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10 Tips to Help Make Christmas less Stressful

The Christmas holidays give us a chance to break from routine, slow down and relax. However this can be very stressful for our kids with developmental challenges where routine forms a vital scaffold to their day. Any changes to routine or surprises can be very difficult for them to handle. Here are some tips that we have found can help [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Help Make Christmas less Stressful

How to Make Halloween Less Scary for your Kids

Halloween can be intimidating for any child with sensory or learning challenges: The dark evenings, the scary decorations, lots of strangers calling to the door and gangs of kids on a sugar rush running round the neighbourhood. We’ve put together a few tips that might help to make this season a little less overwhelming for your kids. 1. Expect the [...]

By |October 17th, 2014|Categories: Conferences and Events, Handy Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to Make Halloween Less Scary for your Kids

Child Development Centre News

We are in the middle of our summer LiFT programme here in the Galway centre. Our last LiFt programme in Dublin for the summer is almost finished.  All the children are doing very well.  We are looking forward to starting a new LiFT programme in Cork beginning September 29th 2014.  Please tell family and friends  in the Cork area. Up [...]

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Child Development Centre News

Moving Beyond Labels and Limits Conference

Saturday March 22nd saw the launch of our first International Child Development Conference. Over 200 hundred attendees packed into the Burlington Hotel, Dublin to hear a range of speakers from Ireland and the US. The conference showcased many examples of our groundbreaking multidisciplinary approach to child development. Speakers included Sheila Frick OT and creator of highly successful integrative sensory processing [...]