ABOUT GALWAY SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY

ABOUT GALWAY SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

Galway Speech Therapy was set up and is run by Geraldine Hogan Speech and Language Therapist. Geraldine attained 1st class honours in her BSc. (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy, from NUI, Galway.

Geraldine works with children who experience communication, speech and language difficulties due to an unexplained delay in development, or due to other health challenges that they may have, such as Language Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia.

Geraldine works with Adults who have an acquired brain injury, as a result of a Stroke, or other neuro-degenerative diseases.

As a Consultant Speech & Language Therapist with The Daughters of Charity, she provides both communication and dysphagia services to residential and day service users (adults with Intellectual Disability).

She has worked as a part-time lecturer on the Speech and Language Therapy programme at NUI, Galway.

SWALLOWING DISORDERS

Geraldine is Dysphagia qualified, and assesses clients eating, drinking a swallowing abilities.

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

For very young children, I offer initial assessment in the family home, where the child is familiar with their environment.

I also offer pre-school and school visits to support Teachers and Special Needs Assistance so as your child is being supported in all environments.

Dysphagia assessment and therapy services are offered to Nursing Homes or client's homes where the client is unable to attend the clinic in Salthill.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hanen Certified Practioner "It takes two to talk".
  • Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention.
  • Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Sensory Integration University College Cork
  • Picture Exchange Communication (PECS)
  • Building Engagement (with children with Autism)
  • Auditory Bombardment for children with Downs Syndrome
  • Speech Sound workshop with Professor Barbara Dodd (in conjunction with Down Syndrome Ireland)
  • Adult Degenerative Neurological Disorders with Dr. Kathy Yorkston (USA)

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