Deirdre Tobin

Deirdre Tobin

Practice Name: First Words
Email: [email protected]
CORU Number: SL009290
Year of Qualification: 1994

Address: First Words, Unit 6a, Fota Retail Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork T45 RX70

About my practice

I have almost 30 years of continuous clinical experience working with children and teenagers with a wide range of speech, language and communication disorders. I previously worked for the HSE over many years, before starting my own practice in November 2015.

I have completed and implemented many specific courses for the treatment of:

  • Speech Sound Disorders (Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme 3 (NDP3);Treatment for Inconsistent Phonological Disorder; Multiple Oppositions Approach)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Hanen – More Than Words; Hanen – Talkability; SCERTS; PECS; Attention Autism; Social Thinking)
  • Stammering (courses from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering; courses by Scott Yaruss)
  • Language Delay and Disorder¬†(Hanen – It Takes Two To Talk; Elkan; Word Aware; Postgraduate modules on DLD)
  • Selective Mutism (Courses by Maggie Johnson and Susannah Thomson)

I have a particular clinical interest in Speech Sound Disorders and I have a lot of experience in working with young children with severe and complex speech sound disorders.

My focus is to treat my clients in a professional, flexible and child friendly environment, with a purpose designed therapy space using evidence-based approaches.



Qualification: B.Sc. at TCD 1994

Areas Treated


In Person Speech Therapy Locations

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