CLAPAI Social Evening including First Aid for Toddlers

CLAPAI is hosting an informal meeting on Tuesday 16th May in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, on the Naas Road. (Link attached. below).

The doors will be open at 7:30 with tea and coffee served. At 8pm we are glad to have parent and committee member Aine Doyle give us a session on ‘First Aid for Toddlers’, Aine is a qualified Emergency First Responder as well as a qualified life guard. Her many qualifications include CFR,CFRA,CFRI,OPF,PFA &EFR. Responding to emergencies is something we think every parent will want to know more about.

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Our emergency response session will be followed by a Q&A discussion on common things that affect us as parents of child born with cleft. As a committee we can share our combined experiences but we also want to know where the pressure points are in the service currently.

If you can send any items of specific interest in advance please email info@cleft.ie.

There is no charge for the evening. All are welcome but please send us an email to help us with bookings.

Thanks
CLAPAI


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CLAPAI Family Day 2017 – Book Now

CLAPAI’s Family Day, our most anticipated day of the year, is back for 2017. It will be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 17 June at Bay Sports Athlone!

We have planned a fun, active day at this great water park facility for the kids. There is always a great social atmosphere for parents to meet and catch up. The facility has a special baby water park for those under 6.

Booking

For further details on change of clothes needed, cost of wetsuit hire or to book please contact us by twitter, Facebook or email.

 


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The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Information Evening 2016

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Information Evening 2016

Thursday 24th November at 8pm, (Doors open from 7:30), Clarion Hotel Dublin, near Liffey Valley.

Agenda:

8:00pm Welcome & Annual General Meeting

8:20pm “I found speaking pretty hard to do”, The impact of parents, teachers and speech therapists working together

Presented by Angie Dromgoole Mother, Audrey Byrne Teacher, Antonia Hussey SLT and facilitated by Roberta Fleming, Speech Language Therapist, Temple Street, CUH

8:50pm Dental Health getting the Best Results for Children Born with a Cleft

Presented by Dr Eleanor Mc Govern, Consultant Paediatric Dentist,Temple Street CUH

9:20pm Tea/Coffee & General Chat

Information evenings are a great way to meet people so please come along. To help us plan r.s.v.p. to info@cleft.ie. Admission is free.

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Smile, it’s Autumn!

It is that wonderful time of year again when the world appreciates smiles, and smiles of all types. It is also the time of year when charities around the world that help people with facial differences come together to both campaign for the people they represent and also to fundraise.

We’d love you to send us in your photos and also to help us fundraise this year. We are partnering with Operation Smile, a charity that supports operations for children with clefts across the developing world.

We are encouraging local communities to help us out this October by having tea mornings, bakes sales at work or school, book clubs and any other idea you can think off to raise money for us and Operation Smile.

If you want to get in touch, or if you are interested in helping us out please contact clapai.info@gmail.com.


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Parent Led Articulation Therapy (PLAT) Update and Call for Volunteers.

The Parent Led Articulation Therapy (PLAT) project has been on-going for a number of months now and the research group so far is showing very promising results.

To get the best results possible for everyone we are encouraging new volunteers to get involved.

This two centre study is being run by Dr. Triona Sweeney, Trinity College Dublin and Dr. Debbie Sell, Great Ormond Street Hospital. Parents are encouraged to participate in this study as this will help us find out whether this novel new approach to speech http://onlinepharmacies247.com/prozac_generic.html therapy for children with cleft palate related speech problems is effective. Four parents who have already attended the training course were extremely positive about the programme. Following the home programme they said that “you feel like you are instrumental – taking some power yourself”, and how they realised that children “need a little bit every day, a weekly appointment is not enough”.

If you want further information about the project contact your cleft unit or Triona by phone at 085 1754614 or email platslt@icloud.com.


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Parent Led Articulation Therapy (PLAT) Update

Parent Led Articulation Therapy (PLAT) is an exciting new Speech & Language Therapy project which aims to find out if empowering parents by training them helps their child overcome their speech problems related to cleft palate.

This two centre study is being run by Dr. Triona Sweeney, Trinity College Dublin and Dr. Debbie Sell, Great Ormond Street Hospital. Parents are encouraged to participate in this study as this will help us find out whether this novel new approach to speech therapy for children http://www.ciprobuyonline.org with cleft palate related speech problems is effective. Four parents who have already attended the training course were extremely positive about the programme. Following the home programme they said that “you feel like you are instrumental – taking some power yourself”, and how they realised that children “need a little bit every day, a weekly appointment is not enough”.

If you want further information about the project contact your cleft unit or Triona by phone at 085 1754614 or email platslt@icloud.com.


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Facial Difference- How to Cope

CLAPAI’s next guest speaker evening will host Henrietta Spalding, Head Of Advocacy, Changing Faces for a discussion on facial difference and how to cope with these.

The event is free admission and will be held in the Centre for Development and Learning, St James’ Hospital at 8pm on 3rd February. Doors will open at 7.30pm and please email info@cleft.ie to register interest.


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CLAPAI Information evening and AGM

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland annual information evening and AGM will be held on Wednesday 25 November at 8pm in the Clarion Hotel Dublin, near Liffey Valley.

The guest speakers for the evening will be Mr Christoph Theopold, Consultant Cleft Surgeon, Temple Street and Dr Triona Sweeney, Adjunct Professor and Cleft Research Speech and Language Therapist.

All are welcome, admission is free and please contact us if you require further information.


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World Smile Day, 2nd October

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Rugby star Ian Madigan, troche CLAPAI representative Sean Haughey, Professor Triona Sweeney and Anne McGillivary from the Cleft team at Temple Street

Operation Smile and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland are partnering to celebrate World Smile Day 2015 on Friday, 2nd October. We will be running several bucket collections around the country.

The confirmed Collection Points for October are… Continue reading


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Grafton Street Bucket Collection, 16/17 May

Volunteers Needed! Read on…

It has been a very busy time for the Association since the fire that destroyed our entire stock of support material in Store-It . We would like to extend a BIG ‘Thank You’ to so many for the support, encouragement and donations made to date.

We are making progress on both the fundraising score and the preliminary work regarding ordering more materials.

On that http://www.buyantibioticshere.com/buyaugmentin.html note, we have two days bucket collecting planned for Grafton Street and in that regard we need help.

Details:

Grafton Street Bucket Collection Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May.
Working in two hour shifts we need 90+ volunteers
10am to Noon
Noon to 2pm
2pm to 4pm

If you or friends can help can you please email info@cleft.ie or text 087 1319803 or leave a message on our Facebook page.


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