Susan Roe is a qualified speech-language therapist who decided to utilise her extensive clinical experience to establish a specialist service for children with communication difficulties.
She has worked for over twenty-five years in the field of speech therapy in hospitals, clinics, and schools in the USA and in New Zealand.
She studied at Boston University, earning her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree, both in communication disorders. Through a caring, holistic, research-based approach, Susan supports children to communicate to maximise participation in day-to-day life.
Susan’s Affiliations include:
- Member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association (MNZSTA)
- Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SLP) (ASHA)
- Member of the ASHA Special Interest Group for Voice Disorders
As a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association (MNZSTA), a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a certified speech-language pathologist, Susan Roe is committed to the Codes of Ethics, and Professional Practice Guidelines of these professional bodies.
Supporting your child to communicate
In the first visit, we get to know the child, and complete an initial, personalised assessment of the presenting communication condition. As part of the assessment service, we provide information and recommendations.
If a speech-language therapy programme is recommended, this will be individually tailored for the needs of the child, and will include activities for practice at home.
We provide a child-centred approach and aim to incorporate the interests of the child and their situation and setting, in to our programmes.
There are programs for all ages of children including pre-schoolers and adolescents in the areas of speech sound disorders/unclear speech, understanding and expressing information, social skills, as well as hearing impairments and voice disorders.
Our clinic office Is centrally located in Mt Albert, with accessible parking on-site and nearby. We are situated close to St Luke’s Mall. We see children in the clinic room, at home, school, or preschool and can offer blocks of therapy.
We recognise the significant impact these challenges have on your child’s future and our aim is to support children to communicate to the best of their ability.
Our motto is “Communication for Life,” and we offer a friendly and professional service.
We accept direct referrals, as well as referrals from doctors, dentists, other professionals.