International Launch of Speech@Home

29 September 2021 – 3 available time 9.00, 13.00 and 18.00

Speech at Home is the brainchild of Dr Triona McSweeney and Dr Debbie Sell. For the past number of years they have passionately followed their dream to make Speech Language Therapy more accessible to families affected by cleft. As co-funders of the early research, the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland are delighted to see Speech@Home reach this very important milestone.

The launch features a 30-minute free webinar which will be run at three different times during the day – 9am, 1pm and 6pm. Register at https://speechathome.eventbrite.ie

Speech@Home is an evidence-based online speech therapy resource for speech and language therapists and parents to support children with speech disorders related to cleft palate or other similar-sounding speech disorders. It has interactive Parent Training, a unique Therapy Programme Builder and many automated Resources.

There are 2 courses for parents: 

  • A short 2 hour introductory course to SpeechatHome. This may be particularly appropriate if you have a young child or your child is on a waiting list for therapy. Or you are already having therapy and you want to know a little bit more about the process.
  • An in depth training course for parents who want to take a more direct role in delivering therapy with their child under the supervision of a therapist, which may also be suitable for parents who are having difficulty accessing regular therapy.

This  30 minute launch webinar will show you a bit more about Speech@Home. You will also see an example of the Therapy programme that the therapist will give you and examples of the resources which you need to do the therapy activities.

Hear directly from a speech and language therapist, a teaching assistant and a parent who will tell you about their experience in using Speech@Home

To find out more about Speech at Home for parents click https://speechathome.org/for-parents/

We would welcome a good show of strength for the remarkable work undertaken by Dr Sweeney & Dr Sell. To book your place on the course click on the Eventbrite https://speechathome.eventbrite.ie

Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland, Celebrating 40 Years, 2021

Parents Talking, Parents Supporting

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Informal Zoom Evening for Parents (Limited), May 27, 2021 at 20:00.

Register soon because space is limited.

We hope you’re able to join us!

Parents Talking, Parents Supporting

Open with introductions at 8pm, technology skills allowing we will use Zoom Break Out rooms to split into areas of special interest

  • Social Transitions
  • Surgeries
  • Speech
  • Dental

A member of the committee will stay with each group. After some chat we will gather again to share our thoughts.

No organised tea & coffee to finish I am afraid but you can definitely have your own cuppa in hand as we bring the session to a close at 9pm

Eventbrite Link 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/informal-zoom-evening-for-parents-limited-registration-156326995251

 

Face Book Posts

To mark Cleft Awareness posts we have had some really really lovely pictures posted on our public Facebook page – Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland.  Congratulations to all our famillies we are on this journey. We really have some of the cutest babies you ever did see! 

Information Evening – Monday 29th Mar 2021

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to invite you to our Spring 2021 Information Evening via Zoom.  Mr David Orr and Dr Catherine de Blacam, plastic surgeons with CHI Crumlin & St James’s Hospitals, will present …

Nothing about us without us; Patient-reported outcomes and research at the Dublin Cleft Centre.

David will discuss the outcome measures that have traditionally been recorded in cleft surgery and why the team are now trying to emphasise patient reported outcomes.

Catherine will explain specific patient reported outcome measures used in clinc. Catherine will also introduce two research projects that the team would like to involve patients/parents with .

The meeting will open at 7:45 to allow people to connect at leisure. Meeting starts 8pm.

  • Introductions & Update from CLAPAI 8:00
  • Presentation Mr Orr 8:10
  • Presentation Dr de Blacam 8:30
  • Questions & Feedback 8:50

Meeting End 9:00

Please send any questions you have in advance to info@cleft.ie

Please click here to register on Eventbrite

FAQs

How can I get the link to the event?

After you register you will receive an email confirmation that has the Zoom link. Click on the link to join the meeting. The meeting will open at 7:45 to allow people time to connect and chat before hand.

How much does the event cost ?

This is a free event, as always donations greatly appreciated through www.cleft.ie

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Text 087 131 9803 or 

Email info@cleft.ie 

Check www.cleft.ie for updates

Also check Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland on Facebook