Our clinic is located in Suite 2 of the Redmond Medical Centre, which is in the centre of Wexford town opposite the railway station and easily accessed from all surrounding areas. A team of medical services are located in Redmond Medical Centre, including GPs, audiologists, and the Beacon Clinic, and we are proud to provide Speech and Language Therapy alongside these practitioners.
Car parking is available right outside the door, or there are various other parking options within a five minute walk from the clinic. The Wexford branch of The Speech Centre 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. Please feel free to give us a call on 0852121021 if you have any questions at all.
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.
Redmond Medical Centre
Redmond Square Wexford Ireland
Contact the Wexford Team
Meet the Wexford Team
Joanne Walsh graduated with a MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Limerick. She has gained clinical experience in a variety of settings including primary care community clinics, disability services, nursing homes, intellectual disability settings and schools. Prior to completing her studies in Speech and Language Therapy Joanne has added experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults with communication and swallowing difficulties. These include developmental speech and language disorders/delays, dysfluency, communication difficulties associated with cognitive impairment, apraxia of speech, social skills and swallowing disorders.
Joanne has completed research relating to the patients’ experience of using thickened liquids post stroke. She is co-author of the publication “Plugging the patient evidence gap: what patients with swallowing disorders post-stroke say about thickened liquids”, published in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders in January 2018. Joanne also completed research related to Developmental Language Disorder, and co-developed a care-pathway for assessment and treatment for CHO Area 5 (South Tipperary, Carlow/Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford).
Joanne is registered with CORU and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, and is dedicated to continuing professional development. She has completed Lámh Module 1 training.
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.