Speech & Language Tips for the Car   Believe it or not, you can get Speech & Language practice in during car journeys on your Staycation this summer! Sit in the back with your child if they need eye contact and visual clues (e.g. pointing, gesture). Car games like I Spy or a modified I Spy offer the perfect opportunity for turn taking and oral language development. Let your child take the lead and pitch the game at their level. For younger children, games such as “I see a car, (insert child’s name) what do you see?” “I see a tractor. Mammy, what do you see?” and so on are perfect for building confidence and reinforcing language or visual cues. You can build on this by commenting on colour and/or size, such as “I see a red car, (insert child’s name) what do you see?”   Have fun with […]

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Minister Heather Humphreys Launches Sensational Kids in Clones

    On Friday, 4th June 2021, The Minister for Social Protection, Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys will officially launch Sensational Kids in Clones, which provides subsidised therapy supports to children of all abilities across Monaghan and the surrounding counties. The official opening of Sensational Kids in Clones marks the organisation’s fourth Child Development Centre and cements its presence in every province of Ireland. Since the non-profit organisation was set up in 2007, Sensational Kids has helped almost 9,000 children and saved their families over €2million in therapy fees.   Speaking at the event, Minister Humphreys commented, “It is a great privilege for me to officially open the Sensational Kids Child Development Centre in Clones. Karen and her team do wonderful work and I am delighted that they have chosen Clones for their fourth centre. Social Enterprises are set up to serve the community and improve people’s lives. That […]

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Results of Dental Survey 2021 – 88% of Parents Say Toothbrushing is a Stressful Event

  Sensational Kids, Ireland’s leading non-profit organisation catering for children of all abilities through therapy supports and learning resources has surveyed over 600 parents to learn more about their family’s dental habits. The results speak for themselves with 88% of parents stating that toothbrushing is a cause of stress for their family. The taste and smell of toothpaste was identified by many as an issue as well as the length of time that children spend brushing their teeth.   For children who struggle with the flavour of toothpaste, Oranurse Unflavoured Toothpaste, which retails at €6 and is available from  www.sensationalkids.ie or instore at Sensational Kids Kildare, Clonakilty or Claremorris, has proved helpful. In addition to being unflavoured, it is also non-foaming which is another potential issue for some children. This toothpaste has really helped decrease stressful toothbrushing moments across Ireland and unlike some unflavoured or non-mint toothpastes it still has […]

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Retail Reopening

    Sensational Kids’ Play, Develop & Learn Stores Reopening Details    Sensational Kids is delighted to welcome our customers back in stores to shop from Monday, 17th May & Tuesday, 18th May 2021     Sensational Kids Kildare Opening Hours Monday 09.30 – 17.00 Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00 Saturday 10.00 – 16.00     Sensational Kids Clonakilty Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00     Sensational Kids Claremorris Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00     For your safety, please note: Two members of the public are permitted in the retail space at one time. Please wear a face mask and maintain social distance from others. If you need any assistance, please ask a member of staff. 

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Virtual Speech & Language Advice Clinic -Back by Popular Demand-   Have you any concerns about your child’s speech and language development?   Is your child struggling to use any speech sounds? Are you worried about their understanding? Are you concerned that you child is finding it difficult to communicate?     Following our recent sell-out virtual advice clinic and in response to parental requests, Sensational Kids is delighted to announce another online Speech and Language Advice Clinic will take place on Tuesday, 9th March from 2.30pm to 5pm. Talk to one of our Senior Speech and Language Therapists about any communication concerns you may have for your child. To ensure that we have time to spend with each parent/ guardian, these clinics are strictly by appointment only and cost €10 per timeslot. Please call us at Sensational Kids, Clonakilty to book in your 15-minute video slot on 023 88 […]

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Now Offering Online Speech & Language Therapy Nationwide

Would your child benefit from online Speech and Language Therapy? Sensational Kids is here to help.  We are now offering subsidised virtual Speech & Language appointments nationwide with Elaine Baldwin, Senior Speech & Language Therapist. “Online appointments are working extremely well for the families I am seeing.  Goals are being met and the feedback is that many families are finding it more practical and less stressful to do a virtual appointment than to travel in the current climate.”  Elaine Baldwin, Senior Speech & Language Therapist, Sensational Kids. Call Sensational Kids on 023 887 8208 now for further information and to book an appointment with Elaine. All stages and all abilities are welcome. Appointments are charged at a subsidised rate of €75 for a 45 minute therapy session.

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Virtual Speech & Language Clinic

  Have you any concerns about your child’s speech and language development? Is your child struggling to use any speech sounds? Are you worried about their understanding? Are you concerned that you child is finding it difficult to communicate?   Talk to one of our Senior Speech and Language Therapists at a special virtual clinic on Tuesday, 2nd February between 3pm and 5pm. To ensure that we have time to spend with each parent/ guardian, these clinics are strictly by appointment only and cost €10 per timeslot. Please call us at Sensational Kids, Clonakilty to book in your 15-minute slot on 023 88 78208.   This is your chance to raise your concerns with an expert.  

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