SLT, Owner of Speak To Me, Specialist in Speech Sound Disorders
I am a New Zealand trained speech-language therapist with a Masters in Speech-Language Therapy Practice and have been practising for over fourteen years. My clinical passion is to work with children who have speech sound disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). In 2021 I decided to embrace this passion and to start to specialise in speech sound disorders. I love learning all about how to treat speech sound disorders with the most up to date evidence based practice.
What do I mean when I say speech sound disorders and does this apply to my child? I work with children who have articulation delay, lisps, difficulties developing their phonological system (organizing their speech sounds into a system of sound patterns) and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
I am also the mother of two boys (Xavier 5 years & George 4 years), one of which has needed speech therapy for a phonological delay. This gives me great insight into how to offer you realistic and practical ideas for follow up practice at home, wearing both my Mum and SLT hats!
I intend to use both my experience as a mother and my extensive years of practising as a speech language therapist to assess your child, set specific goals for your child and to provide you with all the tips and techniques you need to make your child become the best communicator they can be.
I am based on the North Shore of Auckland and see children at the North Shore clinic as well as in preschool or school.
Professional Development for Speech Sound Disorders
SLT, Specialist in Speech Sound Disorders
I am a NZ trained speech-language therapist, graduating with a Bachelor of Speech-Language Therapy as a Massey Scholar in 2011. I have enjoyed seeing a wide range of children and adolescents in my career, in both the public sector at a special school and privately in their homes, preschools, schools and our clinic.
I am also a proud mum of Elle (4) and Flynn (9 months) who were born through complicated pregnancies with many medical interventions, medications and NICU. This makes me incredibly passionate about learning all of the facets of history to the children I see; what their journey to life has been up to this point for both them and their family and how that might shape our therapy journey together. This could mean reflecting on additional concerns for parents, incorporating extra sensory needs, to tailoring sessions to include more physical movement…or favourite Paw Patrol character!
I am thrilled to be returning from maternity leave to focus on speech sound disorders and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) with fresh ideas and the latest evidence based approaches. I have trained extensively in this specialisation alongside Rosie and look forward to helping your child on their speech development journey.
I provide a fun, engaging and holistic therapy service for children based in Central and East Auckland with home, school and preschool visits available.
Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech using Dynamic and Temporal Tactile Cueing: Dr Edyth Strand
SLP Live: Feel Empowered Treating Speech - Elicitation Strategies; Lateral Lisp and R Tips: Amy Graham, How To Get More Trials In Your Speech Therapy Session: Rebecca Reinking, Target Selection for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Jennie Bjorem
Ways To Use Bjorem Speech Sound Cues In Speech Sound Disorder Therapy: Jennie Bjorem
Our Words, Their Actions: Strategies To Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Session: Jennie Bjorem
10 Things To Teach Families for the Apraxia Journey: Jennie Bjorem
Oral Mechanism Exams: Level Up Your Speech Assessments: Amy Graham
The Cycles Approach: From Target Selection to Implementation: Amy Graham
Goal Writing For Speech Sound Disorders: Amy Graham
Help! I'm Stuck Using The Minimal Pairs Approach: Rebecca Reinking
I Have A Cue For That! Learn the 11 Cues You Need for Your Speech Sound Caseload: Rebecca Reinking
They Won't Do Homework! Tips for Supporting Speech Practice At Home: Rebecca Reinking
At Speak To Me, our therapists will only accept new referrals for speech sound disorders.
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