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Overall, I would say my experience with the Speech Centre has been one which has encouraged, helped and benefited me greatly. The approach is both gentle and affirming, yet has also enabled me to journey much further along the road of control than I would ever have imagined possible. I now have more hope, more control and can see that I should not be defined by this speech impediment.
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Donnycarney Dublin 5 Ireland
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Sinéad graduated with a BSc First Class Honors in Speech and Language Therapy from Trinity College Dublin.
Throughout her training she gained experience in a wide range of services, including primary care centres, children’s disability settings, language classes, acute hospitals and adult residential settings.
She has worked with a diverse set of clients such as children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Language Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Speech Sound Disorder. Her training also included working with adults with Dementia, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. She has extensive experience in acute settings of Feeding Eating and Swallowing Disorders.
Sinéad presented her thesis titled, “The Perceptions of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on the EarlyBird Support Group” at the 2019 IASLT conference, after an EarlyBird course ignited an interest in this area.
Sinéad has completed Module One of Lámh, is CORU registered, and is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.
Before completing her Masters in Speech and Language Therapy in 2006, Catriona’s background was in education and linguistics, where she worked with children and young adults with language and behavioural difficulties, and in a physical disability setting in Speech and Language Therapy. On completion of her Masters, she worked for a number of years in an acute hospital, before moving to community adult services. She has since specialised in the treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders in the adult population, and currently provides services to nursing homes and hospitals around Ireland. She has completed post-graduate specialised training in Adult Acquired Neurological Dysphagia, Videofluoroscopy Analysis, and Cervical Auscultation.
Over the years Catriona has also worked in paediatric settings, gaining a firm knowledge of various therapy approaches and techniques, including PECs, the Derbyshire Language Scheme, Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’, and Kids Express Train, which uses music in therapy for children with autism. She is also trained in Lamh and Irish Sign Language, as well as clinical voice skills including Laryngeal Manual Therapy.
Catriona began work in private practice in 2009, and established her own clinic in 2010. The Speech Centre has now expanded to eight locations around Ireland, and the team of Speech and Language Therapists is growing. Catriona is dedicated to furthering the professional development of herself and her team, and is involved in training Undergraduate and Masters level Speech and Language Therapy students.