We have news!
Our Gorey branch has been such a success (thanks to all our wonderful clients) that we are giving it its own separate identity. From 2023 what was the Gorey branch of The Speech Centre will be an independent small local business, with a brand new name – SPEAKABOUT!!
SpeakAbout will officially start in 2023, but there will be no disruption to your service. All that will change will be the name on the door, and possibly a few exciting improvements. We are open from Monday to Friday, and work with children of all ages with a variety of speech, language and communication needs. Just get in touch to make your appointment, or to discuss your concerns with our experienced and dedicated Speech and Language Therapist, Aine Gannon.
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.
Gorey Shopping Centre,
The Avenue, Gorey, Y25 W6D6
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Meet the Gorey Team
Áine Gannon graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2013 with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Speech and Language Therapy. After graduating, she spent 8 years working in Singapore and London. During this time, she gained clinical expertese in private clinics, a tertiary hospital for people with mental health difficulties, and a secondary school for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
She has worked with children, adolescents and adults with communication needs such as; phonological delay/disorder, developmental language delay, social communication difficulties, speech sound delay/disorder, stuttering, hearing difficulties, selective mutism. She was also worked with individuals with a variety of conditions such as; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Intellectual Disability, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders. She achieved her dysphagia competencies working in a hospital setting.
Aine is also experienced in running groups and individual sessions via tele-therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals to achieve their potential by taking a holistic, client centred and evidenced based approach. Áine has trained in Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, PECs, M.O.R.E. Feeding, Learn to Play and is an Elklan tutor. Áine is awaiting CORU registration for her return home to Ireland in August 2021, and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and she is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
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.