Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy & Assessment

CATTS Speech and Language Therapy Clients have covered the entire range of life stages from babies, children, adolescents, adults to elderly individuals.

At CATTS when you see one of our Speech Therapist team, you will get individualised Speech & Language Therapy. Each of our clients are unique and at the initial consultation we will discuss what approach will be best based on your individual needs.

Speech and language therapy (also known as Speech Therapy) provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals – in Ireland, they are known as part of the Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) profession.

Some general information on SLT can be found on the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT) site.Ā 

Training & Consultancy

CATTS provides Training and Consultation on SLT to Public Sector, Private Sector, and Charitable services who help children and adults with special needs, as well as residential institutions ranging from severe disabilities to end of life care. Communication and ability to participate in daily life are key elements to the happiness of people in long term care.

 

School Assessments

CATTS provides School, Creche, and Preschool Screenings to help teachers and childcare professionals identify any pupils who may be at risk of developing a delay. We also deliver full assessments for children at their educational placement.

 

Assistive Technology

We provide consultancy at organisational level on the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems within their services. This covers Light and High technology, and training and empowering the care staff to ensure long term on-site skills remain. CATTS also provides support for individuals with Assistive Technology needs.

 

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills group therapy sessions focus on teaching social skills strategies; groups are selected based on a complimentary match of existing skills and goals. Social Skills groups or clubs are run for a specific amount of sessions, and usually with an SLT and therapy assistant leading the group.