Welcome to CATTS Online Therapy.
We provide online speech and language therapy to babies, children, teenagers and adults.
Upgrade your communication skills and reach your full potential with us.
Our experienced therapists use the latest technologies and fun, engaging methods to deliver therapy sessions through Zoom.
We see people from 6 weeks of age to adults!
Say goodbye to rushing to make appointments, fighting traffic and finding parking.
Get the help you need, where and when you need it.
Our approach is not only convenient, but also effective and interactive, making sure that you are engaged and enjoying the therapy sessions.
How can we help you today?
Please select which service you require below.
Let us know how we can help you
0-4 years with Communication Difficulties
As a parent, you want nothing more than to see your child thrive and reach their full potential. When it comes to communication, it can be a challenge if your child is not speaking as expected.
With our expertise and evidence-based techniques, we will guide and encourage your child’s development, fostering their natural love of communication.
5-9 years with Communication Difficulties
Encouraging your Child’s Voice
You want the best for your child, and that includes giving them the tools they need to succeed in life. If your child is struggling with speech, language, or communication difficulties, our online speech therapy can help.
Our therapists will work with you every step of the way to track progress and celebrate your child’s achievements
10-18 years with Communication Difficulties
You want your pre-teen or teenager to be successful in all aspects of life, including communication. If they are struggling with speech, language, or communication difficulties, our online speech therapy can help them.
With online speech therapy, they can access expert support from the privacy and comfort of their own home. No more worrying about transportation or taking time off from school. Our therapists use engaging, interactive tools and activities to make therapy fun and effective. Older teenagers may prefer to have a more adult 1:1 consultative approach.
Adults with Communication Difficulties
Do you struggle with speech, language, or communication difficulties?
Whether you’re a teacher, public speaker, singer, or someone who works in a noisy environment, we understand how important it is to be able to communicate effectively.
That’s why we’re here to help.
We offer online speech therapy services to help you with challenges such as stuttering, articulation difficulties, hoarseness/ sore throat after extended speaking, vocal nodules, post throat surgery voice recovery, and discomfort or pain when singing.
Perhaps you are already aware of the communication issue you need help with.
In that case please select from the clincial areas below.
Is my Child’s Speech is delayed?
Hearing your child saying his first word is magical. Each child is different and develops this skill at different stages. Girls usually learn to speak earlier than boys, and first-born children often pick up speech quicker than their younger siblings.
The question is: when should you be concerned about your child’s speech?
Generally, children reach their speech and language developmental milestones at approximate ages. You can compare your child’s development to other children her age to know when your child will need help to develop speech.
My child’s speech cannot be understood
If, after reading this, you suspect your child has a speech sound disorder, complete our checklist and contact us for a consultation as soon as possible.
Research backs up the fact early recognition and diagnosis of speech sound disorders can help children overcome speech problems.
Don’t delay and hope they will ‘grow out of it’ – get an expert SLT/SLP’s opinion in the first instance.
My child has a stutter
There is no known cause for stuttering, and there is no one thing a parent can do that would cause their child to stutter.
Children learn language at a very fast pace. In just a few short years, they go from crying to have their needs met, to speaking in complete sentences! With this, parents may hear their child start to stutter or stammer, which is a repetition or prolongation of a sound, word or phrase.
Many children go through a typical, developmentally appropriate stage of stuttering (stammering) between the ages of 2-5 years. This often coincides with a burst of language development, especially when children are learning to put words into sentences.
Help with a Teenage or Adult stutter
Stuttering is hard. Others don’t often understand how hard it can be for are a person who stutters. It can impact on every part of your daily life. You may feel a loss of control, of being stuck, of not being able to say and do what you want.
Speech and language therapy has changed over the years. Twenty years ago, it was all about learning fluency tools, to make speech as fluent as possible. There has been a huge change in the stuttering world since, and speech and language therapists have learned from people who stutter, to help improve how they can help those who stutter.
The focus of stuttering therapy is now a balance of focusing on the emotional and physical aspects of stuttering, depending on what you need from therapy. It is on learning to not just accept your stutter, but to stutter the best you can.
Tongue thrust therapy
A tongue thrust occurs when the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during swallowing, pushing against or between the front teeth. Orthodontists will refer for tongue thrust therapy, if they have concerns that orthodontic treatment will be reversed or will relapse, due to a tongue thrust swallowing pattern.
Tongue thrust therapy, as carried out in our clinic, is not to work on speech sound production, but to focus on avoiding reversal or relapse of any orthodontic work.
Tongue thrust therapy is carried out if dentition is affected, and usually not for any other reason.
Therapy is carried out with children from the age of 8, adolescents and adults.
A mature swallowing pattern usually emerges between ages 6 and 8.
Our voice is part of our identity.
We rely on our voices in every day life. We need a voice to join in social situations and everyday activities that involve others. Some of us may need our voice as an essential part of our jobs, like teachers, singers, actors, sales people, lawyers and others.
The most common voice difficulties result from vocal abuse or trauma. You might talk about your voice ‘letting you down’, or ‘giving out’ on you, but in reality, we don’t often realise that our body is telling us to mind our voice more.
We have been given warning signals, like hoarseness, weakness, or maybe even pain. This usually happens when the vocal cords are swollen and is asking for some TLC (Tender Loving Care).
We often ignore the signs and keep pushing our voice harder. If we could see our vocal cords, we might take it easier on them, but as we don’t, we often push our voice harder than we should.
What our clients say about CATTS Online Therapy
Don’t take our word for it.
We believe hearing from our clients is the best way to understand that you are trusting yourself or your loved on to the best help they can get.
All our testimonials are genuine. It is CATTS policy to remove the names of those under 18 where mentioned, even if permission has been given by the parent.
Tips to get the most from Online Therapy
Online Therapy takes much less time for you
when compared to traditional, in the same room therapy.
There are a few simple steps which you can take to ensure that it goes even easier.
We have created a series of short video explainers at the link below to help answer all of the most commonly asked questions.
CATTS Ireland has been providing Speech and Language services within Ireland to babies, children and adults since 2009. Initially an in-person service, we have focused in the last number of years on purely Online Speech Therapy, delivered to our client’s homes, via the internet.
We understand that there is a lot of people within Ireland with Speech Therapy needs that can be met through online service.
By helping those who can be helped virtually, it frees local SLTs across the country to provide help to those who need in-person.
The people we help range from 6 weeks of age to adults!
We will do an email or phone consult with you in the first instance to make sure your needs can be met with Online Therapy.
Check out our Common Questions about Online Speech and Language Therapy here.
How we make Online Speech Therapy FUN!
How can we help you?
As you concerned about any aspect of your child’s speech?
Speech Therapy Rates
You can claim therapy against your Health Insurance and Med 1.
Over the years we have compiled lots of helpful articles and advice for parents
Help you. Help yourself
Since 2015 CATTS has been creating video courses to help parents.