About

I am a Speech and Language Therapist who qualified with a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc. Hons) majoring in Physiology in 2007 from University College Cork. Following this, after some travel and exploring I found my passion as a Speech and Language Therapist. I qualified with a B. Sc. Hons in Speech and Language Therapy in 2011 from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Since qualifying, I have worked in the NHS as a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist where I have developed specialist knowledge and experience supporting pre-school and primary aged children with a wide variety of speech and language needs, including: articulation and phonology disorders, expressive and receptive language delay/disorder, late talkers and stammering.

Working in the paediatric community care setting afforded me the opportunity to specialise in the area of special needs. During my time in the NHS I also worked in a school for children with special needs. 

This experience paved the way for my move home to Ireland where I work within a service providing assessment and intervention to children and adolescence with Autism, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability.

I am a full member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists and I am CORU registered.

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

I am fully trained in the following:

  • Hanen Programme ‘It Takes Two To Talk’. This program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay.

  • Hanen ‘More Than More Words’ 

  • Lámh - a manual sign system for individuals with an intellectual disability and communication needs.

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). The ADOS provides accurate assessment and diagnosis of autism and pervasive development disorder across ages, developmental levels and language skills.

  • EarlyBird Programme (National Autistic Society). This is a programme for parents and carers, offering advice and guidance on strategies and approaches for dealing with young autistic children.

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). This is a unique augmentative/alternative communication intervention package for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities.

  • DIR Floortime

                                                                       

  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Training. This programme is devised to manage Developmental verbal dyspraxia/Childhood apraxia of speech and other severe speech disorders.

           

  • The Lidcombe Programme for Stuttering.

  • ‘Social Thinking ‘ by Michelle Garcia Winner

© 2018 Clodagh Crowley

Please get in touch if you have any questions about my services.

Email: clodagh@speechsteps.ie

 

Phone: 087-3538749