Our Team

 

A Dedicated Team of Learning Difficulties Therapists

We have a dedicated, experienced and caring team who fulfil a variety of roles, from hands-on therapists to management and administration. The Developmental Learning Centre is overseen by Learning & Behavioural Difficulties Expert Rosemary Murphy who has pioneered Developmental Movement Therapy and Auditory Retraining Therapy in New Zealand. You can read more about Rose's story here
 

Rosemary Murphy, Founder and Learning/Behavioural Difficulties Expert, B.Ed, Dip, Tch., Grad, Dip. L. D.

Rosemary Murphy

Rosemary Murphy studied education at Hamilton Teachers’ College and Waikato University and went on to teach in public and private schools in New Zealand, the UK and the USA for 16 years. She is a graduate of the Extra Lesson™ post graduate training programme and is a Registered Extra Lesson™ Practitioner. She is also a Certified iLs Advanced Professional and former SPELD tutor.

Sherryll Dansey Irvine, Dip. Tch. (Primary), Reg. Extra Lesson™ Practitioner

Sherryll Dansey

Sherryll has worked as a primary school teacher in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as a youth counsellor, a youth social programme director and a special needs coordinator for early childhood centres. Sherryll is a graduate of the Extra Lesson™ post graduate training programme, is a Registered Extra Lesson™ Practitioner, an iLs Practitioner  and former SPELD tutor.

Fiona Samson, Dip. ECE

Fiona Samson

Fiona has had 17 years experience in early childhood education, both as a teacher and in Early Childhood Education centre management. She has completed her Extra Lesson™ training programme and specialises in delivering Extra Lesson™ therapy to young children.

 

Marion Nitschke

Olivia Riddell

Marion is our wonderful Practice Manager and heads up our excellent support team. Marion has worked in child-centred businesses for over 5 years and coordinates all appointments. She always has a smile on her face and is happy to answer your questions about our services.

Emma Ratcliffe

Emma moved to New Zealand in 2002 and has worked in Christchurch for ten years as an occupational therapist, focusing her practice on working with children and adults who have learning and sensory processing difficulties. Emma has recently completed her Extra Lesson training, and combines this with her occupational therapy philosophy, particularly incorporating sensory processing and sensory developmental needs within her work.

Emma is passionate about educating parents and teachers about children's developmental and learning needs as well as working with students to support their success in all areas of their life, including learning, social and general development.

 

   

Eva Sadag, M.Mus, M.A

Eva Lee

Eva is a professional musician and has worked both as a violinist and a music teacher. She has over 25 years experience working with children. She is currently a student of Extra Lesson training programme and has done training in Integrated Listening System Therapy.

Eva Lee, Cert, Bowen Therapist, MNZBTI.

Eva Lee

Eva has had years of therapeutic experience as a Bowen Therapist and has also completed training as an iLs technician.  She provides listening clinic and administration support and also offers Bowen therapy in our Tauranga clinic for children and adults.

 

Call 0800 543 399 or Request a free call back with the Developmental Learning Centre to understand how your child could benefit from our natural and holistic therapies.