Giant Leaps Speech Therapy...

We provide specialist speech and language therapy for children, teens and adults.

We are a team of NZSTA registered therapists. 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 match the skills of our therapists to your needs to ensure a service that suits you.  We are passionate about all aspects of speech and communication. What we are most passionate about, is every individual achieving their communication potential. If you want to talk to us about our services - just get in touch. We would love to help!


For Children.

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For Teenagers.

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For Adults.

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FREE community "drop-in" advice clinics.

We offer advice clinics all around Canterbury and Otago to raise awareness about the importance of speech + language development - and getting your child support early if it is required. As a parent it can be hard to know what is "normal" speech + language development. That is where we can help! Drop in and talk to us about any of your concerns. Our team of NZSTA accredited Speech Therapists can give you advice about your child's speech + language development and let you know your options for support and funding of it is required.   

Teletherapy - NZ wide!

Access a NZSTA registered speech therapists anywhere - anytime!

Teletherapy is a perfect way of delivering our speech & language therapy services from a distance. It's easy!  And you will still get to connect with one of our NZSTA registered Speech Therapists. Teletherapy is a great option when you are isolated or facing geographical barriers. We can connect with you via your computer/device to deliver assessment and intervention - whenever and wherever it is required!

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 highly 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." 

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 accurate and immediate clinical diagnosis and an instant referral was sent to ENT to further investigate. The specialist approach and expertise from the Giant Leaps Speech Therapist was quite different to any therapist I had seen in the past. I would without hesitation recommend GIANT LEAPS Speech Therapy for adults and children."

Sal Roslyn, Parent, ASHBURTON

"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, Liam 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."