My son finds it hard to focus and with optima and especially Ziggy he holds his attention a lot longer than normal which helps progress.
We look forward to continuing to use optima!
Jenny Barcoe, November 2021
Optima Speech Therapy provides an user friendly, engaging and quick way to access speech therapy. The online assessment was quick and easy. My four year old daughter engaged happily in the tasks and we received a programme in a short time frame.
The therapy tasks are easily completed with everyday materials in the home and my daughter finds them fun and looks forward to her 15 minutes practice each day.
Ruth Beddis, October 2021
We were so relieved
We were so relieved to get a quick and easy assessment done with Kate. Ziggy was a brilliant idea for our 7 year old to engage with. It was such an easy process from start to finish. We would definitely recommend Kate at Optima Speech Therapy.
Now we have no concerns about our son.
Thanks for all your help Kate.
Paul Dillane, Sept 2021
Hi, I am Kate, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.
Kate Beckett is the owner of Optima Speech Therapy. I am
registered Speech and Language Therapist in Ireland with
IASLT and the UK with RCSLT.
Before starting my private practice, I worked in Ireland,
New Zealand and England in both community and acute
Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy
Bachelor of Science in General Nursing
Optima's Speech and Language Therapy Service in Ireland
How does the service work?
The good news…no waiting list! You can start a speech and language therapy programme for your child immediately. Your place on the public waiting list is not affected, and this give your child a learning opportunity while you are waiting. Individualised for your child, speech and language therapy programmes give you the tools to help your child at home under my professional guidance.
What is in the Programme?
Each day has a 15-minute fun exercise you do with your child. Perfect for children with short attention spans and busy parents!
Do we need special equipment?
No, I have used household items specifically so there are no hidden costs involved. We use your child’s favourite toys, food and clothes to help your child learn.
Does speech therapy at home work?
Yes! Delivering short but regular sessions to your child helps them take the techniques on board more easily. They get daily practise without having to fit in weekly clinic appointments.
How is assessment completed?
There are no live videos. Assessment is done with non-live videos that you can do over several day as suits you. I provide a secure, encrypted file transfer service for you to send me the videos, so they are kept safe and private! After analysis, I will prepare a summary report with recommendations. I prepare and post you a speech therapy programme made specifically for your child. A check in with me every two weeks is included in the programme cost. This allows me to monitor your child and make any suggestions. I am also available on the phone should you need assistance within those two weeks. I am here to help!
What is in the programme?
Each programme consists of:
- 3-month programme
- 6 steps of increasing complexity
- Each step is 2 weeks long (3 months total)
- All material included
- Parent education pack
- Easy, step-by-step instructions for every exercise, every day!
Empowering parents with an original, proactive, and easy-to-use speech therapy service at home.
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