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College Photo Name Walsh, Irene Patricia
Main Department Clin Speech & Language Studies
College Title Associate Professor
E-mail ipwalsh@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 2420
Web http://people.tcd.ie/ipwalsh
 
Biography
D.O.B.: 08.10.61 Nationality: Irish Number of years experience: Clinical Practice: 11 years ; Lecturing: 19 years.
 
Representations
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Member of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists
Member of American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
I have been editor of the Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. * Published by the School of Clinical Speech & Language Studies and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists 1993 to 2007
Past member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT)
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Professional Associations: Member of Special Interest Group of SLTs in Mental Health RCSLT & IASLT Member of the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
 
Description of Research Interests
Research Activities: Research Interests: Analysis of discourse in ordinary and extraordinary contexts; clinical discourse analysis; illness narratives analysis and personal life trajectories; communication disorders in child and adult psychiatry, including forensic psychiatry; PBL teaching and learning. Research projects with off-campus institutions: Current Research Activities ‘Conversational sociability in interactions between SLPs and specific clinical populations’ (e.g. people with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, chronic schizophrenia); collaborative research with Professor D. Kovarsky, University of Rhode Island, US. ‘'Language & communication profiles of children ADHD’ is a joint research endeavour with Order of St John of God Services, Child and Family Centres (Lucena Services: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow). Conversational sociability ‘The efficacy of social communication & conversational skills programmes for people with mental health disorders’ is a joint project with the Clinical Specialist in Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Mental Health Disorders based at AMNCH, Tallaght Hospital. Recently completed research projects (2006) 'Language and communication profiles of children attending child and adolescent mental health services’ is a joint research endeavour with Order of St John of God Services, Child and Family Centres (Lucena Services: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow). 'An exploration of the incidence of communication & swallowing disorders in psychiatric patients attending the Psychiatric Unit at AMNCH and associated Community Day Centres'. This study led directly to the creation and subsequent appointment of the first Clinical Specialist in Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Mental Health Disorders In the republic of Ireland.
 
Research Interests
ADHD Autism Bipolar disorder Child language acquisition
Childhood and mental health Children, health and disability Communication skills and psychiatric disorders Conversation skills in schizophrenia
Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders Psychiatry Rehabilitation Research issues specifice to any health profession
Schizophrenia
 
Research Projects
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Uncomfortable moments in speech- language therapy discourse. in, editor(s)C. Candlin & S. Srikrant , Handbook of Communication in Organisations and Professions, Berlin, Mouton De Gruyter , 2011, pp193 - 214, [D. Kovarsky, I.P. Walsh ]
Language socialization among people with mental health disorders in, editor(s)Duff, P. & Hornberger, N.H. , Encylopedia of Language and Education, Volume 8, Language Socialization, New York, Springer, 2008, pp327 - 340, [Walsh, I.P.]
Walsh, I.P., Regan, J., Sowman, R., Parsons, B. & Mc Kay, A.P., A needs analysis for the provision of a speech and language therapy service to adults with mental health disorders", Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 24, (3), 2007, p89 - 93
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J. Regan, I. Walsh, R. Sowman, B. Parsons, A.P. Mc Kay , 'Prevalence of dysphagia in acute and community mental health settings" , Dysphagia, 21, (2), 2006, p95 - 101
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Walsh, I., Revealing ability amidst perceived disability in clinical interactions: a nice idea or clinical imperative?, Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 12, (13), 2003, p118 - 145
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