Bláthíne Maguire, Senior Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist, Monaghan

Bláthíne joined the team at Sensational Kids in November 2022 as a Senior Speech & Language Therapist and the Team Leader for our Clones Centre.

Bláthíne is an experienced Speech & Language Therapist having qualified with a first class honours degree from the University of Manchester in 2015. Since then, she has practised as a Speech & Language Therapist in the Liverpool region, working across various teams in the public and charity sectors. Bláthíne has progressed in her career, taking on managerial roles that involve supporting junior staff and managing contracts with schools. Having returned home to Ireland in 2022, she is delighted to be back supporting the local children of Monaghan and the surrounding areas.

Bláthíne has worked with a wide range of children with Speech, Language and communication needs. The majority of her experience has been within mainstream school settings, providing assessment and therapy for children with complex needs and diagnoses such as learning disability, Autism, Developmental Language Disorder, Speech Sound difficulties and disorders. Bláthíne has specialised in providing assessment and diagnostic support for the neurodevelopmental pathway. She has also gained significant experience supporting the identification and development of communication needs within early years. Her work has also involved writing and delivering training packages to various individuals and large cohorts of parents, colleagues and professionals.

Professional Qualifications

  • University of Manchester, Speech and Language Therapy (Hons)
  • Graduated July 2015 with 1st Class degree classification
  • Awarded a certificate of clinical excellence at graduation

Professional Memberships

  • HCPC (Health Care & Professionals Council)
  • RCSLT (Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy)
  • CORU (Organisation for Regulating Health and Social Care Professionals)

Continuous Professional Development Courses Completed

  • ICAN Early Talk
  • ICAN Talk Boost
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Makaton (Enhanced level)
  • Lámh (Module 1)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for young children who stammer (Michael Palin Centre)
  • CAMHS (Social Emotional Mental Health)
  • The Derbyshire Language Scheme
  • Therapy Outcome Measures (TOMs)
  • ADOS
  • DIR Floortime
  • Postgraduate training in Cleft Palate, Social Communication, Augmentative & Alternative communication, Developmental Language Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Neurodiversity, SEMH, ACES & Early childhood trauma.