Caitlin Hughes, Speech & Language Therapist at Sensational Kids, Mayo

Caitlin Hughes, MSc, Speech and Language Therapist, Mayo


Caitlin Hughes joined Sensational Kids Mayo Child Development Centre to pursue her passion of working with children with disabilities, which she finds hugely rewarding. In the past, Caitlin has worked with a varied caseload in the HSE and has provided direct and indirect therapy to children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities. Caitlin has provided clinic-based therapy, as well as linking with schools to provide support to teachers and Speech and Language programmes. She also developed a social skills group in an ASD class in a school. Caitlin has provided indirect therapy to families at home such as strategies for developing expressive and receptive language, and modelling and recasting speech sounds. She has also collaborated with colleagues and delivered Visuals and Social Stories workshops to parents. Caitlin is trained in Lamh Module 1 and has used Lamh with several clients. In addition, Caitlin has experience working with clients using AAC devices such as the Easy Chat, Snap and Core and Grace App, and has also attended the Snap and Core training in November 2018.


Professional Qualifications

  • 2015- 2018: Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy, University of Limerick
  • 2011- 2014: Bachelor of Arts in Health and Disability Studies, St Angela’s College Sligo (National University of Ireland, Galway)


Professional Memberships

IASLT member (Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Ireland)
CORU (organisation for regulating health and social care professionals)


Continuous Professional Development Courses Completed


  • 2020: Hanen, More Than Words
  • 2019 The ICDL DIRFloortime® Training Program. The original and official DIR® and DIRFloortime® (AKA Floortime®) training program
  • Developmental language intervention in the context of relationships  (NUIG, November 2019)
  • 2018 Snap and Core training in November 2018
  • 2016 Lamh, Module 1


Appointments for Speech & Language Therapy at Sensational Kids, Mayo


Speech & Language Therapy appointments are available Tuesday to Saturday at Sensational Kids, Claremorris, Co Mayo

To book an appointment for speech & language therapy with Caitlin Hughes at our Mayo Child Development Centre, phone Sensational Kids on 094 935 7005