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Kate Purdy, MSc (Hons) In Speech And Language Therapy

Kate Purdy

Qualification & Education

Kate is a fully qualified Senior Speech and Language Therapist and a registered member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and CORU. She studied a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at University College Dublin (UCD), a masters degree in Speech and Language Processing (MPhil Speech and Language Processing) at Trinity College Dublin, and a masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy (MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies) at The University of Sheffield.


Kate has gained 5 years of speech and language therapy experience in a mainstream school in the UK, which was further developed in a private practice in Singapore and a Band 6 community speech and language therapy position in the NHS. Throughout which, she has pushed her own development through gaining professional qualifications in a range of areas. Kate has undertaken courses in Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme, ELKLAN Total Training Package, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), Makaton, DIR/ Floortime 101 and DIR/Floortime 201.

Kate has worked with children with a variety of speech and language difficulties such as language delays and disorders, speech sound difficulties, stammering and social skills. She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders, global developmental delay, epilepsy and intellectual difficulties. She specialises in working with children with mild to severe speech sound disorders.

Kate is committed to delivering a high quality service in which parents feel supported and children have fun. She understands the importance of liaising with other professionals, teachers, pre-school staff and teaching assistants so each child can reach their full potential. Kate is also experienced in delivering ELKLAN courses to parents and early years practitioners.


  • Language Delays
  • Early Language Development
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Speech Sound Delays & Disorders
  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia