Welcome to The Speech Centre, located in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre on the 1st floor. Here in The Speech Centre Mallow, we work with a varied group of clients including both adults and children. In an open and friendly environment, we conduct speech, language, and swallow assessments, create client-centred therapy plans, and work together with you and your family members to discover the most beneficial and effective form of intervention for you.
MPHC is a state of the art medical centre in Mallow town that serves the whole community and provides exceptional medical care, and we are delighted to be part of the enhanced medical services. Our therapy is of a very high standard and we do our utmost to ensure that therapy in our clinic is tailored to suit the specific needs of each of our individual clients. If you would like to find out more about us, or would like to book an appointment with us here at The Speech Centre Mallow, you can contact Siobhán directly on 085 1693404.
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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Mallow Co Cork Ireland
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Siobhán graduated from University of Limerick with an honours Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Siobhán also has an honours degree in Nursing from the University of Limerick after which she went on to complete an MSc in Nursing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Health Science Education in Trinity College Dublin. She worked as a general nurse in the UK and Ireland and also as a Nurse Tutor at Milford Care Centre, Limerick.
She is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapy and her qualification is recognised by the Regulating Health and Social Care Professional body (CORU). Siobhán is dysphagia qualified and completed various research pieces including a study examining meals, mealtimes and nutrition in Health, Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) residential care home reports; health care staff members’ experience of caring for people with delirium and a research study examining the impact of a palliative care programme for health care assistants.
Siobhán has gained experience in assessment, differential diagnosis and planning individualised therapy programmes for children and young people presenting with a range of communication difficulties, e.g. speech and language delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as adults with swallowing and communication disorders.
Siobhán is committed to furthering her clinical skills through continuing professional development. She is trained in Feeding Eating Drinking and Swallowing (FEDS), Lámh Module 1, First Aid and CPR. She has attended courses relating to her profession including Lámh Module 1 and a dysphagia care programme.
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.