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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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Ear infections: when to be concerned.

Should you be worried about your child’s ear infections? This article discusses how hearing can sometimes be affected during ear infections, which could impact language development. https://www.healthyhearing.com/help/hearing-loss/middle-ear-infections

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7 Ways to help your child develop positive self esteem

Children, with learning and attention problems, tend to find it more difficult to feel positive about themselves.  This is due to the fact that self-esteem is affected by how capable you feel.   These children have to work harder to … Continue reading

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Reading and storytelling with babies and children

Suitable for 0-6 years Why reading is important for babies and young children. Help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. learn to value books and stories. spark your child’s imagination and stimulate … Continue reading

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Christmas fun to keep the kids busy

Worried about how to keep your children busy?  Here are links to some fun ideas that will keep them practicing their skills while spending some quality time with you. Getting creative with paper plates: https://www.craftymorning.com/christmas-paper-plate-crafts-for-kids/ Finger painting fun https://www.amorecraftylife.com/fingerprint-christmas-tree-kid-craft/ Jumping … Continue reading

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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