HSE, Speech & Language Therapy

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Address:
Markievicz House,, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Manager
Service / Organisation: Speech & Language Therapy
087 6607743
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Speech & Language Therapy SLT provides a service to all clients referred with a speech, language, communication and /or swallowing problem.

Description:

Speech & Language Therapy SLT provides a service to all clients referred with a speech, language, communication and /or swallowing problem. We work across Primary Care, Disability, CAMHS and adult services. The SLT works as a member of a team in assessing, diagnosing and managing the client's presenting problem. The model of service offered includes one to one therapy, Group therapy, Parent training, Teacher training as/when appropriate. SLTs also assess and diagnose feeding/swallowing problems.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north

We have SLT clinics in all of the above areas

Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered

We carry out some home visits in our Early Intervention Service

Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free

Eligibility criteria does not apply to our service

How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Notes on referrals to the service:

All children can access the service with the consent of the parent/guardian

Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • Under-16s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)

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