Private Speech and Language Therapy based on the Kapiti Coast
Assessments and Reports
There are a variety of ways of assessing a child's skills that aren't necessarily a formal assessment
Options for initial assessments and reviewing progress are available. The assessment findings will be detailed in a report for you, including recommendations for next steps.
Plans and Programmes
A goal without a plan is just a wish!
Plans include specific, functional goals that are tailored for your child. The programmes include coaching on how to implement the plan at home and at school.
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become (Dr Seuss)
One off sessions or blocks of therapy are available, depending on your child's needs. To understand your child's communication skills an assessment by Connect SLT Ltd is required before starting therapy sessions.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn (Maya Angelou)
School and staff training packages are available. Please contact to discuss your specific needs.
Supervision sessions for other Speech Language Therapists
Options for face to face supervision sessions as well as via zoom are available
Kia Ora and welcome to Connect Speech Therapy Ltd
My name is Kirsten Mulvay and I am a Speech and Language Therapist with over 10 years experience. I have worked in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom, with a wide range of communication delays and disorders in various settings. I also have a lot of experience working with young people with a diagnosis of ASD, as well as complex and multiple learning needs, in mainstream and special school settings.
I decided to start Connect Speech Therapy Ltd to allow me the flexibility to balance my working life with my family.
The ethos of my work is to support the child and family at the centre of what we do. I am passionate about working with children, families and schools in their everyday environments to support people to communicate.
My main areas of expertise are:
Social interaction and
I continue to engage in professional development and stay up to date with best practice guidelines. Some courses I have completed and integrate into my practice include: TIPS for Autism, Talking Mats, Lidcombe, SCERTS, PECS and Makaton. I am also Hanen Certified to run It Takes Two to Talk programmes.
(Special thanks to Black Sand Studio for the first page photo - https://blacksand.studio)
''The limits of my language mean the limits of my world''
Appointments can be held in your home or child's school by arrangement. Initial assessments typically range from 1-2 hours and therapy sessions from 30-60 minutes. Part of that time will be spent with your child, and the rest demonstrating and supporting the adults around the child to implement the strategies.
Prices quoted include travel within the Kapiti region. Please contact to discuss your needs and travel costs to Wellington, Hutt Valley and Horowhenua.
Please get in contact to get prices for your individual needs.