speech therapy.

We provide specialist speech + language therapy services for children, teenagers and adults. Our highly qualifies team of speech therapists are registered with the New Zealand Speech Therapy association (NZSTA). We match the skills of our therapists to your needs to ensure a service that suits you. Our team are dedicated to providing the best practice and highest standard of assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of communication difficulties. We are passionate about all aspects of speech and communication. What we are most passionate about, is every individual achieving their communication potential. 

speech therapy services.

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At GIANT LEAPS, our passion is providing the very best Speech Therapy to people of all ages and abilities. We are a team of NZSTA registered therapists, passionate about all areas of communication. We love what we do! And we love sharing our industry knowledge and expertise to help every individual achieve their communication potential. If you want to talk to us about our services - just get in touch. We would love to help!

free advice clinics.

We offer a FREE ‘drop-in’ advice clinic service where you can get specialist advice and information from one of our NZSTA Speech Therapists. We can tell you about ‘normal’ speech + language development, ways you can support your child’s development and the how you can access speech therapy services if your child needs to. 

Hear what people are saying.



Andrea Tiller, Parent, TIMARU

"We will be forever grateful that we came across GIANT LEAPS Speech Therapy. After years and years of our little man struggling, we chose private therapy from GIANT LEAPS in Timaru. What a difference that year made! We now have an articulate and confident little boy ready to start primary school. Paying for private therapy through GIANT LEAPS was money well spent!" 

Liz Hall, Parent, OAMARU

"Our son was 3.5 yrs old when we started seeing Anna Keno from GIANT LEAPS Speech + Language Therapy. From the initial assessment we knew we wanted to move forward with her. She was very thorough and even at that first meeting we could see that she was going to make a significant impact on his speech. We had been waiting for over 12 months in the public system and finally Anna gave us the answers and service we had been waiting for. Anna created a very fun environment - perfect for achievement and success.  Her professional expertise had our son achieving his speech + language milestones in no time at all. Thank you and I cannot recommend the services from GIANT LEAPS high enough!"

Sarah McKenzie, Parent, TWIZEL

'Our son has Dyspraxia with co-exiting ASD. He has been working with Anna from GIANT LEAPS for the last two years. During this time, Anna has impressed us with her ability to keep her sessions both entertaining and effective. She tailors the sessions to fit our son's needs, and provides us with amazing resources that we can use at home to carry on the work we do during each session. Since seeing Anna privately, we have seen a huge improvement in our son's speech and most importantly he is now forming relationships with his peers." 



Andrea Tiller - Parent TIMARU

"We will be forever grateful that we came across GIANT LEAPS Speech Therapy. After years and years of our little man struggling, we chose private therapy from GIANT LEAPS in Timaru. What a difference that year made! We now have an articulate and confident little boy ready to start primary school. Paying for private therapy through GIANT LEAPS was money well spent!"

Sandra Humby - Parent OAMARU

"My son attended GIANT LEAPS speech therapy with Anna for delayed speech.  Anna made learning fun, encouraging Zac all the way.  GIANT LEAPS provided Zac with much needed help – from his preschool days and through his first years at school . Very impressed" 

Sarah McKenzie - Parent TWIZEL

'Our son has Dyspraxia with co-exiting ASD. He has been working with Anna from GIANT LEAPS for the last two years. During this time, Anna has impressed us with her ability to keep her sessions both entertaining and effective. She tailors the sessions to fit our son's needs, and provides us with amazing resources that we can use at home to carry on the work we do during each session. Since seeing Anna privately, we have seen a huge improvement in our son's speech and most importantly he is now forming relationships with his peers."



Wendy Sinclair - Parent OAMARU

"Our boy was 3 and he was not well understood by his family and friends. With the wonderful assistance of Anna and weekly speech therapy, he made great progress. Therapy with Anna was fun and engaging. We had a weekly progress book and homework to practice with him at home.  At the end of every session, I was brought into the room for him to show me his progress and what he needed to practice for the week ahead. We achieved so much with teh help of Anna in so little time too! " 

Jacinda Ryan - Client TIMARU

 "I've had speech therapy on and off for years to try to get to the core of my voice difficulties. Last year I became desperate and I reluctantly contacted Giant Leaps Speech Therapy in Timaru. Expecting more disappointment, I was blown away in the initial assessment. I was given an instant clinical diagnosis and an immediate referral was sent to ENT to further investigate. The specialist approach and expertise from Giant Leaps Therapist was quite different from any therapist i had seen in the past. I would without hesitation recommend GIANT LEAPS Speech Therapy for adults and children" 

Sally Roslyn - Parent TIMARU

"We were desperate to get some help for our boy after waiting for over 12 months to be seen by a public speech therapist! We had no idea you could just book in to see a therapist privately, and when we did the progress was instant. After the first therapy appointment with Louise, Jimmy started making new sounds and correcting his own errors. Louise's approach was so engaging and fun. The advice she gave us was reassuring and she understood our parental concerns. Therapy with Louise was worth every dollar."