Speech and 
language therapy

APM provide a range of services to support people with disability
or health condition in Aotearoa, including speech and language therapy.

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Speech and language therapy supports people of all ages with communication, speech and language.

Unlock your potential with speech and language therapy

At APM, we understand good communication helps us in nearly every part of life.

That's why we offer comprehensive speech and language therapy services that cater to people and families, helping them overcome various challenges and thrive in their daily lives. 

Our skilled speech and language therapists are dedicated to empowering people with health conditions or injuries to overcome communication barriers and realise their full potential.

Our goal with speech and language therapy is to help people build the confidence and capacity to participate in life and relationships. It can also help with safe eating, drinking, and swallowing for people of all ages.

Speech and language therapy can assist with a range of issues such as:

  • Aphasia and dysphasia
  • Motor speech disorders – apraxia, dysarthria
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Cognitive communication
  • Stuttering and fluency
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Voice, communication, and expression
  • Swallowing disorders – dysphagia
  • Communication partner training and education
  • Workplace and whānau education sessions

Our dedicated therapists can travel to complete one-on-one appointments and assessments in homes, aged cared facilities, or in community settings such as schools.

Benefits for children

  • Language development – Whether your child is struggling with language delays or disorders, our therapy sessions focus on nurturing their linguistic skills, ensuring they can express themselves confidently and engage effectively with peers.
  • Speech articulation – If your child faces difficulties in pronouncing sounds or words, our therapists employ proven techniques to help them articulate clearly, boosting their self-esteem and social interactions.
  • Stuttering and fluency – Our therapy programmes address stuttering and fluency challenges, providing strategies to help children speak more fluently and express themselves without hesitation.
  • Social communication – We guide children in developing essential social communication skills, enabling them to build meaningful relationships and succeed in various social settings.
  • Feeding support – For some families, mealtimes can become challenging. With support from our feeding therapy programme delivered by experienced professionals, you can access support for food tolerance, chewing skills, navigating avoidance, and increasing nutritional intake.

Benefits for adults

  • Aphasia management – For people who've experienced aphasia due to health conditions, we offer tailored therapy to enhance language comprehension, expression, reading, and writing abilities, fostering independence and engagement.
  • Voice enhancement – Our therapists work with adults to improve vocal quality and control, making their voices heard with clarity and confidence in both personal and professional situations.
  • Articulation and pronunciation – If you find it challenging to articulate words clearly, our speech therapy sessions are designed to help you refine your speech patterns and enhance your communication impact.
  • Dysphagia/swallowing disorders or issues – People with swallowing issues (e.g. dysphagia) can find chewing, drinking, sucking and managing saliva challenging. Our health professionals can help you manage your symptoms, to eat and drink confidently.

Why choose APM for speech and language therapy?

Experienced Therapists

Our therapists possess years of experience in addressing a wide range of communication challenges, tailoring approaches to suit individual needs.

Holistic Approach

We believe in a holistic approach, addressing not only speech and language but also emotional wellbeing, fostering a positive and nurturing environment for growth.

Customised Programmes

Every therapy plan is unique, created to align with everyone’s goals, preferences, and progress.

Cutting-Edge Techniques

Our therapists are well-versed in the latest advancements in speech therapy, ensuring you receive the most effective, evidence-based treatment.

Unlock your voice today

At APM, we're dedicated to helping children and adults break free from communication barriers. Discover the transformational impact of speech and language therapy and enjoy a journey towards enhanced communication, stronger relationships, and increased confidence.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.

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