Our clinic is located in Killarney Medical Centre, Lower New Street, which is in the centre of Killarney town and easily accessed from all surrounding areas. A small team of local GPs, nurses and admin staff work in Killarney Medical Centre, along with our Speech and Language Therapist, Elaine.
On-street parking is available right outside the door or there is parking in the Cathedral car park located less than a five minute walk from the clinic. The clinic is run by a local Speech and Language Therapist who works in a bright, cosy, well-equipped therapy room. You will have access to your own waiting room where you can relax before the Speech and Language Therapist welcomes you to your appointment. We cater for both children and adults of all ages and abilities in our clinic. The Killarney speech therapy clinic’s opening hours are from 8:00 am – 6:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
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.
47 Lower New Street
Killarney Kerry Ireland
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Meet the Killarney Team
Elaine graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork. She has gained clinical experience in a variety of settings including H.S.E primary community care clinics, nursing homes, acute hospitals, rehabilitation units and services for adults with acquired communication impairments. She has worked with a diverse client group encompassing people of all ages, presenting with communication and swallowing difficulties such as developmental speech and language delays and disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, social skills and swallowing impairments. Populations she has worked with include post-stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury autism spectrum disorder.
Elaine has a particular interest in the area of acquired communication disorders and has completed research pertaining to the use of technology by speech and language therapists in the management of these difficulties, with particular focus on how technology can be beneficial to therapeutic interventions. Elaine also has experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and has provided training to both staff and parents in various settings.
Elaine is committed to furthering her clinical skills through continuing professional development. She is dysphagia competent and has attended courses relating to her profession, including Lámh Module 1 and training in the management of paediatric dysphagia.
Elaine is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists and is a registered member of CORU. She is dedicated to providing each one of her clients with individualised, client-centred therapy.
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.