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Christchurch speech language therapy

SPEECH LANGUAGE THERAPISTS

With our experience we have

THE KNOW-HOW

to support your child

Megan Lewis - Christchurch speech language therapy

Megan Lewis

Director | Speech Language Therapist

BSLT(Hon), Registered member of NZSTA 

Megan is the founder of Talk Together speech language therapy in Christchurch 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.

Christchurch speech language therapy

Kyra Portis

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Kyra is a speech language therapist based in Christchurch, 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.

Christchurch speech language therapy

Ashleigh Treleaven

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Ashleigh is a speech language therapist based in Christchurch 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. 

Christchurch speech language therapy

Sharne van Rossen

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Sharne is a Sspeech language therapist based in Christchurch and group facilitator at Talk Together. 

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

Sharne has many years of experience working with children with a range of communication needs with a special interest in complex social communication. She 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. 

Christchurch speech language therapy

Bernice Lopez

Speech Language Therapist

BSLP(Hons), Registered member of NZSTA

Bernice is a speech language therapist based in Christchurch at Talk Together, and  is a registered member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists' Association. 
She graduated BS Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines Manila in 2011 and has been practicing in pediatric settings since then. 
Bernice has intensive experience working in the areas of early language development, social communication, and literacy. 
She works hard to build strong relationships with children and their whanau, as she believes that trust and comfort are key to effective communication and learning. 
Her approach is centered around play-based, child-led activities, where she collaborates with the children to create a fun and engaging learning environment. 
She encourages them to take the lead and explore their own communication abilities, while providing guidance and support along the way.

Christchurch speech language therapy

Jacqui McCracken

Outdoor Educator | Outdoor Adventure Therapist

Child/Adolescent Psyc dip, Recreational Leadership dip

Member of Adventure Therapy Aotearoa

Jacqui is an outdoor educator with many 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.

Christchurch speech language therapy

Kit Lawry
Teacher
Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) Bachelor Applied Science (BAppSc)

Kit is a Social Skills Facilitator here at Talk Together. Kit has worked as a primary teacher since 2016, supporting a variety of social and educational needs within the classroom setting. She has a passion for the way that language and communication underpin all relationships, and how it is these relationships with peers, leaders and experiences that allow young people to belong and succeed.

Christchurch speech language therapy

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.

Christchurch speech language therapy

"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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