On-site Clinic

The B.Sc. (Speech and Language Therapy) provides excellent opportunities for practice education in a purpose-built on-site speech and language therapy clinic in Áras Moyola.  The University of Galway and HSE speech and language therapy on-site clinic is a unique collaboration between the health services and the University.  The on-site clinic has the dual function of delivering high quality services to the public while at the same time providing a supportive learning environment for speech and language therapists in training.  

The on-site clinic has 5 treatment rooms with adjoining observation rooms.  Each of the clinic rooms is fully equipped with up to date  clinical equipment  to facilitate student learning.  The observation rooms have one way mirrors and students and parents of children attending therapy can use these rooms to observe peers and qualified clinicians at work.  

The clinic mission statement is:

“To provide primarily a centre of excellence in teaching and learning for speech and language therapy students and to support research”.


Clinic Work

The following is a sample of work that has been conducted in the on-site clinic:

  • Group therapy for children with speech, language and communication needs, who are on HSE caseloads
  • Provision of services for children and adults with Down Syndrome
  • Provision of specilaist clinics in vocie, fluency and adult communication disorders.
  • Provision of the Lee Silverman Voice Training Programme for adults with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Parent Training programmes
  • Clinical examinations (objective, structured clinical examinations)
  • Simulated learning
  • Data collection for final year research projects.