Speech and Language Therapy

(For families whose local health centre is one of the following; Dun Laoghaire, Sallynoggin, Cabinteely, Loughlinstown, Dalkey, Stillorgan, Blackrock or Shankill)

Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) provide assessment, diagnosis & therapy for children with a wide range of communication difficulties.

Who do we see?

We have a general community paediatric caseload (0 - 18 yrs.):

  • Children residing in PCCC catchment area
  • Children with Primary Speech &/or Language Difficulties
  • Children with communication difficulties which are secondary to a more significant primary difficulty are referred to a more appropriate service where their ongoing &/or complex needs are better met by multi-disciplinary team

What type of communication difficulties do we work with?

We see children presenting with:

  • Language Delay/Disorder
  • Both comprehension and/or expressive language difficulties
  • Speech Sound Difficulties
  • Dysfluency (e.g.: stammer)
  • Speech and Language difficulties arising from hearing impairment
  • Cleft Palate
  • Voice disorders (Referral to ENT may be advised)
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Mild General Learning Disability
  • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder attending mainstream classes in mainstream schools

Clients appropriate to other services:

The following clients should be referred to other specialised services:

  • Children with Communication Difficulties as secondary to more significant difficulty (e.g.: Learning Disability, ASD, Physical Behavioural or Attention Difficulties, etc)
  • Adults: St. Colmcille's Hospital SLT Dept. provides Outreach Service

What is our Referral Policy?

We operate an open Referral Policy

Parental consent is required
Referrals Accepted from:

  • Primary Care Team members (e.g.: GP, PHN, Psychology)
  • Teachers with parental consent
  • Parents
  • Private SLTs, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists etc
  • Referrals accepted by Fax, Post or E-mail
  • Parents may also refer child over the phone
  • PCCC referral form suitable

Where to send a Referral?

Send by Post or Fax to:

Aoife Byrne (Principal SLT),
Speech & Language Dept.,
Loughlinstown Health Centre,
Loughlinstown Drive
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin


Fax No: 282 1594

Alternatively, you may contact Aoife Byrne by Telephone: 01 282 2122