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Meet The Team

Megan Lewis

Paediatric Speech Language Therapist

BSLT(Hon), MNZSTA, NZSTA Expert Advisor: Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implants


Megan is  the founder of Talk Together Speech and Language Therapy and co-founder of Talk Together Social Skills Groups. She is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association.

Megan has 7 years experience as a specialist paediatric Speech Language Therapist. She is highly experienced working with children who have a hearing loss and enjoys working with children with complex communication needs.

Megan is passionate about working with preschool and school age children to reach their communication potential.


Katie Thomas

School Counsellor

MEdPsyc, PgDipEdPsyc, DPC, BA

​Katie is a co-founder of Talk Together Social Skills Groups. She enjoys supporting primary and high school age students to develop their emotional intelligence, resilience and techniques they can use to manage feelings of anxiety.

Alisha Chinnery

Teacher- Primary & Reading Recovery


Alisha is a Primary School & Reading Recovery Teacher in Christchurch and a Talk Together facilitator.


She has a passion for equipping students with the social and emotional regulation skills needed within the classroom & playground.

She is trained in the Incredible Years behavior support programme.

Alisha ensures the skills learnt within Talk Together groups can be successfully generalised into everyday life. She enjoys talking with parents and teachers about how this can be achieved.

Jacqui McCracken

Outdoor Educator

Dip Recreational Leadership

Jacqui is an outdoor educator with over 13 years experience and a Talk Together facilitator.


A strong focus of her career has been working in leadership programs helping her students develop self awareness, self confidence, communication skills and how to work effectively within groups.


Jacqui takes a strong interest in seeing the positive change in both groups and individuals.

Ellen McKee

Speech Language Therapist


Ellen is a Paediatric Speech Language Therapist in Canterbury and a Talk Together facilitator.

She is experienced working with children with a wide variety of communication needs. She is passionate about supporting children to build the communication skills needed to succeed in life.


Ellen believes that children learn best when having fun in a natural and supported environment.

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