Who we are

Laura Hogan
Senior Speech & Language Therapist


Limerick Speech and Language Therapy is managed by Laura Hogan, Senior Speech and Language Therapist. Laura graduated from University College Cork with a B.A.hons in Applied Psychology in 2003 and a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Therapy in 2006. Laura completed her training in Adult acquired neurological Dyphagia from the Adelaide and Meath Children's Hospital, Dublin in 2008.

Laura has extensive experience working with both children and adults with a variety of communication impairments in acute hospital, outpatient rehabilitation, community, autism classes, nursing homes, home, schools, special schools and clinical settings. Laura has a high level of specialism in speech and language delays/disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, paediatric and adult stammering, adult dysphagia (swallowing), Apraxia of speech and Aphasia.

Limerick Speech and Language Therapy is committed to evidence based practise. Laura is committed to continuing professional development and has completed extensive training to include LÁMH, PECS (Picture exchange communication system), the Lidecombe program, the Nuffield Dyspraxia program, Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale(ADOS), Elklan, Solution focused brief therapy, family centred practise, Hanen, talktools, auditory integration training, Caroline Bowen Speech sound disorders, Parkinsons conference, IASLT conferences among others.

Laura is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists and is fully registered with CORU.


Aoife Breen
Speech & Language Therapist

Aoife graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Language Therapy and is fully registered with the Regulating Health and Social Care Professional Body (CORU). Aoife is also a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT). Aoife is fully trained in the assessment, management and intervention of Feeding and Eating Difficulties (FEDS).

Aoife brings valuable experience to the practise having worked with a variety of clients groups in acute care, paediatric intervention, mental health services and disability services. Aoife has worked with a wide variety of client groups including those with Speech Sound Delays/Disorders, Language delays/disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Aphasia, Dementia, Apraxia of Speech and Dysphagia. Aoife is trained in LAMH module one, Michael Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Stammering and has training in Dynavox AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

Aoife implements evidence-based practice to provide a person-centred, holistic approach to therapy for all clients. 

Pat McCourt
Senior Clinical Psychologist

Sophie Barbotin
Sophie Barbotin
Speech & Language Therapist

Sophie studied Speech and Language Therapy BSc. (Hons) at the University of Galway and is trained in best practice of assessment, intervention and management of communication disorders and Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing (FEDS). Sophie’s qualification is recognised by the regulating Health and Social Care Professional body (CORU) and Sophie is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT).

Sophie has gained valuable experience in working with clients with speech, language, communication, and swallowing needs in a variety of settings including the childhood disability network teams, hospital settings and in primary care services. Sophie has experience working with a range of client groups including children and adults with Speech Sound Delays, Speech Sound Disorders, Language Delays, Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disabilities, Voice Disorders, Aphasia, Dysarthria and Dysphagia.

Sophie has completed Communication Partner Training and is trained in Lámh modules one and two. Sophie is a trained user of the Derbyshire Language Scheme. Additionally, Sophie is a certified trainer of the ‘Hear Me!’ Communication Awareness Training Program. Sophie is passionate about providing an evidence based, holistic and family centered service to her clients.




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