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Speech & Language Therapy (HP)

Speech & Language Therapy
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 878 4872
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
The Speech and Language Therapy Department is based in St Frances’ Clinic, and provides an in-patient and out-patient service to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Speech and Language Therapists are the lead experts regarding communication and swallowing disorders. This enables Speech and Language Therapists to lead on the assessment, differential diagnosis, intervention with and management of individuals with communication and swallowing difficulties (RCSLT, 2006).

Our Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work closely with children and their families, carers and other professionals to assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties. Sometimes, if appropriate we refer children to their local Speech and Language Therapy service for assessment and treatment.

In Temple Street, Children’s University Hospital, members of the Speech and Language Therapy department work as part of a number of multidisciplinary teams, such as the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit, the Neurology service and the Mental Health department, specifically the Early Assessment Team and Paediatric Liaison Service.

In addition to the abovementioned teams, consultants in the hospital may refer children who present with a communication disorder that is related to a persistent and on-going medical condition, and who have on-going links with the hospital because of their overall presenting disorder.

We also provide specialist treatment to children who attend the hospital and present with eating, drinking and swallowing disorders.

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