Rachel Kidd

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Kidd Talk is a private speech and language therapy practice for children with two clinics in Waterford city and Gorey, Co. Wexford.
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Kidd Talk
About me
Rachel
Children
DOWN SYNDROME and other chromosomal disorders, EARLY INTERVENTION, LATE TALKERS/SELECTIVE MUTE, PARENT/TEACHER TRAINING, SPEECH SOUND ERRORS, STAMMER/STUTTER, UNDERSTANDING AND USING LANGUAGE
087 102 0481
Kidd
Carlow, Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford
087 102 0481
About my practice
Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity College Dublin B.Sc

Personal and professional reasons inspired me to set up Kidd Talk. I am a registered speech and language therapist with several years experience of working in the public sector. I am also a sibling of one of the first Irish citizens with Down Syndrome to go to mainstream primary and secondary school. With less than 2 years between us, our sibling relationship has taught me the most important things about communication. 

What makes Kidd Talk different is the emphasis on parents and practical change.  I work in partnership with parents.  I have designed a range of tools and approaches that help to maintain the change between sessions. I coach parents in all therapy techniques using my training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy - that means  parents are actively involved in the session and  this has been a complete game-changer in terms of delivering faster and better results. 

I really enjoy working with children and their supporters and helping to relieve some of the stress and confusion that parents often feel when their child is having a difficulty.  At the moment my caseload is mainly based on: early language 0-3 , stammering, speech difficulties, intellectual disability, developmental language disorder,  and autism. I'm always learning in this job as the therapies evolve and I meet more families. 

 

I currently run  two clinics for the south-east area.  

Waterford Clinic:  This clinic is based at the Rowe Creavin GP Practice in Waterford Health Park 

Monday-Thursday 9:00-6:00

 

Wexford Clinic:  This clinic is located  in a self-contained cottage 10 minutes from Gorey town. This clinic operates on the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 8:30-6:00

It's important for me to link in with schools and preschools so that a child's communication support plan is consistent in all their major life areas.  School and preschool visits are available on request. 

 

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Waterford Clinic @ Waterford Health Park
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Gorey Clinic 10 minutes from Gorey town