Category Archive for: ‘Parents’

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Parent Interaction Therapy at Meath School

At I CAN’s Meath School we have been trialling Parent Interaction Therapy (PCI) and Adult Interaction therapy (ACI) with our pupils. This approach is an adult/parent based intervention for young children with language delay or disorders. It aims to support language by improving the communication environment and does so through giving parents and carers strategies that can help the development …

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Why nursery rhymes are important this National Nursery Rhyme week

This week is National Nursery Rhyme Week – a nationwide initiative that aims to emphasise the importance of nursery rhymes for developing language and communication as well as social, physical and emotional skills. Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children from birth can help develop language skills from an early age which is crucial for later life chances. A child’s …

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EARLY LANG BLOG

Delayed language development: how will I know?

Imagine a scenario: Callum’s mum has noticed that at two years old, he’s not really talking-well, certainly not as much as his sister was at that age. He’s happy but he plays by himself a lot, usually pulling and pointing to communicate what he wants. But, should Callum’s mum be worried? No doubt he’ll get there…won’t he?  Learning to talk…it’s …

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When is a word a word?

Many of us can picture that moment in time when our children spoke their first word. We know that there are typical milestones for learning language, but how many times do children have to say a word before we can count it? Just how many times do we need to hear them utter ‘gone’ before we can include it in …

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Early identification and intervention

When they hear the term ‘early identification and intervention’, many people think this is just about the early years of a child’s life – but it’s not. It’s about recognising difficulties quickly, identifying and making a prompt intervention to support children and their families so that issues are tackled before they become more ingrained problems. Thinking in this way, early …

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