Kate Purdy

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Kate specializes in working with children with mild to severe speech sound delays and disorders. She has gained speech and language experience across Ireland, the UK and Singapore
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About me
Dublin (North City), Dublin (North County)
About my practice
BA Linguistics (UCD), MPhil Speech and Language Processing (Trinity College Dublin), MMedSci Speech and Language Therapy (University of Sheffield)

Clinical Experience

I have gained speech and language therapy experience in mainstream schools and the NHS in the UK, as well as private practices in Singapore and Dublin. Throughout which, I have pushed my own development through gaining professional qualifications in a range of areas. I have undertaken courses in the Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme, ELKLAN Total Training Package, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), Makaton, DIR/ Floortime 101 and DIR/Floortime 201.

I have worked with children with a variety of speech and language difficulties such as language delays and disorders, speech sound difficulties, stammering and social skills. I have worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, global developmental delay, epilepsy and intellectual difficulties. I currently specialize in working with children with mild to severe speech sound delays and disorders.

I offer assessment and therapy for children who present with speech sound errors resulting in their speech being difficult to understood by family and friends. Some examples of speech sound difficulties include producing K as T (e.g. key-tea), producing SP as B (e.g. spider- bider) or speech is more difficult to understand in longer sentences.


Sessions take place at your home or your child’s school/nursery in  North City Dublin areas such as Bayside, Baldoyle, Raheny, Donaghmede, Killester, as well as some North County Dublin areas such as Portmarnock, Malahide and Howth. Fees for travel outside of these areas will be agreed upon depending on the distance.

Single session rates

  • Language Assessment - €100
  • Speech Assessment – €80

  • 45 Minutes Therapy Session – €60

  • 30 Minutes Therapy Session – €50

    I am committed to delivering a high quality service in which parents feel supported and children have fun. I understand the importance of liaising with other professionals, teachers, pre-school staff and teaching assistants so each child can reach their full potential.

    For more information please call on 0858442202 or email kate.purdy.slt@gmail.com


Monday 8am-6pm

Wednesday 8am-6pm

Friday 8am-6pm

Sunday 8am-4pm