How we work
We provide full speech and language assessment services and will create a flexible therapy programme, based on your individual needs and goals.
The first step is to meet with you and/or your family member, either in our family friendly clinic in Whangarei, in the home or in care (aged care or medical facilities).
Our first meeting is a chance to learn more about your history, and then listen, observe and talk. We ensure these first meetings are as relaxed and comfortable as possible, with lots of toys available for children if appropriate. We will then provide an initial assessment, with a recommended plan of action, including therapy strategies and a proposed meeting schedule.
With children, we can provide support and programmes for parents to work at home with their children and we can also work in schools, to liaise with a child’s teachers and teacher aides. In addition, we can provide training and support for Childcare and Preschool staff and have many years experience working with multi-disciplinary teams through the Ministry of Education, Oranga Tamariki and public health services.
For adults, we offer one-to-one therapy, as well as providing assessments and programmes for therapy assistants to work with people in their home or in care.