Speech and Language Therapy: Stillorgan 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 communcation 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)
  • 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 (eg learning disability, ASD, physical behavioural or attentiond 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 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

Useful links

Our Early Intervention and School Age teams provide Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy ,Psychology and other services for children and families

See our Nursing page for information on Child Health with lots of tips and resources for parents

For healthy eating tips, factsheets and lots more check out our Dietitian page

For information on Dyspraxia, Stammering and lots more see our Health A-Z

Useful websites

Literacy Trust -Helpful articles with advice for early language development in 13 different languages

IASLT-Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists’ website –general information for parents/clients on speech and language therapy

www.iasltpp.com –information about Speech & Language Therapists in private practice in Ireland

www.ican.org.uk – provides information for parents of children with communication difficulties

www.speech-language-therapy.com – provides links and free resources for childhood communication development.

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