MEET OUR TEAM

Our team consists of four well trained dual qualified, speech-language therapists and audiologists who are able to provide both hearing services to people of all ages as well as speech therapy to children.

We also work closely with ENTs, paediatricians , paediatric neurologists, medical practitioners, other therapists, teachers and families so that any medical conditions can be diagnosed and managed appropriately.

In this way, the person is seen in a holistic manner and a customized programme of intervention is devised for each individual.

Lisa Calligaro

Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist

Co-owner, Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist with over 18 years of experience. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand (with distinction) (2000). She then went onto complete her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Wits (with distinction) (2001). She completed the 8 week basic paediatric Neurodevelopmental therapy/Bobath course in (2006) and completed the advanced course in management of feeding, oral-sensory motor and speech production disorders in children with Cerebral Palsy in 2009. She has completed the LSLSA certificate (2017) for working in the field of auditory verbal therapy with children with hearing loss (University of Stellenbosch). She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is a member of the South African Hearing, Speech-Language Association (SASLHA), South African Cochlear Implant Group (SACIG), South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (SANDTA), and is part of the Johannesburg Cochlear Implant Programme (JCIP).

Leesa King

Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist

Co-owner, Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist with over 14 years of experience. Leesa qualified with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand (with distinction)(2004). She received The Beltone Medal Award (2004): Most Outstanding Graduate in Speech and Hearing Therapy, and The Dean’s Medal (2004): Most Distinguished Performance in a Professional Degree. She completed her community service year in Nelspruit and then went onto spend a gap year in Scotland and England working as an Audiologist. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is a member of the South African Hearing, Speech-Language Association (SASLHA) and the South African Audiology Association (SAAA).

Megan Auby

Speech-Language Therapist and Audiologist

Megan Auby joined our team in January 2017. She qualified with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand (2014). She then went on to complete her community service year at Baragwaneth Hospital and stayed on for the next two years working in the paediatric audiology department testing hearing and fitting hearing aids. She completed the LSLSA certificate (2017) for working in the field of auditory verbal therapy with children with hearing loss (University of Stellenbosch) and she is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Rumaana Bham

Speech-language therapist and Audiologist

Rumaana Bham joined our team in May 2019. She completed her BA Speech & Hearing Therapy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016.  She attained the Golden Key Award and was the first runner-up for the AB Clemons Award for the best honours research in Speech Therapy (2016). She then went on to complete her community service year at Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital in 2017. Wanting to further her academic knowledge, she started her Master’s in Audiology (by Research) at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2018 and is completing her thesis on “The Developmental Outcomes of Children Previously Enrolled in a Risk-Based Hearing Screening Programme”.  She presented the preliminary results from her study at the 34th World Congress of Audiology in Cape Town in Oct/Nov 2018.  She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

Nina Johnson

Practice Manager

Nina Johnson is our friendly practice manager who handles all the appointments, accounts and queries. She previously worked for a cardiologist in Johannesburg and is comfortable in a medical setting. She is the face and voice behind the practice and is happy to help change a hearing aid battery, keep your child occupied while you fill in forms and deal with medical aid queries. Nina regularly attends courses on dealing with medical aid schemes, bookkeeping and account management to make the management of the practice run smoothly.

Our Commitment

We commit to providing caring, ethical and professional services to all our patients and families.

We commit to treat all patients with respect, empathy and care.

We commit to continuing to develop our knowledge, clinical skills and experience through courses, workshops, memberships to relevant associations and groups and further studies. 

All speech language therapists and audiologists in the practice are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). 

Collectively in the practice, we have memberships with the South African Hearing, Speech-Language Association (SASLHA) and the South African Audiology Association (SAAA), South African Cochlear Implant Group (SACIG) and South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (SANDTA).