About Rosie

Rosie Dwyer graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy Practice. Rosie is registered with the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA). Rosie has experience working with a wide range of communication needs both in the public (New Zealand Ministry of Education) and private (Dubai Community Health Centre & Speak To Me) sectors. Rosie will assess your child, identify their communication needs and then tailor the therapy to suit your child.

Rosie has extensive experience working with children of all ages, in many different settings, with many different needs. Rosie works with children who present with speech delay, speech disorders, language delay, language disorders, learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, development delay, developmental disorders, hearing loss, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, stuttering, phonological awareness and auditory processing difficulties. 

Rosie has trained in and delivered a number of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) workshops. Rosie frequently delivers presentations to schools, preschools, General Practitioners and Parent Centres, on typical speech and language development and possible ‘red flags’ to look out for. Rosie is particularly motivated to help serve the needs of the community and to raise awareness in regard to typical speech and language development and strategies to enhance children’s communication skills.

Rosie has a passion for working with children with speech sound disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Rosie strives to provide a comprehensive therapy programme for these children and uses applications on the iPad (Articulation Station, Mouthworks, NACD Apraxia Words, NACD Apraxia, Apraxia RainbowBee) to motivate and support speech development. 

About Caroline

Caroline Sutcliffe has been working as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist for five years. She graduated from Massey University with a Bachelors degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Caroline has experience working with children with all sorts of communication needs, across a variety of settings. Caroline has worked at Wairau Valley Special School providing speech and language therapy for both children and adolescents in the school environment. She has extensive training and expertise in teaching children who are not yet able to communicate verbally to use alternate methods of communication.

Caroline works with children who present with speech delay, speech disorders, language delay, language disorders, learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, development delay, developmental disorders, hearing loss, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down Syndrome, stuttering, phonological awareness and auditory processing difficulties. 

Caroline is very competent with Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems. She has been trained in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She also uses a number of other communication systems including the Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display System (PODD) as well as applications on the iPad (Proloquo2go, TouchChat, Expressive) for students who are non-verbal or have limited expressive language. She is an Assistive Technology Alliance New Zealand (ATANZ) Member and is also Communication Assisted Technology Level One Accredited, which allows her to apply for low-tech communication devices on behalf of the family. 

Caroline administers and teaches parents how to use several literacy programmes (targeting word construction) in order to develop children’s phonological awareness and literacy skills. Caroline is passionate about developing children’s phonological awareness skills as this gives them a strong foundation for literacy development. 

About Us

Together Rosie and Caroline have devised and posted communication norms, strategy sheets and worksheets for parents and teachers to download from this website to use at home, preschool and / or school. 

Both Rosie and Caroline spend time in local schools delivering therapy and offering support for children in their educational setting. If you are interested in receiving this type of support please contact us to discuss which schools we are servicing. 

Please contact us at enquiries@speaktome.co.nz

 

Speak To Me 

Speak To Me is a North Shore based private speech and language therapy practice. Speak To Me offers a variety of speech and language therapy services for both preschoolers, school aged children and adolescents. Speak To Me endeavors to help all children develop the tools needed for effective communication. 

Get Involved

It is encouraged that parents and family members are active participants in the therapy process. This will ensure that your child makes maximum progress and generalizes learnt skills into their everyday life. 

Referrals

Referrals for Speak To Me are accepted by parents, caregivers, teachers (with parental consent), general practitioners and specialists.