• Speech Pathology

    At Bright Start, our Speech Pathologists will provide comprehensive assessments, treatments and consultations for children and adolescents with speech, language and/or swallowing difficulties.

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  • Occupational Therapy

    Our Paediatric Occupational Therapists assess and develop the skills a child needs to enhance their cognitive, physical, sensory, social and emotional capacity.

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  • Parent Support

    All parents and carers of children with a disability or developmental delay can attend our parent focused support group.

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Paediatric Allied Health and Family Therapy Services

Speech Pathology

Assessments, treatments and consultations for children and adolescents with speech, language and/or swallowing difficulties

Occupational Therapy

The main objective of Paediatric Occupational Therapy is to help children do all the things children normally do.

Parent Support

Parent focused support group and resources.

About Us

Bright Start Therapy is an established paediatric service that provides a collaborative team approach to child, adolescent and family therapy services. We employ a dedicated team of therapists who provide a range of comprehensive, individual and group interventions in a range of services including Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.

Our enthusiastic and dedicated team has worked in collaboration for over eight years, to develop and build clients potential and enhance occupational performance in all aspects of their lives. Our therapists have extensive experience working with children with a range of diagnoses; including and not limited to, Acquired Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Neurological conditions, Physical and congenital disorders, developmental delay and Trauma/abuse victims.

Sarah and Zoe have been a fantastic support to our boys and us over the past 8 years. Now that they are in school, they continue to provide therapy and help them with any new challenges they face, both in the classroom and in the playground. Therapy at Bright Start is always fun and enjoyable and my boys always look forward to them.

Cate Kristan

A massive Thank You to Zoe for her passion and expertise. Not only has she had a significant impact on Max’s life and his physical abilities, she has also been such a huge support to our whole family. Max loves being “smashed” by Zoe; she never fails to make a hard therapy session so much fun!

Claire Shearman

Our son has been seeing Zoe for occupational therapy for two years. Since working with Zoe, we have seen great improvements in our son’s abilities. Zoe goes over and above to make occupational therapy fun and relevant to children. Bright Start Therapy is a colourful and bright clinic, which is extremely well resourced and organised for group and individual sessions. 

Stacey Blashki

Bright Start Therapy is a fun and child-friendly space where siblings and parents are welcome to play with awesome resources while their loved one sees a practitioner. Zoe is a brilliant OT who feels like an extended member of our family. She always makes me feel well supported. Within an hour of meeting my autistic daughter she understood her better than most people ever do. Her ideas for us to implement at home are endless and she genuinely enjoys our success, no matter how small.

Sarah Langford

Zoe is just amazing! The love and passion that Zoe has for our Miss Poppy is rare! The progress that Poppy has made in the six months we have been with Bright Start is unbelievable! The Bright Start ladies make me feel so loved and welcome. We easily engage in all learning activities and the homework we practice for the week is easily adapted at home!  Zoe you are our little pocket rocket! You and Miss Poppy make an amazing team! 

Rachel Morris

Parent Link has been absolutely fantastic for my son Sam and me.  It’s given us a calm, secure place to interact with other children and parents.  Sam feels comfortable and has been able to make some friends – which is a big step for him.

Ginny & Sam

Parent Link has been great for us.  We have met other parents going through similar experiences and Haylee has been great to ask questions to of anything that I have been unsure of.  Without these services it would be daunting going through all this alone.  Thank you.

Julie & Lilly

Parent Link is amazing not only for my daughter Poppy, but for me to be able to relax knowing that Poppy is safe.  The other mums have been such a great support and to make new friends that understand the everyday struggles and especially the joys of our gorgeous children.  Haylee we love you so very much!!!

Rachel Morris