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Mitchell House School, Belfast

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy Department

The Speech and Language Therapy Department is staffed by 2 part time Speech and Language Therapists & 1 Speech and Language Therapy assistant. This service is prlvided through the Health Trust.

The Speech and Language Therapist is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of communication and eating / drinking difficulties.

Following assessment the Speech and Language Therapist may work on one or more of the following areas to enable your child to reach his / her full potential -:

  • Listening skills
  • Understanding
  • Putting words together
  • Sounds
  • Oral skills
  • Social skills
  • Voice and fluency
  • Alternative and augmentative communication systems
  • Eating / drinking skills.


Intervention may take the form of one or more of the following -:

  • Direct therapy either on an individual or group basis
  • Class based work
  • Joint treatment sessions with Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • A supervised home programme of work
  • Review of speech and language skills.


Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s treatment programme by attending and participating in treatment sessions, attending training sessions, carrying out therapy activities at home, and meeting with the therapist at annual review.

The Speech and Language Therapy Department recognizes the importance of a holistic approach and of working closely with other therapists, teachers, class room assistants / care staff and parents.


Speech and Language Therapy Staff

Mrs Laura Bloomer
Mrs Laura Bloomer

Speech and Language Therapist


Mrs Suzie McCrory
Mrs Suzie McCrory

Speech & Language Therapy Assistant


Emma Vennard
Emma Vennard

Clare Parsons
Clare Parsons

Lee-Anne Magee
Lee-Anne Magee


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