What our clients are saying…
"Very helpful when we asked questions - she didn't hesitate to answer anything we asked"
"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."
"I learned how important it is to communicate. I hope it will make life happier for the service users.”
I learned a lot of new signs and that it's possible to learn a lot of signs in a relatively short space of time.
I liked the way the 100 words were split out throughout the day. Not information overload. Very enjoyable - the day flew!
"Great anecdotes helped me associate the words with the sign."
I enjoyed the interaction and the humour!
CATTS is an excellent service providing life skills through OT and Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.
I learned more ways to create communication opportunities.
"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."
I liked the way nobody was singled out. The signs were demonstrated as a group.
"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider
I learned a lot of new Lamh signs
“I thought it was very well presented. Not only was it about Lamh sign; it was about communication.”
"I enjoyed doing the signs and activity. I think that this will help me in the future with being a special needs assistant"
I learned lots of new signs. Can't wait to learn more.
“I’ve learned 100 Lamh signs. I’ve learned ways to use them and importance of repetition. I’ve enjoyed Marijke’s energetic method of teaching.”
Found Marijke very enjoyable as a teacher. Made the course a lot more intereting and easier to learn.
"Very interesting. Benefits us especially while working with kids - learned so many things I never knew e.g. DVD, and apps"
I liked the multiple steps in learning signs - helped memory.
“What I liked: Use of videos as well as slides. The variety of signs taught. Relaxed atmosphere – had a laugh while learning signs.”
“I’ve enjoyed learning everything about Lamh, including watching videos, doing games and working in group. It was very interesting.”
I liked the structure of the class. Marijke made the class fun and enjoyable to learn the different signs.
"I enjoyed the group interaction. Moving between theory and practical Lamh signs has helped me to concentrate for the entirety of the day.”
The day was fun! Marijke made it fun and easy to learn. Really enjoying. Good craic.
I learned over 100 signs which will make it a lot easier to communicate with my child.
I liked Marijke. You made the course interesting and fun.
I learned 100 signs to go away and teach my autistic child.
“I’ve learned so many signs and how to effectively communicate with residents.”
“I thought the course was made very interesting because it was informal and amusing at times. I was surprised at how the Lamh signs stuck in my mind.”
"Marijke made the day very funny and interesting."
“I liked the positive interaction between the tutor & learners.”
"Our therapist obviously puts a lot of thought and effort into each of [NAME]'s sessions, very creative to get the best out of him."
I learned a lot of signs I didn't know and how to teach them to my brother. I'll finally be able to have a proper conversation with him.
I think the best thing about CATTS is the professional service. The therapists are very skilled and it is of huge benefit to my child.
"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"
"Since starting speech therapy my daughters speech has improved considerably. Her language skills and comprehension have also seen a huge improvement. She is more confident and thrives on the positive feedback about her progress. I love that the program is designed to meet her needs and grows with her."
I liked the way the tutor presented the class. It enabled me to learn in a relaxed way. Her coverage was fantastic. I would attend another class hosted by her.
“I liked learning sign language so it can help me communicate with my cousin and each other.”
"Loved the training style. Very enjoyable day."
“I enjoyed the games, these were practical and helped consolidate our learning and helped us to retain the new signs.”
I learned so many new signs and lots of different ways to approach kids to create conversation opportunities.
“What did I like: being able to communicate with Lamh user. Brilliant course. Would recommend it to other people.”
I liked your enthuasian and how personable and approachable you are. So much was covered and I liked how you were willng to show us lots of other sign.
"Am so happy with speech therapy. She knows how to encourage my son to attempt to say words. He wouldn't have even tried for other therapists. (Therapist) has a fantastic way with him. And out of all the speech therapists we've attended over the years, both public and private, this has been the best by far. Highly recommend. Only annoyed we didn't know about it before. We would have taken him years ago."