Mari Caulfield is a Speech and Language Therapist and Trainer with over 40 years experience in the areas of generalised speech and language disorders, developmental delays and disorders, intellectual disability and autism. She is CORU registered and a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice (ISTI).
Together with ongoing specialised speech, language and communication courses such as PROMPT, Hanen Training courses, Speech sound Disorders, Derbyshire Language Scheme, Auditory processing disorder, Mari is a LAMH tutor and has also trained with Dr. Stanley Greenspan (DIR® Floortime), ADOS assessment, SCERTS, Dysphagia, Montessori, Psychotherapy, Sensory integration, Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood and Infancy Training.
Mari has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in health care organisations and voluntary bodies in Ireland. Working collaboratively with team members, including other therapists, medical professionals, educators and parents, Mari encourages the sharing of experience and expertise amongst team members to ensure optimum quality of intervention for the child and family. Mari lectures at NUI Galway with Speech and Language Therapy and Clinical Psychology courses and offers annual training with NCSE – the Department of Education, Down Syndrome Ireland and with Sensory Connections in Australia.
A Faculty member of Profectum, USA, Mari liaises and teaches with international colleagues and has been honored by her peers when she received a 2009 DIR/ Faculty Award in recognition of her research and ongoing contribution to DIR® education with ICDL.