speech and language

Mobile Practice | West Auckland

private speech therapy for children

Julia Schaefer | Speech Language Therapist

I was born in New York and attended university in California where I completed dual bachelor degrees in speech science and psychology with a minor in special education.  In 2004 I earned a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from San Francisco State University and stayed in the California Bay Area to start my career as a speech language pathologist.

 I specialised in Autism Spectrum and continue to find this area a very rewarding part of speech language therapy.  Over the years I've also found working with behavioural challenges in special schools to be a strength of mine and I welcome these cases always.

In 2006 I moved to Auckland and worked in speech therapy private practices, later opening my own service, Speech Therapy Connections.  I have contractedto special schools, IWS, and CYF around Auckland, but I love the work with children and their families best.  I enjoy the variety of providing speech therapy in homes or schools for children of all ages and abilities.

Outside of my speech therapist career I live in Cornwallis, West Auckland and enjoy painting, running and horses.  I'm thrilled to have a 5 year old daughter in my life too who just began school at Green Bay Primary, after spending a few memorable years at Woodlands Park Kindergarten and Kidd Inn Daycare.

for speech

"Our boy was 3 years old when we started with Julia and he has made great progress since. Her playful techniques worked wonders and he always looked forward to the sessions."
                                                                                                                         ~ Rebecca (Titirangi)

Julia Schaefer, MS-SLT
Speech & Language Therapist
mobile | 021 027 21317