Eli Lilly become part of our sensational story in Cork

On 1st May, at their Dunderrow base outside Kinsale, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly (Cork) presented a generous donation to Sensational Kids, Clonakilty. The cheque was presented to the communications officer, Beth O’ Regan, by members of the grants and donation committee and was pledged because of the huge social impact that Sensational Kids has had on the West Cork community since opening last September. They spoke of the obvious potential for having such a wonderful resource for children with additional needs in the area (and indeed their families) and their delight in helping such a worthy cause. I was thrilled to go along to accept the donation and to tell the ladies involved just how far their money would go and how many families would benefit from their kind gesture. Sensational Kids is a charity that receives no government funding. We are always so humbled and grateful to organisations for […]

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Sensational Kids Child Development Centre Opening in Clonakilty

Sensational Kids is delighted to announce that our 10,000 square feet child development centre will open at West Cork Technology Park in Clonakilty in mid September 2018 with a range of subsidised early intervention and assessment services for children of all abilities  including Speech & Language Therapy Occupational Therapy Play Therapy   Other services will follow later in the year.   Email info@sensationalkids.ie for more information or to book an appointment

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Detecting Speech and Language Difficulties in Young Children

Speech, language and communication skills are fundamental foundation skills for life. Many children develop these skills appropriately, but others struggle. Research has shown that the earlier any difficulties are identified and subsequently treated, the more favourable the outcome. The stages of speech and language development are the same for all children, but the age children reach these stages can vary. It is not possible to detect a problem when we are unaware of what is deemed “typical” in development.   However, there are some general signs that indicate a delay which should be acted on: A young child who does not respond to their name or who does not make sounds should be seen by a doctor immediately. A child should be referred to Speech and Language Therapy if: by 12months of age they don’t use gestures by 18 months they are not using words and have difficulty understanding basic […]

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Speech & Language Therapy Drop In Clinic in West Cork

Are you living in West Cork and concerned about your child’s speech & language development?   Help is at hand! We are delighted to provide a free Speech & Language Therapy Drop In Advice Clinic   At Sensational Kids, Building G West Cork Technology Park, Clonakilty P85 VF62 10am to 12 noon on Wednesday mornings until the end of October 2018 6-8pm every Thursday Evening until the end of October 2018 No need to book – just call in to have a chat with our speech & language therapist Elaine Baldwin.   Phone Sensational Kids Clonakilty 023 887 8208

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