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About Sarah and Star

Introducing Sarah Campbell
Speech Therapist in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Sarah Campbell, Speech Therapist in the Bay of Plenty

Introducing Sarah Campbell, MSLTPrac, MNZSTA

Star is owned and managed by Sarah Campbell, a Hanen, Lidcome, and PECS trained Speech-Language Therapist with over 16 years of hands-on experience providing speech therapy in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty for children and adults. 

Sarah holds a Master in Speech-Language Therapy Practice degree from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in Linguistics and a Minor in Japanese from Waikato University. Her Masters’ thesis gathered norms for children 5;6 to 5;11 years old for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Articulation and Phonology assessment – a system for measuring children’s speech development and gauging the point at which they may need specialist intervention.


Sarah is a practising member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA). Sarah is passionate about communication and loves what she does.

Sarah proficiently supports a wide range of communication needs, with her experience being the most extensive around clarity of speech sound production, including childhood apraxia of speech, fluency (i.e., stuttering), auditory processing disorder, and issues related to language processing or aphasia (an often-misunderstood area). Sarah undergoes regular upskilling to ensure clients receive the latest evidence-based treatment. She is proudly qualified in the following programmes, which she integrates into her therapeutic approach where suitable:

  • The Sounds-Write Structured Literacy Program.

  • The Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk Program, for parents who have a child with a language delay.

  • The Hanen: More Than Words Program, for parents who have a young child with autism - non verbal through to learning to talk with a conversational partner .

  • The Hanen: Talkability Programme, for parents who have a verbal child with social communication difficulties.

  • The Hanen: Target Word Program, for parents whose very young child is a late talker.

  • The Lidcombe Program for Stuttering.

  • The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Sarah loves technology and uses this when working as a Speech-Language Therapist. She accesses many interactive and engaging tools when seeing young (and older!) children via teletherapy. Sarah has been heavily involved with Toastmasters, from committee roles including Club President, to competing in and winning various speech and evaluation competitions. With three young and active boys of her own, she understands the needs of parents and has a range of strategies to implement speech and language therapy targets effectively within the busy home life. If you are seeking speech therapy in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty, give Sarah a call today.

About Star Language & Literacy:

Star Language and Literacy provides in-person speech therapy in the Bay of Plenty, and online teletherapy nationwide.

Star Language and Literacy was created to support people to thrive academically. Sarah has an extensive background and passion for linguistics, language and literacy, so, since literacy is founded on strong language skills, she knows how to help students find academic success. As a Tauranga speech therapist, she has supported many people–young and old–to learn and thrive by expressing themselves in spoken and written text.

Sarah provides tutoring, resources, literacy and language therapy across New Zealand via teletherapy, as well as in-person speech therapy in Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty region. Star Language an Literacy is based on Christian principles and puts this into practice by focusing on compassion, integrity and excellent service. Sarah enjoys working with children of all ages, as well as adults. Her passion lies in making a significant difference in the community by helping clients develop the literacy and communication skills to support life in all its fullness.

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