100 children in Cavan/Monaghan have been waiting up to 8 months for an assessment with a speech and language therapist.
3 children have had to wait up to a year for an initial assessment, with a further 306 children waiting up four months.
Nationwide, 247 children have been waiting more than two years for an initial assessment.
In light of these figures, children’s charity Barnardos is calling for the urgent recruitment of more speech and language therapists to address waiting lists.
Suzanne Connolly, of Barnardos, says immediate investment in more therapists is needed: