We help children facing sensory, fine and gross motor skill challenges access world class, fun, intensive and affordable accupational therapy.
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 2019)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.