September 2, 2020
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About Us

Early Start Australia | Qld | Toowong (formerly Synchrony OT) has been providing Occupational Therapy services to the Toowong area since 2013.

Our service supports families and assists children, three to 18 years of age, to be confident, happy, successful and independent.

We provide services where it is most convenient for you; either in our clinic or opt for mobile sessions at home, school or kindy.

We have experience in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Intellectual Impairment and a wide range of other learning difficulties.

Please call us on 07 3736 8690 if you would like further information.

Toowong Clinic

L1-3, 524 Milton Road, Toowong Qld 4066

Meet our Practice Principal

Nicole Grant
Practice Principal

Nicole is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She founded Gateway Therapies in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs in 2011, which became part of the Early Start Australia group in 2018.

Nicole completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) in 2000 at the University of Southern Queensland, and then a Master of Occupational Therapy Studies (2002) and Doctor of Philosophy (2016), both at The University of Queensland. In 2017 she was awarded a Dean’s Award from The University of Queensland for her research which focused on helping parents of children newly diagnosed with Autism to make intervention decisions. She has additional training in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which is an Autism-specific intervention approach.

Nicole still actively contributes to research in the field of Autism through her role as a member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) and is a reviewer for highly regarded medical journals such as the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD). She is particularly passionate about implementing research into clinical practice.

Nicole is a mum of two young teenage girls, and has firsthand experience parenting a child on the Autism spectrum. She is also passionate about Animal-Assisted Therapy and Darcy, the family Golden Retriever (a trained Therapy Dog) often visits the ESA Murarrie clinic, much to the delight of our young clients.