Tag Archives: Speech and Language Therapy

Psst…I’m going privately…Frequently asked questions in relation to public and private speech and language therapy

We all want the best for our children, and if they have a problem we will do whatever we can to sort it out. This article is in response to frequent questions that I get from parents about going privately while awaiting, or receiving, speech and language therapy through H.S.E. or other therapy providers. Can […]

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I’m just not understood!

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It was proving to be quite a civilised dinner, food was being eaten and children were chatting… and listening…a model conversational meal… Our three year old said, “You and Daddy bwain.” “Playing?” I asked. “No, bwain.” “Brain?” “No bwain.” OK, so now time to pull out some more highly effective strategies. “I don’t understand you, tell […]

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“Sure he’ll just grow out of it…wasn’t his father 5 before he said a word…and look at him now! Now have a cup of tea….ah go on….”

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While this could be a quote from Mrs. Doyle in Father Ted, well meaning advice such as this may deter a parent from seeking help or advice from a speech and language therapist. Parents, caregivers, family members and/or  professionals can sometimes feel unsure about when to refer to a speech and language therapist.  I frequently get phone calls or […]

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Connected Communication newsletter

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I’ve just clicked send on my first edition of ‘Connected Communication’, a free monthly newsletter about topics relating to speech, language, voice, music therapy and education. In this edition I’m covering articles relating to toys, stammering during times of excitement, and voice care. If you are interested, then sign up, and stay updated. Until 31st January 2014, […]

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Speech and language development in twins

I’ve had some recent queries about speech and language development in twins. I wanted to find some general information on the subject so did a quick internet search and came across these informative articles which included practical tips on encouraging speech and language development in twins: http://nspt4kids.com/parenting/speech-language-development-in-twins/ http://www.twinsuk.co.uk/twinstips/14/95/twins-language–development/language-development-in-twins-triplets–higher-order-multiples/

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Covering the costs of private Speech & Language Therapy

None of us has money to throw around these days, but when it comes to the health and wellbeing of our family, we try our best to get them the best help that they need. When someone contacts me about  speech and language therapy, I provide information about what I charge but also ways in […]

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Better speech and voice for people with Parkinson’s

Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) is the gold standard when working on improving the voice quality and speech of people with Parkinson’s Disease. Below are some YouTube clips about the approach. LSVT Global Channel LSVT LOUD A lady Pre and post LSVT LOUD Additional information is available on my website.

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Business Start – Up for Health Professionals CPD Event

The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice (IASLTPP) is running a one day business start up course for Allied Health Professionals on: • Accounting – Tax, Allowable Expenses, etc • Pensions • Marketing & Website • HR Issues Location: Sheraton Hotel Athlone Date: May 18th             […]

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Rhythm and singing in speech recovery post stroke

Interesting research published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience highlighting how treatment using rhythm or singing both resulted in improvements in the ability to produce learned phrases in people with language difficulties post stroke (aphasia). In contrast, traditional speech and language therapy can improve the ability to produce novel phrases. The research highlights the […]

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Apps for speech & language therapy

I’ve mentioned this great blog before, very useful if you’re looking for apps for working on speech and language: http://appsforspeechtherapy.blogspot.com/

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