Tag Archives: communication

Communicating about the Internet…and (of) Things like that

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend a very stimulating evening entitled, ‘Digitally Connected’ hosted by Network Cork and IT Cork at the Clarion Hotel. It was a very informative evening which highlighted opportunities and risks associated with the exponential growth of the internet, particularly as it becomes closer and closer to our lives. […]

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Let me introduce myself…Communication Passports

What is it? A communication passport is a person-centred book which supports someone who cannot speak for themselves. It is a way of sharing information about a person in a clear, simple format, focusing on the person as being a unique, valued individual. What goes in it? It can include any of the following: Key […]

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Supporting Conversations for people with aphasia

Aphasia is an acquired communication disability which can occur following stroke or other brain injury. Each person’s experience of aphasia is unique to them.  While traditionally, the communication problem rested with the individual, current best practice in this area adopts a social model, in which the person is viewed within the context of their environment. […]

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Lámh-a-Song Nursery Rhyme DVD using Lámh signs is officially launched by Lámh and Down Syndrome Ireland

Lámh, the manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs, have joined with Down Syndrome Ireland in producing a new nursery rhyme DVD. The Lámh-a-Song DVD gives young users the chance to see Lámh signs on the TV screen for the first time, with each of the 15 popular […]

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“When your child is lost for words”

An article on selective mutism in the Health Supplement, Irish Times, Tuesday  15th Sept. To access the full article, go to:  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2009/0915/1224254536893.html

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Lámh-a-song DVD

Lamh is a signing system which is used for children with communication difficulties, and was originally developed for use with children with Down Syndrome. The Lámh association and Down Syndrome Ireland have produced the Lámh-a-Song DVD which includes 15 nursery rhymes with Lámh signs.  The pack comes with a book of  the nursery rhyme lyrics.   It is […]

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10th World Down Syndrome Congress

is taking place from 19th to 22nd August 2009. For more information go: http://www.wdsc2009.com/

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