Helping Hand Programme

The idea of the Helping Hand programme is to give a lifeline to those who cannot afford private speech and language therapy, and may be stuck on long waiting lists. Patients receive an hour of therapy every week, for 6-10 weeks. We try to offer the service in a location suitable for the patient.

For Patients:
The Helping Hand programme is designed for people with moderate or severe aphasia. If you think it might help you or your loved one, please get in touch by calling the office on 01-7642200 between 10 -12.30, Tuesday to Thursday or email us at:

Those with milder aphasia can of course still avail of our other services such as support groups and self-help therapy technologies.

For Professionals:
If you are a qualified speech and language therapist and would like to get involved with the programme, contact us at:

 If you are an SLT and would like to get involved:

If you would like to get involved, the scheme will involve providing 1 pro bono session a week (for a minimum of 6 weeks) to patients with moderate or severe aphasia who haven’t had access to speech and language therapy for a prolonged period of time.

For a speech and language therapist, the benefits of the programme includes:

– The opportunity to use your skills in a charitable context, for people who really need them.

– Experience in the area of aphasia.

– The opportunity to familiarise yourself with and utilise the most up-to-date speech and language and aphasia software.

– The opportunity to liaise with other SLTs and experts through the programme and Aphasia Ireland.