Tuesday 26 July 2022

Team Kahikatea SLT Trainees

Kia ora e te whānau,

We are lucky to have two University of Canterbury speech-language therapy students with us this term, Lilly and Sarah. They are on their final placement before joining the workforce! Lisa Collier is a registered Speech-Language Therapist (SLT) as well as a teacher, and will be supervising the students. 

Lilly and Sarah will be working with many of our Kahikatea learners over the course of the term, in varying capacities. If Lisa currently works with your learner, then it is likely the students will also be part of their learning programme.

Please see a brief introduction from Sarah and Lilly, below.

If you have any questions, please contact

Ngā mihi nui,

The Kahikatea Team

Sarah & Lilly

Kia ora everyone, 

I am Sarah a speech-language student in my fourth and final year of study. I am looking forward to working with Lisa, and meeting many learners during this experience. 

Before this placement, I have most recently had the opportunity to work with adults and children who have voice and fluency disorders, which allowed me to grow my knowledge and develop interest in areas that I did not have previously. 

I have great interest in working with children with complex needs; specifically, autism, and individuals requiring an AAC device. I look forward to the time that I will be spending at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto, and everything that I will learn and take away from this experience, which will allow me to grow as a speech-language therapist.

Ngā mihi,

Sarah Keppel

Kia ora,
My name is Lilly and I am a 4th Year speech and language student at the University of Canterbury. I have experience working in a variety of different areas with both children and adults. I am very excited to be doing my final placement at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto and working alongside the team. 
Thank you, 

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