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With our experience we have


to support your child

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Megan Lewis

Paedeatric Speech Language Therapist

BSLT(Hon), Registered member of NZSTA, NZSTA Expert Advisor: Hearing Loss & Cochlear Implants

Megan is the founder of Talk Together speech-language therapy and co-founder of social skills groups. She is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists'  Association.

​Megan has many years experience as a specialist paediatric speech-language therapist. She is highly experienced working with children who have a hearing loss as well as in the areas of preschool and early speech & language development. She enjoys working with children with complex communication needs. Megan is passionate about working with preschool and school age children to reach their communication potential.

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Kyra Portis

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA


Ashleigh Treleaven

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Ashleigh is a Speech Language Therapist and group facilitator at Talk Together. 

She is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association. 

Ashleigh is an experienced speech language therapist who is passionate about working with children and their whanau, supporting them to develop and reach their full communication potential.  She believes it is important to build a strong rapport with the child and include their interests and beliefs when working on their communication skills in a fun, supportive environment. 

Kyra is a Speech Language Therapist, group facilitator and clinical lead for group programmes at Talk Together. She is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association. Kyra is experienced in working with children and families to find and use practical strategies to help support their communication skills. She has a special interest in supporting bilingual language learners and particularly enjoys providing education opportunities to the community about all areas in the speech and language field. Kyra values relationships and believes that including all significant people in a child's life will best support them to reach their communication potential.

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Jacqui McCracken

Outdoor Educator

Child/Adolescent Psyc dip grad 2020, Recreational Leadership dip

Jacqui is an outdoor educator with over 13 years experience and a Talk Together social skills group 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.

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Ellen Mckee

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Ellen is a Paediatric Speech Language Therapist and social skills group facilitator for Talk Together. She is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association.

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.


Laura Knopp

Occupational Therapist

BOT, NZROT, PgCert(Health Science - Mental Health and Addictions)

Laura is a Registered Occupational Therapist and a Talk Together group facilitator. She is a registered member of the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand. Laura has experience working in specialist mental health services. She has also worked with a wide variety of children and their whãnau in clinical and non clinical settings. 


Laura is passionate about supporting children to thrive in their everyday environment, despite the challenges they may face. Laura sees the importance of utilising meaningful, fun and engaging activities throughout her practice. She enjoys helping young people discover more about their individual strengths and what makes them unique. She has seen the benefits of group work first hand and believes it is a beneficial tool that helps each individual develop their communication skills, social awareness and confidence. 


Sharne van Rossen

Speech Language Therapist


Sharne is a group facilitator at Talk Together, she is experienced in working with children with a range of communication needs with a special interest in complex social communication. Sharne is passionate about helping tamariki thrive in all areas of their education. Sharne believes following the lead of a child and building a trusting relationship supports them to become confident and capable communicators. 

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Alisha Chinnery

Teacher - Primary & Reading Recovery


Alisha is a Primary School & Reading Recovery Teacher and a Talk Together facilitator. She is passionate about equipping students with the social and emotional regulation skills needed within the classroom & playground.

She is trained in the Incredible Years  Behavior support program and 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.

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Katie Thomas

Senior Counsellor

MEdPsyc, PgDipEdPsyc, DPC, BA

Katie is a co-founder of the Talk Together social skills groups. She is a registered counsellor with years of experience working with young people and their families. Katie is passionate about advocating for those with additional needs and working with students to develop their social and emotional skills.

Children Running

"We notice a thoughtful and caring pre-teen emerging!"

Hi team, just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU, S has really benefited from her time with you all and we notice a more thoughtful and caring pre-teen emerging! 

Parent (11-15 year old group)

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