Speech & Language Therapy: Paediatric

Speech and Language Therapy assesses, diagnoses and treats any speech, voice, language or communication impairment or difficulty eating, drinking or swallowing.

Please note there is currently a waiting list for appointments with our Speech and Language Therapy team.


After an in-depth assessment is completed, a suitable intervention for your child will be discussed. As part of the service, education to family members and carers will be provided.

The Speech and Language Therapists working in Beacon Hospital are highly qualified and have extensive experience working with children suffering from a wide range of speech, swallowing, language and voice disorders.

At Beacon Hospital, we provide a comprehensive range of SLT treatments for those who have difficulties with speech and language.

Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy:

Patients do not need referrals for Speech and Language Therapy appointments. To make an appointment for your child, simply phone or email our Speech and Language Therapy Clinic.

If you wish to discuss a referral or the role of SLT further with anyone of our qualified staff, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Gallagher or Elizabeth Holmes.

Commonly Treated Paediatric Conditions Include:

  • Speech & Language Delay
  • Speech Sound Difficulties
  • Ongoing Hoarse Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Regression of Language/’Lost Words’
  • Limited interest in playing with toys and/or peers
  • plays with toys in an atypical way
  • Difficulties with chewing, weaning or swallowing
  • Restricted diet excluding a variety of food groups

Our specialist areas include:

  • Attention and Social Communication Concerns

  • Early Language Development

  • Feeding / Swallowing Issues

  • Phonology

  • Voice