Nadine Prescott

Speech and Language Therapist

(B.S.L.T, Hon)

Manager of Leaping Language NZ

  • Qualified with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy from Canterbury University in 2002.

  • 17 years experience in working with children and teenagers with a range of speech, language and communication needs.

  • Spent a total of 10 years working for the Ministry of Education in family homes, preschools, kindergartens and schools.  Working across all age groups 0 – 21 years. 

  • Worked in the UK for 7 years for the National Health Service (NHS) in mainstream schools, special schools and specialist resource bases. Specialised during this time in working with teenagers in High School settings.  

  • A friendly and dedicated Speech and Language Therapist with strong ability to relate to children of all age groups, from preschoolers to  young adults. 

  • Spoken at conferences and published two books jointly with a specialist teacher.

  • Member of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association (NZSTA) and work according to their code of ethics (​NZSTA membership #00012150). 

  • Partner to Warren and Mum to Lexie (3 years old).

Kyra Portis

Speech and Language Therapist

(B.S.L.P, Hon)

Parent Child Workshop Facilitator

  • Qualified with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology from Canterbury University in 2014.

  • 5 years of experience in working with children, families and educators in home, school and early childhood settings to support children with a variety of speech, language and social communication needs.

  • Experience in presenting and facilitating parent and teacher workshops for a range of speech and language topics.

  • Certified member of Hanen with experience in facilitating Hanen parent training workshops (The Hanen Centre).  

  • Registered member of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association (NZSTA) and work according to their code of ethics.

  • Loves to draw, play table tennis and has recently become a marriage celebrant in Canterbury.

  • Wife to Yi-Sien and mum to Ashton (8 months).

Leaping Language NZ

Phone: 0221 648 981

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Credit and thanks to Kyra Portis for logo

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