Speech and Language Therapists
Speech and Language Therapist
021 615 321
Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning and Thursday morning
Claire completed her speech and language therapy degree at the University of Canterbury in 2002.
I believe that good communication skills are vital in developing independence and building happy relationships with others. Communication needs a minimum of two people and as such any therapy programme must involve the client and the people they communicate with. I really enjoy being part of a team supporting an individual develop their communication skills, and seeing that individual grow in confidence as they master the skills needed to express themselves clearly and with success.
I started my career working for Ministry of Education- Special Education, before moving to the United Kingdom. In the UK I worked with children and young adults with high and complex special needs, within home based, special and mainstream school settings. Upon returning to New Zealand in 2009, I specialised my skills to work with individuals of all ages who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), specifically the use of low and high tech communication equipment.