Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES A SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST DO?
Speech and language therapists adopt a holistic view when working with children. They assess their needs across a range of areas; communication, speech, receptive and expressive language development and their social skills. Core deficits are identified and an intervention plan is developed based on their priority needs, their strengths and weaknesses. Speech and language therapists sometimes work with children with feeding difficulties, in particular picky eaters and children with food selectivity issues. Speech and language therapists work collaboratively with parents, teachers, occupational therapists, behaviour support teams and other professionals. As well as this, they use systems and strategies that have a strong evidence base.
HOW DO YOU KEEP MY DATA SECURE?
At The Speech Sound Clinic, our priority is to keep your personal information secure and safe in accordance with GDPR requirements. We use WriteUpp, which is a cloud based client note taking platform that is specifically GDPR compliant. This ensures your data is safe and secure at all times, while also enabling us to secure online payments safely through Stripe.
ARE YOUR FEES COVERED BY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR THE MED 1 FORM?
Yes. You can claim 20% of a fee back through the MED 1 form, which can be obtained through the revenue website.
Most health insurance companies offer a percentage of our fee back. However, we recommend that you contact and speak directly to your health insurer for more information on your specific policy and your entitlements.
WHAT AGE GROUP DO YOU WORK WITH? IS MY CHILD TOO YOUNG?
We work with children of all ages, depending on the area of concern. We can work with children as young as 12-18 months, or adolescents in their mid to late teens. We also work with some adults.
I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY CHILD'S SPEECH, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
WHERE DO YOU OFFER THERAPY? DO I TRAVEL TO YOU?
If you're concerned or worried, don't feel that you are alone. Pick up the phone and give us a call, or send a quick email with your concerns and we'll get back to you with some advice on what to do next. Children learn in different ways and meet milestones at different times, so a chat might put your mind at ease.
Oonagh is currently working from a clinic space outside Enfield, Co. Meath where she sees clients, while Kate conducts home visits.
Both Kate and Oonagh provide therapy sessions over Zoom.