Staff

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
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.

 

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