating Clinic
  • Music and movement programs
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) for voice difficulties with Parkinsons Disease
  • Voice therapy
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescription
  • Powered mobility assessment
  • Music Therapy for anxiety reduction, self-expression, pain management and mental health

Meet Our Principal

Holly Puckering
Practice Principal

Holly Puckering is a Certified Speech Language Pathologist who has worked across early intervention, school, hospital and community settings with both children and adults for the past 17 years.  Holly founded MouthWorks Therapy Centre in 2010 and grew the practice with a large multi-disciplinary team to cover all of Tasmania - both in metropolitan and rural areas spanning from Dover to King Island.

Holly has a passion for providing excellent communication and swallowing therapy for every person, of any age, and has worked extensively with children and adults with swallowing problems or eating difficulties - regardless of their medical condition or diagnosis.  With an emphasis on strength in diversity and holistic care, Holly enjoys working with person centred care at the centre of practice and within a network of supportive health professionals around each client.

As such, MouthWorks was well regarded for innovative multi-disciplinary care and incorporates Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychology, Counselling and Early Childhood Teaching professionals, supported by a large network of Allied Health Assistants and support staff.  MouthWorks joined the Early Start Australia network in 2021 and continues to provide multi-disciplinary rural, regional and metro services for all Tasmanians, from infants and early childhood care through to caring for older persons and for adults living with disability in our community.

Meet Our Team

Please call us on 1300 326 172 if you would like further information.

Tasmania – North

1A/75 Paterson Street,
Launceston Tas 7250

George Town Child & Family Centre,
12 Elizabeth Street,
Georgetown Tas 7253

Ravenswood Child & Family Centre,
8 Prossers Forest Road,
Ravenswood Tas 7250