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News from at Et Al Therapy and Learning Centre, Somerset West

How to strengthen Parent-child relationship

After the last couple of months of stress and uncertainty, we wanted to share this blog post about how to reset and how to rebuild parent-child relationships. Our children are struggling and do not understand everything that is happening which … Continue reading

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Corona virus activities

We found a lovely activity pack created by Long Creations that will keep the kids busy, help them to understand and process the world we are experiencing at the moment. It might even spark some conversation at the family dinner … Continue reading

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COVID -19 National Lockdown declaration.

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What to do (and not to do) when children are anxious

Dr Clark Goldstein, as part of the Child Mind Institute, gives valuable tips in this article explaining how to respect an anxious child’s feelings, without empowering the fears.  The goal is to help children escape the cycle of anxiety, rather … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Speech Therapy ideas

It’s so important for your child to learn through experiences. Take the opportunity this holiday to engage with your child, expanding their vocabulary, targeting their articulation and having fun whilst learning and bonding together. Here are some easy ideas to … Continue reading

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18 Effective De-Escalation Strategies for Diffusing Meltdowns

At Et Al we often need to explain that when a child has Sensory Integration difficulties their perceived tantrums are in actual fact meltdowns and that they are not trying to be “naughty” or wanting to “manipulate” you. In this … Continue reading

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Building a secure attachment bond with your baby.

A secure attachment bond teaches your baby to trust you, to communicate their feelings to you and eventually to trust others as well. As the baby connects with you the baby learns to  have a healthy sense of self and … Continue reading

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How to keep toddler busy while mom is busy

All mothers know the struggle of having to get that load of laundry in, making that phone call or having to get dinner going and not knowing how to keep your toddler busy for those couple of minutes. Here Sammy … Continue reading

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Tips on managing your child’s screen time

How much screen time is too much? This has been a big debate the last couple of years and we as therapists do not condemn screens at all, but we do believe that moderation is key. We believe that children … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Play and Special Time

Thank you www.parentplus.ie for these handy tips on spending quality time with our children.

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WORKSHOP 9 September 2016

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room