Expert Treatment for Speech, Language, Voice & Swallowing Disorders.
Vocalsaints is directed by Sarah Campbell, a fully qualified and experienced Speech-Language Therapist, who offers high-quality services to children and adults with a variety of needs. She is committed to making an impact that reaches beyond the clinical environment, also providing support and guidance for caregivers as part of clients’ treatment. Where necessary, Sarah collaborates closely with other professionals, including the Ministry of Education’s public sector Speech-Language Therapists. She prioritises a smooth and speedy link with Audiologists, Otolaryngoloists (Ear-Nose-Throat Specialists), Paediatricians, Lactation Consultants, Paediatricians and Clinical Psychologists. This ensures that our clients’ needs are fully met, in a timely manner.
Introducing Sarah Campbell, MSLT
Sarah received her Masters in Speech-Language Therapy Practice from the University of Auckland, as well as a Bachelor of Arts: Major in Linguistics, Minor in Japanese from Waikato University. Her Masters’ thesis gathered norms for children 5;6 to 5;11 years old for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology assessment – a system for measuring children’s speech development and gauging the point at which they may need specialist intervention.
Sarah proficiently supports a wide range of communication needs, with her experience being the most extensive around speech sound production, Auditory Processing Disorder, and issues related to language processing (an often mis-understood area). Sarah is a member of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association and undergoes regular up-skilling, to ensure our clients receive the latest evidence-based treatment. She is proudly qualified in the following programmes, which she integrates into her therapeutic approach where suitable:
- The Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk Program
- The Hanen: More Than Words Program
- The Hanen: Target Word Program
- The Lidcombe Programme for Stuttering
- The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
With three young and active boys of her own, Sarah understands the needs of parents well and has a range of techniques and strategies to effectively implement therapy targets within the busy home-life. Sarah loves technology and uses this when working as a Speech-Language Therapist. She has been heavily involved with Toastmasters, from committee roles including Club President, to competing in and winning various speech and evaluation competitions.