Speech & Language Therapy Services
Initial Parental Consultation and Brief Report:
An initial consultation involves discussion with parents, initial feedback and advice, recommendations on how to help their child at home and in school/preschool, and Initial Consultation Report.
Full Speech and Language Therapy Assessment:
Speech and Language Therapy Intervention:
50 minutes – It is recommended that a block of 6-10 sessions is booked.
A Speech and Language Therapy assessment usually involves:
A School Aged Speech and Language Therapy assessment involves a parent and teacher questionnaire being sent to parents prior to the assessment to gather important pre-assessment information. It may contain standardised and non-standardised assessment tools. A range of standardised and non-standardised assessment tools will be used depending on your child’s age, ability level and specific difficulties. Following the completion of the assessment, a report will be compiled detailing the assessments used as well as their outcomes. Recommendations and, if required, activity ideas will be included within the report. The duration of an assessment is approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. The prices below include: the estimated time for the assessment; preparation and scoring of standardised assessments used; verbal feedback to you; and a full written report.
What is Speech & Language Therapy?
According to the HSE: Speech and Language Therapists help children communicate and interact with people. They help children to manage any speech, language and/or communication difficulties that they may experience. Speech & Language Therapists also assess and treat children who have Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties (medical term: Dysphagia).
How do Speech & Language Therapists work?
Speech & Language Therapists work in different ways:
- Therapists meet families individually to talk about speech, language and communication needs and work with clients to develop skills and confidence in this area.
- They assess children’s speech and language therapy skills.
- They diagnose a range of specific speech, language, and communication difficulties, and provide recommendations, strategies and resources on how to best manage these difficulties.
- Speech and Language Therapists work with children to develop communication skills and strategies individually and in a group context with children who are experiencing similar difficulties.
- If an assessment of Eating, Drinking & Swallowing ability is required, we discuss the impact of this and how this might affect your child.
What type of referrals are most common?
Receptive and expressive language concerns
General communication concerns
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Specific language disorders