Hi, I’m Megan!
I am a New Zealand Trained Speech Language Therapy, with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy from Massey University. I am approaching ten years of practice, with experience in a wide range of contexts. I have a strong passion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex communication difficulties and speech sound disorders. I believe that language and literacy skills empower success in life. Every child has a unique communication style, and it is my job as a speech language therapist to help them find that voice. Working alongside counsellors, social workers and occupational therapists, I have strong understanding of ASD and a passion for supporting children/their whanau and adolescents on the spectrum.
Over the years, I have gained experience in a number of areas including; articulation and phonology delays/disorders, voice disorders, stuttering, children with ASD and literacy development. I am trained in Hanen- It Takes Two to Talk and ABC and Beyond, The Lidcombe Programme, and have upskilled in professional development around How Words Work (Jenny Baker), Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cuing (DDTC), and Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST), The Code (structured literacy), Sound Contrasts in Phonology (speech sounds) and Routines Based Early Intervention. I am also a trained Makaton Tutor, and hold my Communication Assistive Technology (CAT-Level 1) accreditation. It is my role to support children and their families to have a ‘tool-box’ of strategies and skills to ensure that communication is successful in many different situations. Each child and their family is individual, and I pride myself on building unique and personalized intervention for every child I support.
I am passionate and dedicated to providing a fun and holistic service, where I will assess your child, set individualized goals, deliver engaging and holistic therapy, and will share my tips and tricks with you, to ensure they develop into a strong and effective communicator.