October 11, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | VIC | Werribee (formerly Children’s Speech & OT) has been providing occupation therapy and speech pathology services for children and their families in the Western suburbs of Melbourne since 2018. We provide services to children aged two to 16 years in our clinic, via Telehealth and we offer mobile services at childcare, pre-school, school and in home settings.

Programs we deliver

  • School Readiness Programs
    • Drama and movement
    • Early years skill building
    • Little Steps
    • Play Skills
    • Preschool groups
    • School aged groups
    • SOS feeding therapy for picky and fussy eaters
    • Story creating and writing
    • Time to learn
    • Tots chat and play

Meet Our Principal

Mary Speirs
Practice Principal

Mary Speirs has a long history of providing speech pathology services in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne and is passionate about advocating for her clients in childcare, kindergarten and school settings. Mary has become well known as a highly experienced, thoughtful and passionate practitioner, and is sought after for her skills in assessment, diagnosis and therapy.

Mary has specialised in early communication challenges, stuttering and ASD, and enjoys working across age ranges and attends regular professional development to keep her skills updated.

Mary also provides high quality supervision and internal professional development to her team with the aim of developing a team of highly skilled practitioners.

Mary is trained in:

  • Hanen: It takes Two
  • Hanen: More than Words
  • Hanen: Talkability
  • Zones of Regulation, Leah Kuypers
  • Social Thinking
  • We Thinkers
  • Social Detective
  • SuperFlex
  • DIR Floortime- Sensory Connections
  • Lidcombe Stuttering Therapy

Meet Our Team

We have been passionately providing speech and occupational services to children and young people (2-16years) in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne since 2018. Our team places the child and family at the centre of their practice.  We pride ourselves on ensuring that families have support to gain the information and strategies to continue to work with their children at home.

Our team is experienced in working with a diverse range of conditions such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Language Delay
  • Support with developing daily living skills, fine and gross motor skills
  • Executive Functioning difficulties

Please call us on 03 9731 7583 if you would like further information.


25/2-14 Station Place, Werribee VIC 3030, Australia