The Speech Centre Dublin

Your local speech and language therapists in Dublin

The Mount Merrion branch of The Speech Centre is located upstairs in Mount Merrion Medical Centre. Along with our Speech and Language Therapy clinic, the family-run Mount Merrion practice includes a GP practice, a practice nurse and a number of Physiotherapists; all located in a bright and family friendly environment.

Our Dublin speech therapy team work with the client and their family members to bring about the best possible outcomes in keeping with a client-centred approach to care. What this really means is that we listen to what your goals are, and work together towards them.

Having scheduled a therapy session, you will find the Mount Merrion Practice itself located in a mini-hub of shops, restaurants, and coffee shops; a popular local gathering place and an ideal spot for the client and family to eat and relax before or after their therapy session. For our younger clients, there is also a children’s park adjacent to the clinic.

Our Mount Merrion Speech Centre aims to offer the most stress free and client friendly environment and with this in mind, there is also free parking in front of the clinic, while we are just a 5 minute drive from Stillorgan Road and just 20 minutes from the M50.


Both my children attended the Speech Centre Dublin because they had a delay with their speech. It was a very relaxing and playful environment which for young children I think is very important. The progress with their speech was very fast and noticeable. I couldn’t recommend the speech centre highly enough.



 
Mount Merrion Medical Centre
71 Deerpark Road
Mount Merrion Dublin Ireland
Phone: 086 193 1311
Email: dublin@thespeechcentre.com

Contact the Dublin Team



Meet the Dublin Team


  • Fionnuala Devlin

    Fionnuala graduated from University College Cork (UCC) in 2013 with a BSc Hons in Speech and Language Therapy. She has gained clinical experience in a variety of settings within Ireland including an acute hospital, H.S.E. community clinics, nursing home and school based settings. She lived and worked in Singapore for 5 and a half years, mostly working with the paediatric population. This included working within a variety of early intervention, clinic based and mainstream and special school based settings.

    Prior to joining The Speech Centre team, Fionnuala worked within a well established international school in Singapore helping to support children with needs within the mainstream setting. She has also worked with adolescents and children with diverse communication difficulties, including speech and language disorders and delays, apraxia of speech, and social skills. Populations she has worked with include individuals with autistic spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and global developmental delays.

    In continuing her professional development as a Speech and Language Therapist, Fionnuala has attended courses pertaining to her field. These include Module 1 Lámh, Hanen Parent Training- ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ and ‘More Than Words’, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), and Elklan Total Training Package for 5-11’s.

    Fionnuala is a full member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. She is also dysphagia qualified. She is passionate about training parents and caregivers as well as teachers and special needs assistants.

  • Coline Samzun

    Coline recently graduated from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) with a BSc Hons in Clinical Speech and Language Studies. During her academic training, she gained clinical experience in diverse HSE settings, including acute hospitals, primary care, mental health, nursing homes and disability settings.

    Coline has worked with adults, adolescents and children with various communication and swallowing difficulties such as speech and language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, dysphagia, aphasia and apraxia of speech. She has also worked with clients who presented with a range of diagnoses and co-morbid difficulties such as Cerebral Palsy, Head & Neck Cancer, ADHD, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injuries.

    In continuing her development as a Speech and Language Therapist, Coline has attended courses pertaining to her field, including Module 1 Lámh and a Laryngeal Manual Therapy Course.

    Prior to moving to Ireland for her studies, Coline was born and lived in France and is perfectly fluent in both English and French. She has a special interest in Bilingualism, as well as Clinical Voice Disorders and Stuttering in both the paediatric and adult populations.

    Coline is passionate about communication and aims to empower her clients to take control and use their strengths to work through their difficulties together.

  • Alex Carey

    Alex Carey graduated with a BSc Hons in Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork, and in August 2015 submitted her final dissertation for an MSc in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She has gained clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, H.S.E. community clinics, nursing homes, intellectual disability settings, outpatient rehabilitation units and school settings. She has worked with adults, adolescents and children with diverse communication and swallowing difficulties. These include speech and language disorders and delays, cognitive impairment, aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, social skills, and swallowing disorders. Populations she has worked with include individuals with intellectual disabilities, dementia, post stroke, and autistic spectrum disorders.

    Alex completed research relating to the assessment of speech sound disorders and on interventions to promote oral feeding in preterm infants. She will be presenting her research findings at the European Society for Swallowing Disorders in Barcelona, October 2015. Alex is particularly interested in eating, drinking and swallowing disorders and currently provides services to nursing homes in Dublin and the east of the country.

    Alex is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. She is also a member of the Dysphagia Special Interest group and is committed to advancing her knowledge on the latest evidence available in this field.

  • catriona lysaght, the speech centre ireland Catriona Lysaght

    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.