Inspire Speech And Language Therapy

Hello We would like to inform you of our Speech And Language School which opens on the 17th November 2014.

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Service Dogs Europe are opening up our first speech and language school in Dundalk Co Louth in November 2014 and are now taking names of parents and children who would like to attend.

Our speech and language lessons are being highly subsidised by Henry Fitzsimons and Service Dogs Europe to those who require our help and will be run on fundraising efforts.

The idea behind offering a service where parents and children could avail of subsidised low cost speech and language lessons was first thought of by Henry Fitzsimons of Service Dogs Europe, after reading a story of a father who felt ashamed he could not afford to pay for the speech and language lessons his son needed when he was younger and that it still upset the father to this day wondering just how far on his son would have been had he been able to afford the lessons. As a father myself of 2 boys on the spectrum I could fully understand where he was coming from.

We hope to have our first UK school open by the end of January 2015.

Our Therapist
Claire Walshe graduated with an Honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of East Anglia. She has experience working with both children and adults with learning difficulties, children with hearing impairments and typically developing children with speech and language delay/disorder.

Previous to this Claire completed a degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick in 2011. She has always been passionate about working with children with communication difficulties. This passion could not be suppressed during her business studies degree so her journey of becoming a speech and language therapist commenced.

She has volunteered with various organisations both nationally and internationally such as the Special Olympic Games and Asha Kiran Children’s Home, Hyderabad, India. Claire is dedicated to developing her clinical skills. Since completing her speech and language therapy degree, she attended a training course for stuttering therapy for children aged 0-6 years of age and is now Lidcombe Programme trained. She is enthusiastic about offering this new speech and language therapy service. She favours a holistic approach to therapy, therefore actively involving parents in the therapeutic process to improve their child’s communication skills. Anyone who would like to avail of our classes are asked to email us at sdeinspire@eircom.net