Speech and Language Therapy: Cabinteely/Foxrock Primary Care Team

Speech and 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 years):

  • Children residing in the Dublin South Primary Care catchment area
  • Children with Primary Speech &/or Language Difficulties
  • Note: Children with communication difficulties which are secondary to a more significant primary difficulty are referred to a more appropriate service where their ongoing and/or complex needs are better met by a 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 (for example, 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 (for example, learning disability, ASD, physical behavioural or attention difficulties, etc)
  • Adults: St. Colmcille's Hospital SLT Dept. provides an Outreach Service

What is our Referral Policy?

We operate an open Referral Policy

Parental consent is required. Referrals accepted from:

  • Primary Care team members (for example, GP, PHN, Psychology)
  • Teachers, with signed parental consent
  • Parents
  • Private SLTs, psychologists, occupational therapists etc
  • Referrals accepted by post or email
  • Parents may also refer their child over the phone
  • PCCC referral form suitable

Where to send a Referral?

Send by post or email to:

Aoife Byrne
Principal Speech and Language Therapist 
Speech & Language Department 
Loughlinstown Health Centre
Loughlinstown Drive
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Email: aoife.byrne@hse.ie

Alternatively, phone Aoife Byrne on 01 2822122