It’s Autism Awareness Day!

People all over the country are wearing blue today (2nd April 2020) to raise awareness of autism, and the needs of people with this diagnosis. At The Speech Centre we have come to know many individuals and families with autism over the years, and we see the joy and frustration that people with autism experience when they encounter the different levels of public awareness. Hopefully this Autism Awareness Day will help our communities develop a more positive, accepting and inclusive culture.

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World MS Day 2020 – Saturday 30th May

See what our Speech and Language Therapists have to say about Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis: How can a Speech and Language Therapist Help? Speech and swallowing problems are common in Multiple Sclerosis. The part of the brain responsible for the muscle control of the lips, tongue, soft palate, vocal chords or respiratory system can be […]

Re-opening 29th June!

UPDATE: We expect our branches around Ireland to re-open on 29th June, in Phase 3 of the national pathway for reopening. In the meantime, we are taking appointments and continuing our online services, so please continue to contact your nearest branch for information. Be assured that in the meantime, we are working hard on our […]

We have made your data even more secure!

Ever wondered how we keep our client information secure and confidential? Well, not only do we keep all your data safe in accordance with our GDPR policy, we have also signed up to Cliniko for our clinical record keeping. Safe, and planet friendly too 

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Re-opening 29th June!

UPDATE: We expect our branches around Ireland to re-open on 29th June, in Phase 3 of the national pathway for reopening. In the meantime, we are taking appointments and continuing our online services, so please continue to contact your nearest branch for information. Be assured that in the meantime, we are working hard on our […]

A New Year’s Resolution to help Speech and Language Development

Considering your New Year’s Resolutions? Would you give almost anything to help your children with Speech and Language development? Here’s something real that you can do. These are some questions about parental screen time that I was asked recently by the Irish Examiner, and they really got me thinking about my answers. 1: How important […]

Thank you to our colouring competition entries!

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Dublin Colouring Competition! We will be choosing our winners shortly, and arranging our special prize giving visits in the coming days. Just in time for Halloween! Here are some of the masterpieces that have been sent in so far, they are beautiful, and so […]

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – What do you need to know?

What is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? In a nutshell, DLD is the new name for Specific Language Impairment. It was recently changed to better reflect the difficulties that these children experience. We recently celebrated DLD Awareness Day, and in continuation of this we have attached a useful link for parents and professionals looking for some […]

Tips for talking to somebody with dementia

Speech therapy tips to make conversations a little easier

Help! My child has started to stammer!

Stammering in preschool children – how parents can help Difficulties with speaking fluently between 2 – 4 years affect about one child in 20. While the underlying causes are not fully understood, we know that parents do NOT cause stammering – also called stuttering. Evidence shows that most children outgrow this phase over a few […]