Welcome To Shout

SHOUT is a specialist Speech Language Therapy company servicing both adults and children throughout Otago, Southland and Canterbury. Our Consults are 60-minutes and are completely dedicated 1 on 1. This ensures you get the best management for your communication needs. You will leave with a thorough understanding of you or your child’s condition and what you can do about it. Our Consults allow for a detailed explanation of you or your child’s condition and provision of a clear plan on what we can do together to make a communication difference.

We specialise in paediatric speech language therapy support across the full range of developmental conditions from the very young to adolescents. We also provide specialist rehabilitation support to adults who have received an injury or have an acquired communication difficulty. Our Facebook page is updated weekly with the latest information to help you make the best of communication opportunities and gain communication confidence.

Meet The Team

We are a team of Speech Language Therapists who provide exceptional 1 to 1  assessment and treatment as well as top notch consultation and support to key communication partners. Each SHOUT Speech Language Therapist has extensive training an industry experience. Our team will provide you with a detailed diagnosis of you or your child’s communication condition, a tailored programme and optimal steps to take. We will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage and improve communication. Come and meet our friendly team.

Shout Dunedin

BRIDGET MCARTHUR

BRIDGET MCARTHUR

Proud Owner

Bridget established SHOUT in 2003 and has been working as a Speech Language Therapist since 1997. Bridget enjoys working with both adults and children addressing a range of communication issues. Bridget has a particular interest in the relationship between communication, learning and behaviour. Creating programmes based around functional communication skills for socialisation. Bridget also enjoys sharing information with other professionals and how we can work together to provide the best possible communication support.
SARA HAPPNIE

SARA HAPPNIE

Speech Language Therapist

Sara is one of the newer members to join the SHOUT team after recently graduating from University of Canterbury’s Masters of Speech Language Therapy Programme. Previously, she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders in the US. Sara provides services to Dunedin and South Otago Clients. She works with both children and young adults and enjoys working with children who have a variety of communication needs. Sara has skills in leading social skills groups for both children and adults and loves working on skills to help brighten each client’s day. Sara is most passionate about specializing her therapy sessions to involve her client’s interests making each session fun and funky.
ALEX MAJOR

ALEX MAJOR

Speech Language Therapist

Alex is a UK trained speech language therapist who joined the team in 2019. She is now in her 8th year of working as an SLT and still enjoying every minute of it. Alex has a keen interest in functional communication skills and client centered therapy, with professional experience in education, health, mental health, social services, criminal justice and rehabilitation. Alex specialises in Traumatic Brain Injury, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Trauma and Attachment and Mental Health, working across age groups. When Alex is not being a Speechie she loves getting out into the bush, down to the beach and visit copious amounts of coffee shops with friends.

Shout Christchurch

ELLIE BLOXHAM

ELLIE BLOXHAM

Speech Language Therapist

Ellie joined the team at SHOUT in January 2020 and is heading into her 5th year of work as a Speech and Language Therapist. Ellie started her career as an SLT living and working in Southland before coming back home to Christchurch two years ago. Prior to SHOUT, she was working for the Ministry of Education in North Canterbury.

The thing that excites Ellie most about being a Speechie is being able to see children share their thoughts and ideas successfully in their home, school and community and the impact that this can have on their overall development and well-being.

Shout Central

HALLIE PEARSON

HALLIE PEARSON

Speech Language Therapist

Hallie is a Speech Language Therapist who joined the team at SHOUT in 2015. Hallie believes that all children have amazing potential and enjoys working within a family centred model to assist children in developing a broad range of communication skills. Hallie is able to support children with a range of communication difficulties. She is highly experienced working with children on the Autism Spectrum and also enjoys working with children with complex communication needs.
KRISTI BEHRENT

KRISTI BEHRENT

Speech Language Therapist

Kristi joined the team in 2017. She really enjoys working with clients and families who have complex needs particularly targeting social communication, behaviour and alternative means of communication. Kristi loves working within an inter-disciplinary team and really enjoys learning from other team members, particularly the Occupational Therapists that we work with. She finds this team approach really supportive for clients. She has an interest in the movement that is currently happening with Speech Language Therapists and the justice system.

Shout Southland

MARIA RYAN

MARIA RYAN

Speech Language Therapist

Maria joined SHOUT in 2016. Maria is a Southland local and services Invercargill and the surrounding area. Maria enjoys working with a paediatric caseload with children who have diverse communication needs. Maria has skills in running language and social skills groups. Maria is a real problem solver and loves applying communication strategies in everyday community settings.
Zoe Hope

Zoe Hope

Speech Language Therapist

Zoe joined the SHOUT team in January 2019. Zoe enjoys working with tamariki and in a multidisciplinary team to make communication fun and accessible no matter the setting…even in the pool! Zoe is proficient in her use of technology and has a particular interest in early language and literacy
SHANNON EMMERSON

SHANNON EMMERSON

Speech Language Therapist

Shannon is a Southland local and joined SHOUT in 2018 although has a history of helping us out in the past. Shannon has experience working as a paediatric therapist and in a previous role was a clinical supervisor of Speech and Language Therapy students at Canterbury University. Shannon also has specialised skills in the area of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

Office Ninja’s

FI HEWITT

FI HEWITT

Office Administrator

Fi joined the team in 2018 and is the friendly voice you hear when you contact SHOUT. Fi trained as an Occupational Therapist and has extensive experience working in rehabilitation as a manager and administrator. Fi is based in Central Otago but co-ordinates appointments and is the point of contact for all of our therapists across all regions. If you have any queries at all – just call Fi on 027 777 4688
PIP JONES

PIP JONES

Financial Administrator

Pip comes to SHOUT with fantastic financial administration skills having worked in many different areas of office management and administration over her career. She is our behind the scenes financial administrator and will be one of our contact people if you have any queries. Pip and her husband also run their farm near Milton – a busy lady!

Why Shout?

We have a strong focus on community participation and working as a team with you/your child within the environment they communicate in. We avoid clinic based work and truly believe that delivering services in the place in which you or your child communicates is the optimum way of practicing. We are specialist in making tweaks to the environment to make it easier for people to communication and foster communication independence.