Skill Builders Speech Language Therapy recognises the importance of life-long learning and offers professional development training for teachers and speech language therapists working with young people with speech, language and literacy difficulties.


 Upcoming Workshop for SLTs

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Topic: Effective Grammar Intervention for Children with Developmental Language Disorder

Presenter: Dr Karen Smith-Lock

Date: Monday 9th September 2019, 8.30am registration for 9.00am start; concludes at 4.30pm

Venue: Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland


Topic: How to Teach Phonics in Primary School-Aged Children

Presenter: Dr Karen Smith-Lock

Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019, 8.30am registration for 9.00am start; concludes at 4.00pm

Venue: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland

Important Information

Registration: Super Early Bird and Early Bird registration is encouraged as numbers are capped and events can and do sell out. Super Early Bird registrations pay 20% less of the registration fee and Early Bird registrations pay 10% less of the registration fee. Registrations are open until 2 weeks prior to the event date or until ‘sold out’. The workshop will only run if a minimum of 20 registrants are met. Registration fees includes workbook, certificate of attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

Registration Instructions and Payment: To streamline the registration process, registration is completed via Eventbrite. Click on the 'Register Here' button above to be taken to Eventbrite website and follow the instructions to secure your spot. Eventbrite accepts credit card/debit card payments and charges an online payment processing fee for each ticket sold. Unfortunately, payment by direct bank transfer is no longer an option. Once registration and payment is completed, a confirmation email will be automatically generated by Eventbrite. A tax receipt will also be sent to you/your employer within 5 working days. Final year SLT students wishing to register for an event will need to have their Student ID with them on the day of the event and type in the name of their university in the 'Company/Organisation' field on the registration form.  

Venue: Parnell Community Centre sits within a complex of buildings known as the Foundation Precinct, which is bounded by Parnell Road, George Street and Titoki Streets. It has 27 assigned car parks within the Foundation Precinct area. These are clearly marked "Jubilee Building". Parking is only for visitors to the Community Centre, including those attending functions in the Jubilee Building. For more information click here.

Catering: Tea and coffee on arrival plus morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided. For special dietary requirements, please complete the relevant section when registering online.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be sent in writing (mailed or emailed) to Skill Builders Speech Language Therapy. If the registrant cancels or is a non-attendee at the event: 100% of the registration fee refunded if cancellation occurs up to 7 days prior to the event; no refund will be given if cancellation occurs within 7 days before the event or for non-attendance on the day(s). 

100% of the registration fee will be refunded if the event is cancelled. Skill Builders bears no responsibility for any costs incurred (such as flights, accommodation, travel expenses) or loss of income.

Recording/Filming/Photography Not Permitted by Registrants: Registrants are NOT permitted to record any or part of this event in any format including audio recording, video recording, or through use of mobile devices for filming or photography.

Further Information: For any further information or queries, please contact Voon at Skill Builders at or on 022 105 1601.


Teachers and Early Childhood Educators

Training for teachers can be conducted at schools and early childhood centres to provide staff with professional development in the areas of speech, language or literacy.

Skill Builders Speech Language Therapy offers the following workshops for teachers and early childhood educators:

  • Speech and Language Development: What to Expect in the First 5 years (suitable for early childhood centres, day care centres and kindergartens)

  • Meeting the Literacy Challenge: SLTs & Teachers Working Together (suitable for teachers who work with Yr 1-4 students).

Please contact us for a detailed quote.


Supervision and Hosting CPD

Skill Builders is able to supervise/mentor ‘new graduate’ clinicians with basic clinical skills training in the areas of speech, language and literacy. Specialist training in stuttering therapy is not offered to speech language therapists and clinicians interested in this area of practice are encouraged to contact the Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START). Clinical supervision/mentoring is charged at $130 per hour, with group supervision also available for those who want regular supervision but at a shared cost (maximum of two supervisees).

As well as up-skilling new graduate and less experienced clinicians, Skill Builders is committed to offering speech language therapists with professional development training to ensure that practising clinicians continue to update and extend their professional knowledge. Skill Builders will host expert presenters from New Zealand and overseas and will happily arrange training in other areas upon request.