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Websites & Books

Government Websites

The website of the Health Service Executive with information on health and personal social services in Ireland
http://www.hse.ie

Government website with information on disability act /domiciliary care allowance/ assessment of need etc.
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/categories

Minister for Children and Youth affairs website with information on early intervention and prevention programme.
http://www.omc.gov.ie/

The Department of Education and Science website with relevant information on curriculum, special needs etc.
http://www.education.ie


Websites: Speech and Language Therapy

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists
http://www.iaslt.com

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice.
http://www.iasltpp.com

Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice.
http://www.helpwithtalking.com

Speech and Language Therapy Practice Magazine
http://www.speechmag,com

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, London.
http://www.rcslt.org/


Websites on Child Development

Guidelines and advice on children’s communication
http://www.rollercoaster.ie/speech/guide.asp

Cranio Sacral Therapy for children
http://www.stillspacetherapy.com

Information on children’s communication
http://www.talkingpoint.org

The Galway City and County Childcare Committee
http://galwaychildcare.com

Managing behaviour/ Parenting
http://www.rollercoaster.ie

Information and resources on child language
UK website devoted to resources for children with communication difficulties
http://www.ican.org.uk

Hanen resources
http://www.hanen.org

Sensory integration issues UK & Ireland
www.sensoryintegration.org

Additional information on Sensory integration
http://www.sensoryconnections.com.au

Intensive Interaction
http://intensiveinteraction.co.uk

Inclusion
http://www.inclusionireland.ie

Resources from Ireland
http://www.thinkingtoys.ie

Other Child Development websites
http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com
http://www.zerotothree.org
http://www.touchpoints.org
http://freeprintablefun.org
http://www.learn4life.co.uk
http://www.babybumblebee.com

Helping your child develop a range of skills
http://www.mentisxl.org
http://www.keytolearning.com

Irish organisation devoted to developing services for people with Down syndrome.
http://www.downsyndrome.ie
http://www.voicesforgalway.org

Talk to your Baby – developing language for life
http://www.talktoyourbaby.org.uk

Information on cleft palate.
http://www.cleft.ie

Information on literacy issues
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk

Support services in the Galway area
Children’s Language Development Project
http://www.cldp.ie

LAMH Sign language
http://www.lamh.org


USEFUL PRACTICAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

http://www.ican.org.uk

http://www.hanen.org

http://www.talkingpoint.org

http://www.trainland.tripod.com

http://www.difflearning.com

http://www.dotolearn.com/

http://www.thegraycenter.org/

http://www.communicationconnects.com

http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/txresources.html

http://www.cklearn.org.uk/index.html

http://www.talknua.com/

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie


Additional resources on developmental delay and autism

Irish Autism Action
http://www.autismireland.ie
http://shineireland.com

The Irish Society for Autism
http://www.autism.ie

The Greenspan Floortime Approach: The Learning Tree Model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmsi345pqc0

Autism 203: The DIR/Floor Time Model — A Treatment Philosophy for Parents and Professionals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3o2yqypws

DIR/Floortime StrategyTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufee8ro48je


Interacting with Autism

http://www.interactingwithautism.com

Autism Self Advocacy Network
http://autisticadvocacy.org

Autism Navigator
http://autismnavigator.com

http://kidsattuned.com

http://www.do2learn.com/

DIR/Floortime™

www.profectum.org
www.icdl.com
http://circlestretch.com/

Irish Autism Action
http://www.autismireland.ie
http://shineireland.com

The Irish Society for Autism
http://www.autism.ie

The Greenspan Floortime Approach: The Learning Tree Model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmsi345pqc0

Autism 203: The DIR/Floor Time Model — A Treatment Philosophy for Parents and Professionals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp3o2yqypws

DIR/Floortime StrategyTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufee8ro48je

Additional resources on developmental delay and autism
http://www.autism.autismhelp.autismlinks.autismresorces.com
htpp://www.thegraycenter.org


Websites for Visual impairment

http://ianpbell.com/visual-impairment-autism
www.rnib.org.uk/autism
www.childvision.ie


Websites for Therapists

http://www.speech-language-therapy.com
http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/tx-self-corrections.html
http://www.speakingofspeech.com
http://www.tampareads.com/phonics/phondesk/index-pd.htm
http://www.communicationconnects.com
http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/txresources.html
http://www.cklearn.org.uk/index.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm
http://www.preschoolspeechie.com/
http://www.activatespeech.ie/


General Websites

All Kinds of Minds
http://www.allkindsofminds.org

Paediatric Occupational Therapy
http://www.aoti.ie


BOOKS

Language Development

MacDonald, J. Play to Talk

Jan Pepper (Author), Elaine Weitzman (Author)
It Takes Two To Talk: A Practical Guide For Parents of Children With Language Delays

Ward, S. 2004. Baby Talk: Maximise your Child’s potential in just 30 minutes a day. Arrowbooks

Sussman, F 1999. More than Words. The Hanen Centre (This is a programme for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders).


Sensory Processing

Sensory Integration Information Booklet. A resourse for therapists and parents. (Available www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/shop)

Kranowitz, C.S. The Out of Sync Child. Perigee

Biel,L. Peske,N. Raising a sensory smart child. Penguin.

Mary Sue Williams (Author), Sherry Shellenberger (Author)
Take Five!: Staying Alert at Home and School


Parenting Support Books

Brazelton, B. & Sparrow, J. Touchpoints Birth-Three, & Three to Six. De Capo Press

Greenspan, S. The Secure Child: Helping our Children feel safe and confident in a changing world. Cambridge, MA. Da Capo Press

Pub Tarcher ( 2003 ) Parenting from the Inside Out, by Dr Dan Siegel & Mary Hartzell

Greenspan, S. and Salmon, J. 1995. Building Healthy Minds.Reading MA. Perseus

Greenspan, S. 1989. First Feelings: Milestones in the emotional development of your baby and child. New York, Penguin Books


Autism Specific

Greenspan, S. and Wieder, S. 2006. Engaging Autism: using the Floortime approach to help children relate, communicate and think.

Stacey, Pat : The boy who loved looking through windows Reading MA, Peruseus

Nobohm E. Ten Things Every Child with Autism wishes you knew

Nobohm E. Ten Things Your Student with Autism wishes you knew

Wiseman, N.D. 2006. Could it be Autism: A Parent’s guide to the first signs and next steps. New York, Broadway Books

Barrona, S and J. There is a Boy in Here. NY University Press.

By Parents for Parents, see www.icdl.com (Resources for Parents)