Meet The Team

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell

Lead Practitioner

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Ashleigh Maguire

Ashleigh Maguire

Speech-Language Therapist

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Aniki Heydenrych

Aniki Heydenrych

Speech-Language Therapist

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Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell

Service Manager

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Becca Foster

Becca Foster

Speech-Language Therapist

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Leona Margetts

Leona Margetts

Business Development Manager

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Chrissy Douglas

Chrissy Douglas

Speech-Language Therapist

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Devinda Senanayake

Devinda Senanayake

Content Coordinator

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We are Passionate About Helping People With Therapy

We are a caring team of Speech-Language Therapists who provide speech therapy Wellington – wide. We enjoy working with children of all ages, as well as occasionally “putting away the toys” to support adults too. Our passion lies in making a significant difference in the community by giving everyone we work with the communication skills to support life in all its fullness.

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.

Introducing Aniki Heydenrych, SLT

Aniki received her Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology in South Africa. She worked in the leading teaching hospital in South Africa which has made break-through research. In addition, gained experience in a wide variety of communication and related needs, such as cleft lip and palate, hearing impairment, and neurological speech disorders. She mentored speech-language students at University, worked for the Memory Institute of South Africa, stroke rehabilitation centres in Hamilton (NZ), ACC contracts and a non-profit organisation working with a variety of complex communication disorders in Perth (WA).
 
Aniki is a full 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:
  • Intensive Neuro-Cognitive Reconstructive Therapy program
  • Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk
  • Sensory Enrichment Therapy
 
Aniki will go out of her way to assist with developing communication skills; this is the right of every person.

Introducing Becca Foster, MSLT

Becca graduated from La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology. Becca has considerable experience working with children and adolescents across both the public and private sectors in Australia and is passionate about working with families in order to support speech, language and literacy skill development.

Becca is a member of the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association and is committed to ongoing professional development to extend her skills and stay up-to-date on current evidence-based practices.

Becca has completed additional training in several areas, including:

  • Cued Articulation signing system to support articulation therapy
  • Lidcombe Program for young children who stutter
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – key strategies for success
  • Written expression – developing sentence complexity

Introducing Chrissy Douglas, SLT

Chrissy was born in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty and she studied at the University of Canterbury graduating with a Bachelors of Speech and Language Pathology with Hons.

She has attended a number of training workshops, including:

  • Child Development: Rural health certificate
  • Domestic Violence Workshop
  • Makaton
  • Enable Certified

Chrissy specializes in Autism, Aphasia, Paediatric Dysphagia and Rural Health, and she really enjoys working with both adult and paediatric clients.

Introducing Ashleigh Maguire, SLT

Ashleigh was born in Christchurch, Canterbury. She studied at the University of Canterbury graduating with a Bachelors of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours and has begun a diploma in educational support working with Massey University and intends on completing her studies in 2021.

Ashleigh has also studied in other areas including:

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Te Reo Maori, and Engaging with Maori
  • Family and kinship in Comparative Perspective.

She has also completed workshops on cleft palate, and research ethics.

She specializes in speech, language, and augmentative and alternative communication, as well as social skills training.

Ashleigh loves to work with children, and has previously worked in preschools as a reliever. She also enjoys working with adults, her main goal is to help empower and motivate others by giving people tools to continue the success they have in therapy into everyday life.

Introducing Devinda Senanayake, Content Coordinator

Devinda was born in Colombo Sri Lanka. He moved to Wellington in 2014.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington, Devinda worked as an assistant publisher for Landingpress, NZ. However, his love of storytelling and writing diverted his path from publishing to content writing where he wants to build his future career. To build his writing portfolio and gain more experience Devinda joined Vocalsaints as an Intern Content Coordinator.

Being a bilingual himself, he understands the value of communication.