SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST
Leslie is an Honours Graduate of Speech and Language Therapy at University College Cork, a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, (MIASLT), Independent Speech Therapists of Ireland (MISTI) and registered with CORU. She also has post-graduate training in dysphagia, is a Hanen Certified Clinician, is Elklan trained and is a Lee Silverman qualified Voice Therapist,(the gold standard for treatment of voice impairment in Parkinson’s Disease). Leslie has completed ADOS-2 Administrator Training in Trinity College, Dublin as well as ADI-R Administrator Training in The British Psychological Society, London. She is also a first class honours’ graduate of St. Nicholas Montessori College. She has extensive experience over the past twenty four years in the Early Years Sector, where she has worked with children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech and has completed additional training in Lamh Sign Language and use of AAC devices in aiding communication.
Leslie has Clinical experience working across hospital and community settings with both children and adults. She has worked with many client groups in the HSE and in Private Practice, from pre-school aged children with developmental delays/disorders to adults and children who have cognitive communication difficulties following brain injury/stroke. Her experience with children includes working with children diagnosed with various communication and medical diagnoses such as speech sound delays
or disorders, receptive and/or expressive language delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy. Her experience with the adult population includes clients with Aphasia, Dysarthria and Dyspraxia, in addition to clients with degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.