What is Speech? In terms of speech and language therapy, speech refers to the sounds we produce and how we produce them to form words. Speech relates to the clarity of what we say and how easily our sounds and words are understood by those around us. If you child produces sounds incorrectly or is … Continue reading Speech Development in Children
Arguments between siblings are inevitable. The question many parents face, is how to best handle the situation? Sibling rivalry is a normal part of child development. However, it can be frustrating for parents when at one moment their children can be best of friends and then moments later, they behave like the worst of enemies. … Continue reading Sibling Rivilary
Ten years ago, it was straightforward, parents introduced cows’ milk at some point after their child’s first birthday or continued to breastfeed. Today, there is an overwhelming number of milks and milk alternatives available and lots of opinions about which ones are best for your toddler. Some of this information (or misinformation!) comes from 'wellness … Continue reading Milk After One Year Old? What do parents need to know?
The next edition of our Sunny Days Magazine is now available! It's packed with articles from our Child Health Professionals here at The Children's Clinic. In this edition we look at Respiratory Congestion -What it is and how to help it, Sleep, or lack of it, Speech Development in Children, Sensory Processing Difficulty, Sibling Rivalry … Continue reading Sunny Days Magazine February 2018
Ask Our Experts is a new monthly feature in which we ask for any questions you may have for one of our Child Health Experts. We then share the question and the answer on Facebook so that it may help other parents with similar concerns. Marian Hogan, Speech & Language Therapist, started us off. My … Continue reading Ask Our Experts!
Helen O'Brien holds a Higher Diploma in NonDirective Play Therapy, as well as a BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology, a Montessori Teaching Diploma and a Life and Executive Coaching Diploma. She's a member of the Irish Play Therapy Association and works according to their Ethical Framework. There is a clear distinction between playing and Play Therapy. … Continue reading Why should we go to a professional to play with my child, can’t I do that?
Marian Hogan Speech and Language Therapist at The Children’s Clinic Cork BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MIASLT, CORU Registered Interact at your child’s level: when you are interacting with your child try to make sure that you are face to face with them at their level. This may mean that you are lying down on … Continue reading Ten Tips to Promote Development of Early Communication Skills.
This article follows on from our previous one, Infant Reflux - What it is and how to recognise the signs! It looks at the treatment and management of the various types of reflux. As Infant Reflux can often be a difficult condition to manage effectively, we advise you to always follow the guidance of your Medical Practitioner … Continue reading Infant Reflux Treatment Explained.
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists work with people, for whom participation in activities of daily life is more challenging. As a paediatric occupational therapist I work with children and teens, from 2-18 years. And what activities do children and teens … Continue reading What’s Occupational Therapy?
Infant Reflux can be a very distressing condition for babies and parents alike. This article explains what it is, the causes and all the signs and symptoms.