The Speech Centre’s Hannah Pfaff to present at National Conference

Hannah Pfaff, who has recently joined The Speech Centre team in our Mallow and Mitchelstown clinics, will present her research on the validity of a new assessment tool, Captain Grey and the Greedy Aliens, at the Irish Association Speech and Language Therapy (IASLT) biennial conference at the end of May. This new assessment tool is currently in development, and aims to assess verb and sentence production in children with developmental language disorders. Hannah’s research focuses on analysing the language produced by children with developmental language disorders in response to this tool and comparing these results to wider research findings in the area. She will present alongside her research partner Jo O’Keefe. The theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrating our Profession: Reflecting, Learning, Advancing”. For full details of the IASLT biennial conference visit http://conference.iaslt.ie/

More Recent Articles...

World MS Day 2020 – Saturday 30th May

See what our Speech and Language Therapists have to say about Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis: How can a Speech and Language Therapist Help? Speech and swallowing problems are common in Multiple Sclerosis. The part of the brain responsible for the muscle control of the lips, tongue, soft palate, vocal chords or respiratory system can be […]

It’s Autism Awareness Day!

People all over the country are wearing blue today (2nd April 2020) to raise awareness of autism, and the needs of people with this diagnosis. At The Speech Centre we have come to know many individuals and families with autism over the years, and we see the joy and frustration that people with autism experience […]

We have made your data even more secure!

Ever wondered how we keep our client information secure and confidential? Well, not only do we keep all your data safe in accordance with our GDPR policy, we have also signed up to Cliniko for our clinical record keeping. Safe, and planet friendly too 

More...

A New Year’s Resolution to help Speech and Language Development

Considering your New Year’s Resolutions? Would you give almost anything to help your children with Speech and Language development? Here’s something real that you can do. These are some questions about parental screen time that I was asked recently by the Irish Examiner, and they really got me thinking about my answers. 1: How important […]

Thank you to our colouring competition entries!

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Dublin Colouring Competition! We will be choosing our winners shortly, and arranging our special prize giving visits in the coming days. Just in time for Halloween! Here are some of the masterpieces that have been sent in so far, they are beautiful, and so […]

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) – What do you need to know?

What is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)? In a nutshell, DLD is the new name for Specific Language Impairment. It was recently changed to better reflect the difficulties that these children experience. We recently celebrated DLD Awareness Day, and in continuation of this we have attached a useful link for parents and professionals looking for some […]

Tips for talking to somebody with dementia

Speech therapy tips to make conversations a little easier

Help! My child has started to stammer!

Stammering in preschool children – how parents can help Difficulties with speaking fluently between 2 – 4 years affect about one child in 20. While the underlying causes are not fully understood, we know that parents do NOT cause stammering – also called stuttering. Evidence shows that most children outgrow this phase over a few […]

My child isn’t talking, what can I do?

Here are some things to try if your child isn’t talking; Parents often call us because they’re worried that their child hasn’t started talking yet. The first thing we say is that all children are unique, they develop at their own pace, and it’s not always a reason to worry if they’re not talking yet. […]