LSLS Cert. AVT, B.Ed (Hons), Adv Post.Grad Dip HI

Estelle's career in working with hearing loss and speech development began under personal circumstances. Her son, Nathan, contracted meningitis when he was one, and lost his hearing as a result. Despite being told that Nathan would not be able to develop speech, Estelle believed there must be a way. So Estelle, who already had a career as a primary school teacher, went to University and gained a Masters in Hearing Impairment and Speech Development so she could teach her son to talk. She later certified as an Auditory Verbal Therapist and over the past 14 years has coached hundreds of parents to develop their children’s listening, talking and social skills at the Hearing House in New Zealand.  

In September 2017 Estelle moved to the UK and joined the team of Auditory Verbal therapists at Auditory Verbal UK. At the end of 2021 Estelle returned to New Zealand but will continue to mentor trainees virtually and online.

Estelle works in two week rotations. the first week she works on Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-5pm (in New Zealand local time), and in the second week she is contactable by email only.

Email: [email protected]