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
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Meet the Wexford Team
Ellie O'Connor graduated with a BSc Hons in Speech and Language Therapy from Trinity College Dublin. During her academic training, she gained clinical experience in a wide range of practice settings including primary care community clinics, nursing homes, disability settings, schools, and rehabilitation and acute hospitals. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children with various communication and swallowing difficulties such as speech and language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia of speech. She has worked with clients presenting with a range of diagnoses and co-morbid difficulties such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injuries.
After completing her qualification in Speech and Language Therapy, she worked in a HSE primary care clinic with children and adolescents with communication difficulties. These included developmental speech and language disorders and delays, stammering, and social communication skills.
Ellie has also completed a research project on preschool children’s awareness of dysfluency (Thesis title: Preschool Children’s Awareness of Stuttering-like Dysfluencies). She is registered with CORU and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists and is dedicated to continuing professional development. She recently completed Lámh Module 1 training, and is looking forward to putting this into practice in her day-to-day work.
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.