Report on Parent Led Therapist Supervised Articulation Therapy (PLAT) for cleft palate speech disorder study

Dublin Final Report on Parent Led Articulation Therapy 270718

Dr Triona Sweeney and Dr Debbie Sell recently published the Report on Parent Led Therapist Supervised Articulation Therapy (PLAT) for cleft palate speech disorder study (attached).

This two-centre study involving Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) was carried out between January 2016 and July 2017. The main purpose was to test if parent led intervention is comparable to traditional speech therapy intervention in children with cleft palate speech disorders.

The study was funded by the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland, the Temple Street Foundation (Ireland) and CLEFT-Bridging the Gap (UK).

In loving memory of Anne McGillivary.

It is with deep regret that we learned of the sudden passing of Anne McGillivary, Temple Street Cleft Coordinator. Anne has helped countless families over many years. Her cheer, her work ethic, her vision and compassion will be missed by all who worked with her and all who met her through cleft services.

Anne had a long association with CLAPAI and in recent years was a valuable and dedicated member of our committee. We are sure that Anne’s influence will extend for generations. CLAPAI extends its condolences to Anne’s family, friends and colleagues.

Anne, we will miss you dearly, RIP.

https://rip.ie/death-notice/anne-mcgillivary-firhouse-dublin/361776

Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Family Day 2018: 16th June 2018

The Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce this year’s trip to a new venue, Carlingford Lough Activity Centre, Co. Louth on Saturday, 16th June 2018.

We have an action packed day planned, full of activity on land and at sea for all age groups.

The Family day is for children and young adults who were born with cleft. It’s for parents, brothers, sisters, babies and grandparents too.

It is a time to enjoy activities together, to chat over tea & coffee, to enjoy the annual raffle and above all to meet other families.

Meet at 9:30am and finish around 4:30pm.  You can book your place using the attached form or by clicking the link to Eventbrite:

Email info@cleft.ie if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you for another great family day!

Closing date for booking is Saturday 9th June 2018.

Kind regards

Georgina Wade (Chairperson)

On behalf of Committee 

Calling adults attending cleft services at St James’ Hospital!

UPDATE- Due to the upcoming weather event in Dublin our information evening scheduled for  1 March has been postponed until 14 March 2018.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland (CLAPAI) is hosting an information evening for adults attending cleft services in St James’ Hospital on Thursday, 14 March 2018 at 19:30 in the Clayton Hotel near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

The focus for the evening will be on dental work and the experience of adults who have returned to the service or require the service.

Please RSVP on 0871319803 or info@cleft.ie.

Please note that admission is free and tea and coffee will be served.