Welcome To Shout

SHOUT is a specialist Speech Language Therapy company servicing both adults and children throughout Otago and Southland. 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.
ZOE HOPE

ZOE HOPE

Speech Language Therapist

ALEX MAJOR

ALEX MAJOR

Speech Language Therapist

Shout Christchurch

CHLOE WATSON

CHLOE WATSON

Speech Language Therapist

Chloe joined the team at SHOUT in January 2018. Chloe is a passionate speech language therapist who loves working with children and their families. Chloe loves focusing her work around her clients interests to create motivation and fun in her therapy sessions. Chloe has been enjoying working with our very young clients as well as working on social skills for use in the playground.

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 RABBITT

KRISTI RABBITT

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.
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

FIONA HEWITT

FIONA HEWITT

Office Administrator

Fiona Hewitt comes to us with extensive experience in the Allied Health field. Fiona is a trained Occupational Therapist and has had several years practicing as an OT as well as running a large interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. Fiona is passionate about all things allied health and is focused on SHOUT achieving great outcomes for our clients. Fiona will be the friendly voice you are greeted by when you contact our team.
TAHNEE TE KANAWA

TAHNEE TE KANAWA

Office Administrator

Tahnee comes to SHOUT with fantastic administration skills working in several different areas of administration over her career. She is our behind the scenes guru in all things admin and will be one of our contact people if you have any queries about what is happening with your therapy package.

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.