The Best Care for your Child

Based in Churchtown, Dublin 14, SpeakEasy Speech and Language Therapy is run by Sarah Kelly. An expert in her field, Sarah is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist and a registered member of CORU and Independent Speech-Language Therapists Ireland (ISTI).

Sarah has 16 years’ experience working with children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties including children with Autism, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability. She has worked in both community care and hospital settings holding a specialist post in early years. She delivers therapy in crèches, nurseries and schools and has provided effective training for staff and parents.

First and foremost, Sarah is a mum of two boys, Finn and Ollie. Ollie was born 9 weeks prematurely, so she has experienced firsthand the emotion, stress and worry of a child being developmentally delayed. She can empathise and understand the impact this has on the whole family.

Sarah

MSc, PGDip, BA Ed.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Essex.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education, St. Nicholas Montessori College, Dublin. 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs, Trinity College, Dublin. 

  • Dyslexia Tutors’ Course, The Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

  • Committed to continuing professional development. Training completed in Hanen, Attention Autism, SCERTS model, Elklan, Palin PCI  for Stammering, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Colourful Semantics, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Makaton. 

‘I look forward to meeting you and your child. Team working is at the essence of what I do. I am dedicated to delivering high-quality patient care and believe in collaborating with your whole family and all those involved in your child’s care to achieve your goals. As we know, you are the expert in your child therefore, together we can prioritise goals that you feel are most important for your child. Therapy is all about having fun and personally, I believe building a rapport with your child is the foundation for success.’

Sarah Kelly, Senior SLT, SpeakEasy Speech and Language Therapy

Katie

MSc SLT, BA. 

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Essex.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics & Geography, UCD.

  • Committed to continuing professional development. Training completed in Hanen – More than Words, It Takes Two to Talk and Learning Language and Loving it. Attention Autism, ADOS, Word Aware, Talking Mats, Sensory Integration, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Lámh.

Katie is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist who completed a B.A. (Hons) in Linguistics in 2008 from UCD Dublin and a MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Essex in 2011. Katie is a registered member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and CORU and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents from 0-18 years. Katie has experience working with a wide range of communication needs including Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), speech sound delay/disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, intellectual disability and genetic/chromosomal syndromes.

Katie ensures that families are placed at the centre of the decision-making process, developing evidence-based interventions to empower parents/caregivers to feel confident in their own abilities to support their child’s communication development. Katie builds on a child’s strengths in order for them to meet their fullest potential.

Katie endeavours to continually develop the art of devising and delivering Speech and Language Therapy interventions by regularly attending CPD opportunities to ensure she provides the highest quality of client care.

Kathryn

 BSc SLT

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy, NUI Galway

  • Committed to Continuing Professional Development: Training completed in Hanen (It Takes Two To Talk), Derbyshire Language Scheme, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Colourful Semantics, Makaton, Lámh, Word Aware, Alex Kelly Social Communication Skills, Natural Language Acquisition.

Kathryn is a registered member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and CORU. She has experience of working with children and adolescents who have a wide range of speech, language and communication needs. These include Developmental Language Disorder, speech sound delay/disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and Down Syndrome.

Kathryn is dedicated to providing high-quality interventions with your child and family at its heart. She understands the importance of working as a team and believes that keeping family involved at all stages of your child’s therapy journey is key for success. Kathryn aims to make therapy fun for your child and to equip you with the tools you need to feel confident in supporting your child at home.

Child Speech Specialists

Rewarding, empathetic, family-centred, and successful, we are committed to ensuring that children facing developmental and learning difficulties are catered to with diligence, in-depth assessments, and a multidisciplinary approach.

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