Happy Talk

Happy Talk is a targeted universal early intervention model of care within the HSE. The Happy Talk team of speech and language therapists is based in Cork in the North Lee Speech and Language Therapy Department, and delivers services across Cork City. Happy Talk provides targeted universal interventions for children aged 0 – 6 years living in disadvantage in Cork City. Happy Talk seeks to improve the language, learning and literacy skills of young children, an identified high risk population for speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Happy Talk works in Schools, Preschools, Crèches, Libraries, Public Health Nurse Clinics and Parent Toddler Groups. More information about these programmes can be found in the tabs on the sidebar on the left of this page.

HappyTalk develops resources to encourage language development. The  ‘Resources’ tab on the left has more information.

For more information contact Aoife O’Shea on 087 6440177 and aoife.oshea@hse.ie