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Bawnogue, Clondalkin
Dublin 22
+353 86 888 2765
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What our clients say

Over the years we have had the privilege of helping thousands of children with their Speech & Language goals.
Please find below a selection of some of the wonderful feedback we have had from parents and carers.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!


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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.


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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.

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SLT Parent

Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.

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Deputy Head of Clinical Services

"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."

Parent Feedback (SLT)

CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Social interaction, speech has come on, both expressive and receptive. I'm more relaxed and reassured because I feel supported.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Everyone has commented on how well my son's speech has come on.
His speech is more relevant to what is happening around him. Today, he answered a 'Where' question for the first time appropriately without being prompted first.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"

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Adult Voice Therapy Client

I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from CATTS. I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, professional attitude of the therapist put me at my ease. The comparison of my performance at the start of treatment and at the six-monthly follow up showed that my voice had improved both in volume and range. I am more than pleased.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

[NAME] always had a 'difficult' relationship with his speech therapists from his service providers. CATTS therapists are totally different, young & energetic & determined to get the best out of him.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement.  She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

The sessions are fun and she always strives to remember what works for our son down to the smallest details. Our SLT always made sessions fun and engaging but also was able to get the most out of each session which is so important when dealing with intellectual disability.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Very happy with the speech service my son is getting through CATTS. The therapist is working very well with my son and gets the best out of him. Only for this service my son would be getting no speech. I am very grateful.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

We've seen improvement from day one. We've also learned a lot from watching her work. My son enjoys his sessions with Marijke, she somehow manages to get a 4 year old to focus for the whole session and have fun while doing it. We're seeing constant improvement.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

CATTS is an excellent service providing Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.

Parent Feedback (SLT, 4 year old, ASD)

[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."

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Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

The best thing about CATTS is the experience of the Speech Therapist. How she engages with my son. He understands a lot more, his receptive language has improved greatly since starting.


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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Very happy with the speech service my son is getting through CATTS. The therapist is working very well with my son and gets the best out of him. Only for this service my son would be getting no speech. I am very grateful.

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Deputy Head of Clinical Services

"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement.  She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."

Parent Feedback (SLT, 4 year old, ASD)

[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

[NAME] always had a 'difficult' relationship with his speech therapists from his service providers. CATTS therapists are totally different, young & energetic & determined to get the best out of him.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

The sessions are fun and she always strives to remember what works for our son down to the smallest details. Our SLT always made sessions fun and engaging but also was able to get the most out of each session which is so important when dealing with intellectual disability.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."

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Adult Voice Therapy Client

I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from CATTS. I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, professional attitude of the therapist put me at my ease. The comparison of my performance at the start of treatment and at the six-monthly follow up showed that my voice had improved both in volume and range. I am more than pleased.

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Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

The best thing about CATTS is the experience of the Speech Therapist. How she engages with my son. He understands a lot more, his receptive language has improved greatly since starting.

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SLT Parent

Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

CATTS is an excellent service providing Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Everyone has commented on how well my son's speech has come on.
His speech is more relevant to what is happening around him. Today, he answered a 'Where' question for the first time appropriately without being prompted first.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

We've seen improvement from day one. We've also learned a lot from watching her work. My son enjoys his sessions with Marijke, she somehow manages to get a 4 year old to focus for the whole session and have fun while doing it. We're seeing constant improvement.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Social interaction, speech has come on, both expressive and receptive. I'm more relaxed and reassured because I feel supported.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."

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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.


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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement.  She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Very happy with the speech service my son is getting through CATTS. The therapist is working very well with my son and gets the best out of him. Only for this service my son would be getting no speech. I am very grateful.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Everyone has commented on how well my son's speech has come on.
His speech is more relevant to what is happening around him. Today, he answered a 'Where' question for the first time appropriately without being prompted first.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.

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Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

The best thing about CATTS is the experience of the Speech Therapist. How she engages with my son. He understands a lot more, his receptive language has improved greatly since starting.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!

Parent Feedback (SLT, 4 year old, ASD)

[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"

Parent Feedback (SLT)

Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."

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Deputy Head of Clinical Services

"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

CATTS is an excellent service providing Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

We've seen improvement from day one. We've also learned a lot from watching her work. My son enjoys his sessions with Marijke, she somehow manages to get a 4 year old to focus for the whole session and have fun while doing it. We're seeing constant improvement.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.

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Adult Voice Therapy Client

I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from CATTS. I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, professional attitude of the therapist put me at my ease. The comparison of my performance at the start of treatment and at the six-monthly follow up showed that my voice had improved both in volume and range. I am more than pleased.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

[NAME] always had a 'difficult' relationship with his speech therapists from his service providers. CATTS therapists are totally different, young & energetic & determined to get the best out of him.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Social interaction, speech has come on, both expressive and receptive. I'm more relaxed and reassured because I feel supported.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

The sessions are fun and she always strives to remember what works for our son down to the smallest details. Our SLT always made sessions fun and engaging but also was able to get the most out of each session which is so important when dealing with intellectual disability.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."

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SLT Parent

Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.


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Lamh Attendee 2016

“What I liked: Use of videos as well as slides. The variety of signs taught. Relaxed atmosphere – had a laugh while learning signs.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked Marijke. You made the course interesting and fun.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how to think about how it might feel to not be able to communicate. I learned not only about the signs but also how to associate them with other things to remember them. I also learned how to 'teach' the signs in an effective way with the kids.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"I learned how important it is to communicate. I hope it will make life happier for the service users.”

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CPD Attendee 2018

The CATTS team were so friendly and enthusiastic. We all felt really well looked after.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way nobody was singled out. The signs were demonstrated as a group.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve learned 100 Lamh signs. I’ve learned ways to use them and importance of repetition. I’ve enjoyed Marijke’s energetic method of teaching.”

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Very helpful when we asked questions - she didn't hesitate to answer anything we asked"

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of new Lamh signs

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way the 100 words were split out throughout the day. Not information overload. Very enjoyable - the day flew!

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CPD Attendee 2018

With the rollout of Progressing Disabilities its so important to build awareness on family centred practice. Thank you for bringing this and other courses to Ireland.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked the structure of the day. The associations Marijke used helped me to remember the signs. I also like that the games reinforced the signs. Plus the sweets as rewards!

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CPD Attendee 2018

Great Content. Well organised.
All members of the CATTS team were friendly and helpful. They were always providing much needed information.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

This was a fun, interactive course. Marijke was very good, and patient, friendly and funny.

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CPD Attendee 2018

Really enjoyed the course, excellent information & presenter.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned over 100 signs which will make it a lot easier to communicate with my child.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked your enthuasian and how personable and approachable you are. So much was covered and I liked how you were willng to show us lots of other sign.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I thought it was very well presented. Not only was it about Lamh sign; it was about communication.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned so many new signs and lots of different ways to approach kids to create conversation opportunities.

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Lamh Attendee 2015

“I thought the course was made very interesting because it was informal and amusing at times. I was surprised at how the Lamh signs stuck in my mind.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the structure of the class. Marijke made the class fun and enjoyable to learn the different signs.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.

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CPD Attendee Feedback Scores

Overall Satisfaction: 96%
Value for Money: 92%

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement.  She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve enjoyed learning everything about Lamh, including watching videos, doing games and working in group. It was very interesting.”

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CPD Attendee 2018

Lovely facilities, nice class size. Amazing that only 3 rows back, it felt small and intimate.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

The energy and humour of the presenter helps me remember. Marijke delivered it very well and made it very informative and enjoyable! 🙂

Parent Feedback (SLT)

Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked Marijke as a Lamh tutor. She was extremely engaging and personable. I like how it was fun during the lesson.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned 100 signs to go away and teach my autistic child.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"I enjoyed the group interaction. Moving between theory and practical Lamh signs has helped me to concentrate for the entirety of the day.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

“What did I like: being able to communicate with Lamh user. Brilliant course. Would recommend it to other people.”

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked the enthusiasm of the presenter. It was really interactive, clear and well paced.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."

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Lamh Attendee 2017

Found Marijke very enjoyable as a teacher. Made the course a lot more intereting and easier to learn.

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CPD Attendee 2018

CATTS Ireland were good and helpful hosts.
Great course. Need more interdisciplinary type courses in Ireland!

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned lots of new signs. Can't wait to learn more.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Loved the training style. Very enjoyable day."

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Thought the tutor (Marijke) was excellent. Really easy to listen to, so easy to learn from. Made the day fun. Kept you focused.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the multiple steps in learning signs - helped memory.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned more ways to create communication opportunities.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I enjoyed the games, these were practical and helped consolidate our learning and helped us to retain the new signs.”

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Very happy with the speech service my son is getting through CATTS. The therapist is working very well with my son and gets the best out of him. Only for this service my son would be getting no speech. I am very grateful.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned a lot more than I expected to! thank you .

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

[NAME] always had a 'difficult' relationship with his speech therapists from his service providers. CATTS therapists are totally different, young & energetic & determined to get the best out of him.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

We've seen improvement from day one. We've also learned a lot from watching her work. My son enjoys his sessions with Marijke, she somehow manages to get a 4 year old to focus for the whole session and have fun while doing it. We're seeing constant improvement.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how I can use signs to help children communicate on a one to one basis or in a group to encourage social and language skills in an informal way.
Learned more than I thought I would at one sitting!

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend.

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SLT Parent

Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.

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Deputy Head of Clinical Services

"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked that the day was active ad no one was put on the spot!

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Lamh Attendee 2018

The energy of the course and how it was taught. Great information that will stay in my brain!

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CPD Attendee 2018

Very well organised event. - Looking forward to the next CATTS CPD event. Thank you!

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CPD Attendee 2018

CATTS really know how to attract great speakers. Really professionally run event. Felt very well looked after.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve learned so many signs and how to effectively communicate with residents.”

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"Very interesting. Benefits us especially while working with kids - learned so many things I never knew e.g. DVD, and apps"

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Lamh Attendee 2017

The day was fun! Marijke made it fun and easy to learn. Really enjoying. Good craic.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Everyone has commented on how well my son's speech has come on.
His speech is more relevant to what is happening around him. Today, he answered a 'Where' question for the first time appropriately without being prompted first.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

A Super Day! A wealth of knowledge. Loved the detail and attention to accuracy. Thank you.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

The sessions are fun and she always strives to remember what works for our son down to the smallest details. Our SLT always made sessions fun and engaging but also was able to get the most out of each session which is so important when dealing with intellectual disability.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of new signs and that it's possible to learn a lot of signs in a relatively short space of time.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Marijke made it very easy to learn and very entertaining! ?

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Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

The best thing about CATTS is the experience of the Speech Therapist. How she engages with my son. He understands a lot more, his receptive language has improved greatly since starting.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how to put Lamh into the school setting where I work. How to plan and create situations where I can use it.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Marijke was excellent - brilliant tutor.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of signs I didn't know and how to teach them to my brother. I'll finally be able to have a proper conversation with him.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Marijke made the day very funny and interesting."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"

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CPD Attendee 2018

Great few days. Very professionally done and all needs tended to and anticipated

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CPD Attendee 2018

Really Great Event. Well done CATTS 🙂

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I liked learning sign language so it can help me communicate with my cousin and each other.”

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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.

Parent Feedback (SLT, 4 year old, ASD)

[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.

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Adult Voice Therapy Client

I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from CATTS. I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, professional attitude of the therapist put me at my ease. The comparison of my performance at the start of treatment and at the six-monthly follow up showed that my voice had improved both in volume and range. I am more than pleased.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way the tutor presented the class. It enabled me to learn in a relaxed way. Her coverage was fantastic. I would attend another class hosted by her.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Social interaction, speech has come on, both expressive and receptive. I'm more relaxed and reassured because I feel supported.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

CATTS is an excellent service providing Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"Great anecdotes helped me associate the words with the sign."

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I liked the positive interaction between the tutor & learners.”

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Lamh Attendee 2015

I enjoyed the interaction and the humour!

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Marijke makes learning fun!

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"I enjoyed doing the signs and activity. I think that this will help me in the future with being a special needs assistant"


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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked the enthusiasm of the presenter. It was really interactive, clear and well paced.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve enjoyed learning everything about Lamh, including watching videos, doing games and working in group. It was very interesting.”

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.

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Lamh Attendee 2015

“I thought the course was made very interesting because it was informal and amusing at times. I was surprised at how the Lamh signs stuck in my mind.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned over 100 signs which will make it a lot easier to communicate with my child.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve learned 100 Lamh signs. I’ve learned ways to use them and importance of repetition. I’ve enjoyed Marijke’s energetic method of teaching.”

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Marijke was excellent - brilliant tutor.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Marijke made it very easy to learn and very entertaining! ?

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked the structure of the day. The associations Marijke used helped me to remember the signs. I also like that the games reinforced the signs. Plus the sweets as rewards!

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CPD Attendee 2018

Lovely facilities, nice class size. Amazing that only 3 rows back, it felt small and intimate.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

[NAME] always had a 'difficult' relationship with his speech therapists from his service providers. CATTS therapists are totally different, young & energetic & determined to get the best out of him.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Marijke made the day very funny and interesting."

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SLT Parent

Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way nobody was singled out. The signs were demonstrated as a group.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I thought it was very well presented. Not only was it about Lamh sign; it was about communication.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of signs I didn't know and how to teach them to my brother. I'll finally be able to have a proper conversation with him.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Loved the training style. Very enjoyable day."

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned so many new signs and lots of different ways to approach kids to create conversation opportunities.

Parent Feedback (SLT, 4 year old, ASD)

[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."

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Lamh Attendee 2018

The energy and humour of the presenter helps me remember. Marijke delivered it very well and made it very informative and enjoyable! 🙂

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Lamh Attendee 2017

Found Marijke very enjoyable as a teacher. Made the course a lot more intereting and easier to learn.

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CPD Attendee 2018

Really Great Event. Well done CATTS 🙂

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Lamh Attendee 2018

The energy of the course and how it was taught. Great information that will stay in my brain!

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"Very interesting. Benefits us especially while working with kids - learned so many things I never knew e.g. DVD, and apps"

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Lamh Attendee 2017

The day was fun! Marijke made it fun and easy to learn. Really enjoying. Good craic.

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CPD Attendee 2018

Very well organised event. - Looking forward to the next CATTS CPD event. Thank you!

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement.  She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

The sessions are fun and she always strives to remember what works for our son down to the smallest details. Our SLT always made sessions fun and engaging but also was able to get the most out of each session which is so important when dealing with intellectual disability.

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CPD Attendee 2018

CATTS Ireland were good and helpful hosts.
Great course. Need more interdisciplinary type courses in Ireland!

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Deputy Head of Clinical Services

"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I liked the positive interaction between the tutor & learners.”

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CPD Attendee 2018

CATTS really know how to attract great speakers. Really professionally run event. Felt very well looked after.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Everyone has commented on how well my son's speech has come on.
His speech is more relevant to what is happening around him. Today, he answered a 'Where' question for the first time appropriately without being prompted first.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how to put Lamh into the school setting where I work. How to plan and create situations where I can use it.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Social interaction, speech has come on, both expressive and receptive. I'm more relaxed and reassured because I feel supported.

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"I enjoyed doing the signs and activity. I think that this will help me in the future with being a special needs assistant"

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Marijke makes learning fun!

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how I can use signs to help children communicate on a one to one basis or in a group to encourage social and language skills in an informal way.
Learned more than I thought I would at one sitting!

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Lamh Attendee 2018

This was a fun, interactive course. Marijke was very good, and patient, friendly and funny.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Very happy with the speech service my son is getting through CATTS. The therapist is working very well with my son and gets the best out of him. Only for this service my son would be getting no speech. I am very grateful.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.

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Adult Voice Therapy Client

I am very satisfied with the treatment I got from CATTS. I was a bit apprehensive but the friendly, professional attitude of the therapist put me at my ease. The comparison of my performance at the start of treatment and at the six-monthly follow up showed that my voice had improved both in volume and range. I am more than pleased.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

“What did I like: being able to communicate with Lamh user. Brilliant course. Would recommend it to other people.”

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

CATTS is an excellent service providing Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

A Super Day! A wealth of knowledge. Loved the detail and attention to accuracy. Thank you.

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CPD Attendee 2018

Great few days. Very professionally done and all needs tended to and anticipated

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked your enthuasian and how personable and approachable you are. So much was covered and I liked how you were willng to show us lots of other sign.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the multiple steps in learning signs - helped memory.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I enjoyed the games, these were practical and helped consolidate our learning and helped us to retain the new signs.”

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked that the day was active ad no one was put on the spot!

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SLT Parent

Without a doubt my son's progression is down to Marijke's involvement. I think the best thing about CATTS service is that they value parents and external therapists input and have no problem liaising with outside services (i.e. HSE, Enable Ireland, etc). We have both learned techniques/ mechanisms to increase speech and reduce fustration. Definate drop in NAME's distress.

The progress my son has made over the last year is astounding. Marijke is a fabulous therapist. It is obvious she enjoys her job and cares for her clients. I appreciate the value CATTS places on parent involvement ant think the tips / techniques provided to use at home have proved to be very successful. We are 100% satisfied with the service CATTS provide.

Parent Feedback (SLT)

CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way the 100 words were split out throughout the day. Not information overload. Very enjoyable - the day flew!

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned lots of new signs. Can't wait to learn more.

Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“What I liked: Use of videos as well as slides. The variety of signs taught. Relaxed atmosphere – had a laugh while learning signs.”

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CPD Attendee 2018

Really enjoyed the course, excellent information & presenter.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the structure of the class. Marijke made the class fun and enjoyable to learn the different signs.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I’ve learned so many signs and how to effectively communicate with residents.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked Marijke. You made the course interesting and fun.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"Very helpful when we asked questions - she didn't hesitate to answer anything we asked"

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"

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Parent Feedback (Speech Therapy)

The best thing about CATTS is the experience of the Speech Therapist. How she engages with my son. He understands a lot more, his receptive language has improved greatly since starting.

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

We've seen improvement from day one. We've also learned a lot from watching her work. My son enjoys his sessions with Marijke, she somehow manages to get a 4 year old to focus for the whole session and have fun while doing it. We're seeing constant improvement.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned more ways to create communication opportunities.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I liked Marijke as a Lamh tutor. She was extremely engaging and personable. I like how it was fun during the lesson.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

Thought the tutor (Marijke) was excellent. Really easy to listen to, so easy to learn from. Made the day fun. Kept you focused.

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Client Facts

100% of Speech Therapy clients surveyed would recommend CATTS to a friend or family member!

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I liked the way the tutor presented the class. It enabled me to learn in a relaxed way. Her coverage was fantastic. I would attend another class hosted by her.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"I learned how important it is to communicate. I hope it will make life happier for the service users.”

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Lamh Attendee 2015

I enjoyed the interaction and the humour!

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned how to think about how it might feel to not be able to communicate. I learned not only about the signs but also how to associate them with other things to remember them. I also learned how to 'teach' the signs in an effective way with the kids.

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CPD Attendee 2018

Great Content. Well organised.
All members of the CATTS team were friendly and helpful. They were always providing much needed information.

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Lamh Attendee 2016

"I enjoyed the group interaction. Moving between theory and practical Lamh signs has helped me to concentrate for the entirety of the day.”

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CPD Attendee Feedback Scores

Overall Satisfaction: 96%
Value for Money: 92%

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."

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CPD Attendee 2018

The CATTS team were so friendly and enthusiastic. We all felt really well looked after.

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Lamh Attendee 2015

"Great anecdotes helped me associate the words with the sign."

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Lamh Attendee 2016

“I liked learning sign language so it can help me communicate with my cousin and each other.”

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of new signs and that it's possible to learn a lot of signs in a relatively short space of time.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned 100 signs to go away and teach my autistic child.

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Lamh Attendee 2017

I learned a lot of new Lamh signs

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CPD Attendee 2018

With the rollout of Progressing Disabilities its so important to build awareness on family centred practice. Thank you for bringing this and other courses to Ireland.

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Lamh Attendee 2018

I learned a lot more than I expected to! thank you .

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Speech Therapy client - Parent

Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend.


 

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