Marijke Morris-Chairperson- Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI)

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    Marijke is the Chairperson of Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI) and the Lead Clinician for CATTS, and independent SLT & OT practice.


    She has more than 19 years’ experience in Speech and Language Therapy. Marijke qualified and worked in South Africa before moving to Ireland in 2001. Her degree also includes qualification as an Audiologist. She founded CATTS in late 2009 after several years working in the public health system. Marijke also co-founded BrainDrain, an online learning platform in 2016.


    Her experience includes working as part of multidisciplinary teams in general Private Practice, Intellectual Disability, Visual Impairment and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, with a wide variety of ages and disorders. She has extensive direct clinical experience in speech and language therapy, management and supervision. Marijke also has experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including Lamh (signing), the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and high tech communication devices. Marijke is a qualified tutor in Lámh, Elklan and Hanen.


    Presentation title: People with communication difficulties and the human right to communicate.

    How often do people with communication difficulties get left out of simple interactions when out and about? How often do we, as people with clear, accurate speech, communicate with people who use other methods of communication, like signing, high tech devices, picture boards? What can we do to make a change? This presentation will focus on the importance of including others in our daily interactions and the small things we can do to make a change. Communication is a human right.

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