Speech Language Therapy

Speech Language Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that supports overall development, specifically communication.

At Ruru Specialist School we believe every student has a right to have their voice heard, valued and nurtured, no matter what form it may take.

We advocate a Total Communication Approach whereby a range of modalities are encouraged and supported including:

  • Speech
  • Vocalisation
  • Facial expression
  • Gesture / Makaton / Sign Language
  • Symbols / Visuals
  • Communication Books
  • Low and high tech communication devices

Some students may come to us with many “tools” in their toolbox and others may come with only a few. The Speech Language Therapist works with students, whanau, and staff to expand and provide access to systems and supports that encourage language growth and expressive language skills.

We have 2 onsite Speech Language Therapists. They works across our base school and satellite classes and provide individual, group, and consultative Speech Language Therapy support.

Ruru Specialist School Speech Language Therapy

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19 Ruru Street
Invercargill 9810

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110 Lamond Street, Hargest, Invercargill

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200 Drury Lane, Grasmere, Invercargill

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(03) 21 59379