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) and a very limited adult service is provided.
- Children residing in PCCC catchment area
- Children with Primary Speech &/or Language Difficulties
- Children with communication difficulties that 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
- Adults require medical referral to the service
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
For more information, please contact 066 710 4949. Clinics are held in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Cahirciveen, Castleisland, Dingle and Kenmare. Children with an intellectual or physical disability may receive SLT services from intellectual or physical disability service providers.