MediStori is a simple to use paper-based personal health organiser. It comes with daily medication & symptom diaries. It keeps all of a family's health records together in one place, which can be an essential tool in an emergency situation, and can help our health professionals, give us a speedier & more accurate diagnosis. The MediStori can be used at any age and is not disease specific – rather it can be used for multiple chronic or acute conditions.
BoonTown is a unique series of short stories written in the order of how children naturally acquire language. BoonTown has a total of 18 stories over 3 series, all of which provide specific learning goals designed to complement each stage of language development from single words to simple sentences to focusing on grammatical markers. In this series Buddy and his friends help children acquire a vocabulary of up to 50 single words. The stories are short and repetitive to keep young children's attention. A vocabulary checklist is provided at the end of each story to keep track of your child's language development.
Watch this space (launching Nov 2016)
Resources for Speech and Language
We supply resources for children, adolescents and adults with speech and language problems. Use these speech practise books, lotto games and language packs to support speech and language skills while they attend therapy or are on a waiting list. Simple and easy to use. Includes clear instructions. Made in Ireland.
This exciting and inspiring How-To programme has been developed by Karen O'Connor, specialist in Speech and Language Therapy and director of The Child Development Centre. It is designed for parents and other professionals working with children who have speech and/ or language difficulties. This programme is specifically suited to children of 1-7yrs. It offers tools to help you to:
We are Ireland's no. 1 baby sign language organisation, dedicated to bringing quality baby sign classes and resources to the parents of Ireland and their little ones by teaching babies and toddlers to communicate easily and effectively through sign language before they can talk. Baby sign language is for all babies. SuperHands are teaching the babies of Ireland to effectively communicate using sign language before they can even talk. Using Irish sign language (ISL) SuperHands show parents and babies a series of simple signs that they can use at home together.
How can I help my child to be calmer, to listen better, to understand more, to express himself better, learn more and enjoy interacting with other children? In Music is the Key to Unlocking your Child's Potential, consultant in speech and language therapy Karen O'Connor describes how children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, dyspraxia and other developmental challenges make remarkable progress with the help of music-based sound therapy. She describes how these children become more regulated and calmer, how their attention and concentration improve and how language and learning develop.
Music is the key to Unlocking your Child's Potential is the first in a series of books that will give hope to parents and children by telling the stories of children like Theo and Raphael who overcame their developmental challenges by means of music-based sound therapy.
The multi-award winning Bilibo is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile open-ended toys. Deceptively simple and magically attractive, Bilibo's iconic shell shape and bright colors immediately appeal to children. Bilibo arouses curiosity, engages the imagination and playfully trains basic motor skills and balance. Both boys and girls find unlimited ways to play with Bilibo – using it to rock and spin in, hide under, sit on, tote with and peek through. Bilibo provides hours of fun, indoors and outdoors – all year round. Food-grade plastic, durable & shock resistant BPA-free, phthalate-free, latex-free 100% recyclable
Pair the Square is an innovative product which allows you to create a new puzzle time and time again! Pair the Square Level 1 Nouns can be used to develop:
Sensational Kids runs a child development and learning store which stocks a range of skill building toys and therapy products and books.
All proceeds from sales help towards funding occupational therapy & speech and language therapy services for children at Sensational Kids.
Thinking Toys endeavours to provide products that add value to the user by using play to create stimulation in specific areas of need.
Marvellous Mouth Ltd. offers parent resources as well as preschool teacher training to use the Mouthercise programme to enhance speech and oral language development in a natural setting.
Offering Weighted Blankets. Hogsett Designs are also making Weighted Snakes. These are perfect for deep pressure around the neck and have been proven very helpful in school. Can also double them over and lie on their lap like a lap pad.
CD sets that are written specifically for enhancing the speech and language of children. Each song, created by a very playful speech-language pathologist, contains techniques that give children opportunities to imitate sounds, words, and phrases, learn new concepts and vocabulary, and build interaction and social skills. Whether your child has speech and language needs or excellent speech and language skills, our upbeat songs are enticing, motivating, and inviting for children to sing along.
The Speech That Works app is an innovative and comprehensive tool that can be used for articulation therapy for children of all ages. It was developed by a group of speech pathologists who utilize it regularly in therapy. Speech That Works follows typical articulation development beginning with suprasegmentals and progressing through complex consonant blends. This app can be used to enhance motor speech planning and production.
At Adam and Friends we have a huge range of products from learning and development toys to therapy equipment for children with special needs. We specialise in the manufacture and design of Soft Play & Multi-Sensory Rooms in Ireland. If you would like advise on any of our products or are looking for something that you can't find on our website make sure to call us on 01 899 1041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to source it for you!
Allergy Alerts by Early Intervention Centre Having a young child with a severe food allergy can be stressful. These Allergy Alerts were designed by the Team at the Early Intervention Centre and can be printed on t-shirts, badges, bibs or stickers to help raise awareness and alert people. Particularly useful for birthday parties, public eating places, school outings or traveling.
Watch this space (launching Nov 2016)
Designed specifically for parents of children with language delays, It Takes Two to Talk is based on the following important principles:
Training Ways is the training service provided by the Speech and Language Therapy Centre, Co. Galway . As an independent service, it provides training and support for professionals and parents in the areas of functional communication, sensory, social-emotional, learning and motor needs. Training courses offered include:
The DIR model ( Developmental Individualised Relationship based model) was developed as a framework to assist parents, and professionals in constructing a comprehensive intervention program that focuses on improving the child's functioning in developmental capacities where there are challenges, and, at the same time, promote healthy foundations for overall social, emotional and intellectual functioning. This introductory training will focus on the use of DIR/Floortime model with children with communication and learning difficulties, regulatory disorders, and children with behaviours that place them on the autistic spectrum.
Great speech therapy resources for parents and professionals at a low cost with lots of freebies.
Kelly Bear resources teach children essential life skills such as self-control, problem solving, healthy living habits, and social competence. The materials serve to increase children’s self-awareness, empathy, and positive behaviors. All of the Kelly Bear resources guide children toward developing positive character traits such as honesty, dependability, perseverence, and respect. They help children develop the skills necessary for them to thrive.
Education for children through rhyme and music. Helpful articles and videos for teachers and parents.
Course aimed at: Anyone working with pre-school children with an ASD in an Early Years setting i.e. all playgroup, parent toddler, nursery school or classroom and private day care staff.
Course outline: The Keyhole® Early Intervention Programme is a holisitic approach for young children with ASD in order to nurture and enhance their development from as early as possible. The Keyhole® Pre-School training package is a 12.5 hour course divided into five sections: Autism, Play, Interaction, Communication and Behaviour.
The Down Syndrome Centre was founded by Peter Gaw and his wife, Mary as a result of their frustration at not being able to access relevant services for their two youngest children, both of whom have Down syndrome. Our charity has been around for a few years and, in October 2014, we were finally able to open the doors to Ireland's first (and only) services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families
The centre is currently in Phase One where the following services are being provided:
Great speech and language resources.
There is a compatible link between the sensory world of touch and the sensory world of music. Tacpac focuses on aligning these sensory forces.
Sheena Mitchell is a Pharmacist with her own business Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6. She developed this website after she realised that there are a lot of first time and experienced moms who might benefit from hints and tips from a Pharmacist who can balance healthcare advice with real hands on experience from her important work as a mother of three.