Elaine Baldwin

Elaine Baldwin

Senior Speech & Language Therapist at Sensational Kids
Elaine joined the team at Sensational Kids having graduated with an honours degree in speech & language therapy from University College Cork in 2012. Elaine has experience in the provision of individual and group therapy and assessments to children of all ages and all abilities. 
 
She has worked with children up to aged 18 years with varying needs including intellectual disability, developmental delay and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
 
Recently, Elaine has undertaken Auditory Verbal Therapy Training, Part 1 Working Through Audition, an RCSLT Approved & AG Bell Academy accredited six days of training with an LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist® to provide specialist speech & language therapy training to children with hearing loss using the techniques of auditory verbal therapy.
 
Following her graduation, Elaine worked with The Brothers of Charity and also spent 9 months as a home tutor to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
 
During this time, she facilitated and conducted Hanen training programmes that equip parents with valuable strategies to support and enhance their children’s language development. She also attained further qualifications in dysphagia (feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing disorders) and completed all supervised placement hours on site.
 
She continues to work closely with children’s families as part of multidisciplinary team intervention and collaboratively sets goals and develops treatment plans.
 
Elaine has experience in the provision of therapy in the following areas:
  1. Language: receptive, expressive and social use of language
  2. Phonology (speech sounds)
  3. Augmentative  communication systems e.g. Lámh, picture systems such as PECS
  4. Eating, Drinking & Swallowing
  5. Voice
  6. Fluency
  7. Specialised therapy using techniques and principles of auditory verbal therapy for children with hearing loss
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