Speech and Language Therapy (Children)

The Speech and Language Therapy Department in Dublin North West provide services to children who present with speech, language, voice, fluency and social communication difficulties.

Phone: 01 640 9265

What we do

Speech and Language Therapists assess and work with children with a wide range of communication difficulties.

Who we see

We see children aged 0 to 18 years, who have speech or language difficulties as their primary need.

We see children who live in our catchment area of ‘Dublin North City & County – North West Dublin’.

This area generally covers Dublin 7, Dublin 11 and Dublin 15.

Children who may benefit from speech & language therapy may have some of the following needs:

  • Speech: difficulty making speech sounds
  • Language: difficulty understanding and/or using words and sentences
  • Stammering or Stuttering: difficulty with fluent speech (getting stuck on words)
  • Voice: hoarseness or loss of voice (Talk to your G.P. about a referral to the E.N.T. Department also)
  • Social communication: difficulty with using language appropriately and following the rules of conversation

We do not have a feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing service for children.

Input may be provided either directly with the child or with their parent/guardian, depending on the age and specific individual needs of the child.

Input may be given one-on-one or in a group-based setting. Appointments are usually clinic-based however in some cases school-based appointments may be offered.

Children who are not for primary care speech & language therapy, and should be referred to specialist services:

A specialist service (such as the Early Intervention Team or School-Age Team), can be more suitable for children with communication difficulties which are part of a more significant difficulty (e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Their needs may be better met by a team of health professionals working together. 

Assessing your child's need under the Disability Act 2005

Specialist Services in Dublin North West

Assessment of Need Officer Ashgrove House, Kempton Estate, Navan Road, Dublin 7 01-827 6816
Early Intervention Team (children aged 0-5) Ashgrove House, Kempton Estate, Navan Road, Dublin 7  01-827 6802
Services for Schools for the Deaf Holy Family School for the Deaf, Navan Road, Dublin 7 01 838 0058
School Age Disability Team (children 5+) Daughters of Charity, Navan Road, Dublin 7 01 824 5300

Where we are based

Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy in Finglas / Glasnevin (North)

Wellmount Health Centre

Wellmount Park, Finglas, Dublin 11

Phone: 01 856 7700

Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy in Cabra/ Ashtown / Grangegorman

Navan Road Primary Care Centre,

Navan Road, Dublin 7

Phone: 01 868 6800 

Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy in Ongar / Mulhuddart / Blakestown

Blanchardstown Primary Care Centre, Grove Court, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Phone:01 829 7233

Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy in Corduff / Carpenterstown / Castleknock

Castleknock Health Facility, Castleknock Road, Dublin 15

Phone: 01 640 9266

Primary Care Speech & Language Therapy in Hartstown / Huntstown / Clonsilla / Littlepace

Hartstown Health Centre, Cherryfield Lawns, Hartstown, Dublin 15

Phone: 01 866 2800

 

Cost of Service

There is no cost to see the Speech & Language Therapist. Our service is free.

Making a Referral

Anyone can refer to our service, with permission from parent/guardian.

Referral forms must be filled out in full with all relevant information included. Please note that incomplete referrals will not be accepted and will be returned to the referral source.

It is important for the parent/guardian to sign the form.

All referrals should be on the Primary Care ‘PCT Referral Form’ and sent to the Central Referral Office by email, fax or post.

You can get this form by printing from here PCT Referral Form, by calling into your local health centre, or by calling our admin support on 01 640 9265 to ask for a form. 

We recommend completing an additional information form to support all referrals.

Appointments

Appointments are made directly with the Speech and Language Therapy Department. A parent/guardian must attend with their child and remain for the duration of the appointment.  If for any reason you cannot attend your appointment, we request that parents/guardians give at least 24 hours' notice if they need to cancel an appointment.

This can facilitate that the appointment may be offered to another child on the waiting list. Clients who fail to attend appointments without giving prior notice may not be offered further appointments. If you have missed an appointment, please contact the clinic as soon as possible.

If you are running late for an appointment, please contact the clinic directly. Please note, if you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, it may not be possible to proceed with the appointment.

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