Speech and Language Therapy: Loughlinstown/Killiney Primary Care Team

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

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) help children with a wide range of communication difficulties. They do this by working with children, their parents and important people in their lives (such as teachers) to support communication-friendly environments and help children reach their communication goals.

Who do we see?

We have a general community paediatric caseload (0 to 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 (eg stammer)
  • Speech and language difficulties arising from hearing impairment
  • Cleft Palate
  • Voice disorders (referral to ENT may be advised)
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Mild general learning disability
  • Autistic children 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 (eg 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 (eg 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:

Speech & Language Department 
Loughlinstown Health Centre
Loughlinstown Drive
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Email: ds.slt@hse.ie