Early Start Australia | Qld | Upper Mt Gravatt (formerly Boost Therapy) has been providing Occupational and Speech and language Pathology services in the Brisbane area since 2012. We provide therapy services to children and young adults (1 year to 18 years). Our services are delivered in our clinic, via Telehealth and offer mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school or at a home setting.
One of our therapists uses a therapy dog. Mochi is at the clinic on a Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have concerns about there being a trained therapy animal onsite, please contact our Practice Principal.
Please note, Upper Mt Gravatt clinic is located in an upstairs location without lift access. If you will find it difficult to access this clinic, telehealth or home-based services may be an option.
Programs we deliver
- Feeding Therapy
- Food Explorers for four to nine year olds
- Social Skills Groups
- Social Sporty Kids
- Toilet Training
- School Programs
- School Readiness Programs
- Fantastic Fingers Group
- Getting ready for High School
- Getting ready for Kindergarten
- Incredible Flexible You
- Prep Readiness
- Prep-Readiness Presentations
- Ready? Set? Prep! Program for School Readiness
Meet Our Principal
Christine is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, gaining her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from The University of Queensland in 2008.
She has worked with children across multiple settings including community-based services in rural areas, tertiary hospital settings and across government and private practice settings in Brisbane.
Christine has always been passionate about working with children and their families and has developed a special interest in working with children with Autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays.
She has specialist training and experience in DIR Floortime, Feeding and Mealtime Management, Toileting, Handwriting assessment and intervention and Symbolic and Imaginary Play.
Christine chases after her own two young children when she’s not working and also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee.
Christine joined Early Start Australia in 2018.
Meet Our Team
We recognise that families are the centre of a child’s world and our team is committed to empowering child and their family with the skills and knowledge to maximise the child’s potential. Through team collaboration and our warm and responsive approach, we aim to help children and their families develop skills and confidence needed to participate in activities and thrive in life.
Our clinic has occupational therapists trained in SOS feeding and/or DIR/Floortime and use the Interoception curriculum within therapy sessions. We have speech pathologists that have had training in Hanen, the Lidcombe program, PROMT, PECS and PODD.
We also have a trained Therapy Dog, Mochi, who works alongside our passionate OT, Megan, to promote participation and engagement in therapy and support social, emotional and cognitive functioning.
Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Developmental delay
- Intellectual impairment
- Other diagnosed disorders
(Please note: The Upper Mount Gravatt clinic is located on the first floor with no lift access. Telehealth or mobile services are offered at this clinic.)
Please call us on 07 5689 5604 if you would like further information.