We are inviting families affected by cleft to an informal discussion on creating a Photo Booklet for CLAPAI. Discussions are at an early stage. We have set up a Zoom forum with agenda as follows
- Open 8:00
- Some thoughts from the Committee 8:05
- Open forum 8:20
- Next Steps 8:45
- Close 9:00
FAQs for the Meeting
How can I get the link to the event?
Book an Zoom ticket on Eventbrite. 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 7:50 to allow people time to connect before hand.
How can I ask a question?
Questions can be sent in advance to email@example.com or by raising a hand via Zoom.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Text 087 131 9803 or
Check www.cleft.ie for updates
Also check Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland on Facebook
We have received an invite to join a family forum being hosted by Children’s Health Ireland. They are particularly interested in families who have been in a children’s hospital in the last three years. It would be good for families with cleft if some families could be involved. The link to register is attached. If you can join let us know how you get on http://childrenshealthireland.ie/chi-family-forum/.
Thursday 18th November 2021, 8pm
Guest Speaker Professor Gerry Kearns, consultant maxillofacial surgeon at St James’s Hospital.
The meeting will open at 7:50 to allow people to connect.
- Opening address & AGM 8:00
Guest Speaker Professor Kearns
- Alveolar Bone Grafting 8:15
- Orthgnatic (Jaw) Surgery 8:45
- Family Day & 40 Year Celebration News 9:15
Tea & Coffee (in your own home) & Chat & 40 years
Book your Zoom Ticket on Eventbrite
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