Senior Speech & Language Therapist
Sinead Coughlan is a highly experienced Senior Speech and Language Therapist with 15 years experience. Since qualifying with a Masters Degree in Bilingual Speech and Language Pathology from Arizona State University, USA, Sinead has worked in a variety of settings from preschool, primary school, special school, clinic based and private practice. Sinead has always worked as part of a Multidisciplinary Team thus valuing the input and benefit of working collaboratively to best meet a person's individual needs. She has extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability.
Sinead has a passion for helping families maximise the potential in their child by providing individualised assessment and intervention plans that will be functional and achievable.
Sinead has extensive experience with assessment and completing the assessment of need for families. She continues to be a key player on teams completing autism assessments.
Sinead has a passion for bilingualism and ensuring that each person receives a dynamic assessment ensuring all languages are considered in the person's assessment. Sinead enjoys being part of the Irish Research Network in Childhood Bilingualism and was the chair of the Multilingual Special Interest Group for several years.
Sinead has many years experience working alongside teachers, SNAs, social care staff, and parents and greatly values the team approach to best support a person with communication difficulties.
Sinead is also a mother of 4 children and enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling.
Sinead is registered with CORU, IASLT and ASHA.
Additional training courses completed include: DIR/Floortime, SCERTS, Michael Palin PCI Therapy, Solution-focussed therapy for SLT, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale-2 (ADOS-2), Parents Plus, and Picky Eaters Versus Problem Eaters-SOS Approach to Feeding.