Launch Of Revolutionary Accessible Service Initiative For Speech And Language Therapy For Children

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A professional Senior Speech and Language Therapist from Co. Clare has launched a brand-new initiative for children with speech difficulties to access speech and language therapy in Ireland as waiting lists for speech and language therapists hit an all-time high.

The advent of COVID has put immense pressure on the system, resulting in an estimated 45,000 children now on waiting lists for Speech and Language Therapy.

Kate Beckett from Clonlara has set up ‘Optima Speech Therapy’, a totally new and unique service that offers parents a progressive way of accessing speech and language therapy.


On Friday’s Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey was joined by Kate Beckett, Optima Speech Therapy, from Clonlara.