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DOWN SYNDROME and other chromosomal disorders
HEARING ASSESSMENTS AND THERAPY
SPEECH SOUND ERRORS
UNDERSTANDING AND USING LANGUAGE
Aisling graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2013 with an Honours Degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies. Since then, she has worked in both the Primary Care Centres in the HSE as well as Disability Services in Ireland for the past 4 years. Alongside working, Aisling is currently completing a Masters Degree in Audiology in University College Cork to assess and provide rehabilitation to children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Aisling has worked with a variety of complex paediatric conditions including: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Attention and Behavioural Difficulties, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Speech/Language Delay/Disorders, Voice Disorders and Fluency Disorders.
Aisling provides individual tailor-made programmes to each of her children based on their needs and abilities. She encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s intervention and provides home based intervention on a regular basis. Aisling also provides a home/school programmes based on the child’s needs to target their communication difficulties.
Aisling is a full member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) as well as being fully registered with CORÚ. Aisling constantly updates her skills and has completed several courses in the disability sector including ADOS-2 which assesses children presenting with features of ASD, Hanen ‘More Than Words’ which focuses on children with ASD, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for children who are non-verbal and Lámh (sign language) Module 1 training.
Aisling has also completed Michael Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children Who Stammer and DIR/Floortime Sensory Integration and Attachment Training. Aisling is fully dysphagia trained and can assess and provide intervention for children with feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
Aisling has a particular interest in working in Early Intervention and follows the evidence based practice of working with very young children on their speech, language and communication skills which has shown to predict better outcomes for the future.
Available afternoons and weekends