About Rosie

Rosie Dwyer graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy Practice. 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 is trained in the Hanen "It Takes Two To Talk" programme. Rosie is also Lidcombe (stuttering treatment) trained. 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. 

Rosie is currently on maternity leave.

About Caroline

Caroline Sutcliffe is an experienced Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. 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 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. Caroline is a Lidcombe (stuttering treatment) trained therapist.

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 Gemma

Gemma is a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist, with extensive experience working with children and adolescents, with a range of communication needs. Gemma Gasson graduated from Massey University with a Bachelors degree in Speech and Language Therapy as a Massey Scholar.  Gemma was also awarded the Student Achievement Award for Massey University from the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA).

Gemma works with children and young adults 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. 

She has trained extensively in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to support children who are non-verbal or have limited verbal communication to express their ideas using gestures, iPad applications, a picture exchange system (PECS) and communication boards. 

Gemma’s passion is to provide a fun, engaging and holistic therapy service and she has a natural ability to build a quick and lasting rapport with children and their families. 

About Beth

Beth Laurenson is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who graduated with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy and as a Massey Scholar from Massey University. Throughout her studies she achieved academically and demonstrated a natural ability to work in partnership with clients and their families. 

Beth has experience working with children of all ages, across a variety of settings. Beth 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. She has a special interest in facilitating the language and literacy abilities of children and adolescents.

Beth is highly motivated to provide therapy which facilitates functional outcomes. She welcomes family involvement in decision making, and tailors therapy programmes to meet the family’s needs and preferences. Her goal is to provide the best possible therapy for her clients, and to ensure that therapy carryover tasks are natural and easy to implement in the home. 

About Us

Together Rosie, Caroline, Gemma and Beth 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. 

Rosie, Caroline, Gemma and Beth all 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. 

Family Involvement

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. 

Self Referrals 

Speak To Me accepts referrals from parents, teachers (with parental consent) and doctors (with parental consent). If you would like to make a referral or speak to one of our therapists please call #02108544513 or send an email to enquiries@speaktome.co.nz