NI Speech Therapy Tots 2 Teens provides a friendly, welcoming private speech therapy service in Belfast for you and your child. Therapy sessions and assessments are carried out through play-based, motivating activities which are tailored to your child’s individual interests, age-and-stage and speech, language and communication needs.

There is also a strong emphasis on working in partnership with you the parent as you are your child’s first educator and know your child better than anyone. This will involve agreeing your child’s goals with you and involving you at each stage in the therapy being carried out with your child.

About Me

Kathryn Hashim Speech Therapist

Hi, my name is Kathryn Hashim. I am a dual-qualified highly specialist speech and language therapist of 20 + years and a trained primary school teacher. Outside of work I am a mum of three children.

Having qualified with a BSc Honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy in 2002 (University of Ulster), I gained extensive experience in the NHS across various clinical, nursery, school and Sure Start Children’s Centre speech therapy positions. These roles involved working with individual children, providing therapy in small groups and running training courses for parents and early years’ staff.

I went on to gain a primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) teaching qualification (Stranmillis University College) in 2015 and worked for periods as a primary teacher alongside my speech therapy. Having this additional training and experience has given me an in-depth understanding of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and how speech, language and communication fit into all aspects of nursery and primary school life. It has also helped me to think and plan like a teacher, which has made my speech therapy sessions even more creative, motivating and fun!

My unique training and experience enables me to help your child develop their best possible speech and language skills to help them have confidence and success, not only in their life at home, but also in their friendships, hobbies and in all aspects of their learning at school.

If you have concerns about your child contact me today and we can talk through their needs and how I might be able to help you.