"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.
Efficient, excellent communication and follow up post classes, excellent advice for further at hone progress.
“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.”
I learned so many new signs and lots of different ways to approach kids to create conversation opportunities.
I liked the way the 100 words were split out throughout the day. Not information overload. Very enjoyable - the day flew!
I liked Marijke. You made the course interesting and fun.
I learned 100 signs to go away and teach my autistic child.
"Loved the training style. Very enjoyable day."
"This is a great service, he really looks forward to the therapy sessions."
“I’ve learned so many signs and how to effectively communicate with residents.”
"Marijke made the day very funny and interesting."
CATTS are very flexible. My child loves coming and my child understands the speech therapist's instructions, which is very important to me.
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 learned over 100 signs which will make it a lot easier to communicate with my child.
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.
I liked the way nobody was singled out. The signs were demonstrated as a group.
Thought the tutor (Marijke) was excellent. Really easy to listen to, so easy to learn from. Made the day fun. Kept you focused.
Great few days. Very professionally done and all needs tended to and anticipated
The CATTS team were so friendly and enthusiastic. We all felt really well looked after.
I learned how to put Lamh into the school setting where I work. How to plan and create situations where I can use it.
"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."
The energy and humour of the presenter helps me remember. Marijke delivered it very well and made it very informative and enjoyable! 🙂
“I liked the positive interaction between the tutor & learners.”
"Catts Ireland is providing a superb vital service for children"
“I thought it was very well presented. Not only was it about Lamh sign; it was about communication.”
"Nice people, good understanding with asd kids."
Good cooperation with parents to help special needs kids. Excellent Speech therapy support for kids with ASD.
With the rollout of Progressing Disabilities its so important to build awareness on family centred practice. Thank you for bringing this and other courses to Ireland.
Would highly recommend CATTS. I have seen a big difference in my child since his first session. The biggest has been learning to wait. [NAME] has come along so much, now his vocab is coming on better and better everyday. Since starting the sessions the whole family have joined in to learn what we do in every session and really enjoy learning how to really have fun on [NAME]'s level. it is great to see [NAME] so excited when we get out of the car and see Marijke's door. He knows where he is going and really enjoys it which makes it really enjoyable for us to look at. Thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Marijke makes learning fun!
I learned a lot more than I expected to! thank you .
I liked the structure of the class. Marijke made the class fun and enjoyable to learn the different signs.
Really Great Event. Well done CATTS 🙂
Found Marijke very enjoyable as a teacher. Made the course a lot more intereting and easier to learn.
Very well organised event. - Looking forward to the next CATTS CPD event. Thank you!
I learned more ways to create communication opportunities.
“I’ve enjoyed learning everything about Lamh, including watching videos, doing games and working in group. It was very interesting.”
The day was fun! Marijke made it fun and easy to learn. Really enjoying. Good craic.
"Great anecdotes helped me associate the words with the sign."
Really enjoyed the course, excellent information & presenter.
Lovely facilities, nice class size. Amazing that only 3 rows back, it felt small and intimate.
This was a fun, interactive course. Marijke was very good, and patient, friendly and funny.
CATTS really know how to attract great speakers. Really professionally run event. Felt very well looked after.
I liked Marijke as a Lamh tutor. She was extremely engaging and personable. I like how it was fun during the lesson.
I liked the multiple steps in learning signs - helped memory.
Marijke made it very easy to learn and very entertaining! ?
Great Content. Well organised.
All members of the CATTS team were friendly and helpful. They were always providing much needed information.
“I liked learning sign language so it can help me communicate with my cousin and each other.”
“I enjoyed the games, these were practical and helped consolidate our learning and helped us to retain the new signs.”
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 were good and helpful hosts.
Great course. Need more interdisciplinary type courses in Ireland!
"Very interesting. Benefits us especially while working with kids - learned so many things I never knew e.g. DVD, and apps"
I enjoyed the interaction and the humour!
“What did I like: being able to communicate with Lamh user. Brilliant course. Would recommend it to other people.”
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.
A Super Day! A wealth of knowledge. Loved the detail and attention to accuracy. Thank you.
"I enjoyed doing the signs and activity. I think that this will help me in the future with being a special needs assistant"
"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 liked that the day was active ad no one was put on the spot!
I liked the enthusiasm of the presenter. It was really interactive, clear and well paced.
"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."
I liked the structure of the day. The associations Marijke used helped me to remember the signs. I also like that the games reinforced the signs. Plus the sweets as rewards!
"Very helpful when we asked questions - she didn't hesitate to answer anything we asked"
“What I liked: Use of videos as well as slides. The variety of signs taught. Relaxed atmosphere – had a laugh while learning signs.”
“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.”
[NAME] is very happy and is progressing. My son has built a lot of confidence since starting therapy, our family & friends really see a difference in his abilities.
I learned a lot of new Lamh signs
I learned lots of new signs. Can't wait to learn more.
The energy of the course and how it was taught. Great information that will stay in my brain!
Marijke was excellent - brilliant tutor.
I learned how I can use signs to help children communicate on a one to one basis or in a group to encourage social and language skills in an informal way.
Learned more than I thought I would at one sitting!
"I enjoyed the group interaction. Moving between theory and practical Lamh signs has helped me to concentrate for the entirety of the day.”
I learned how to think about how it might feel to not be able to communicate. I learned not only about the signs but also how to associate them with other things to remember them. I also learned how to 'teach' the signs in an effective way with the kids.
CATTS is an excellent service providing life skills through OT and Speech and Language which is highly needed for children with special needs.
[NAME] settled well. He found it hard first time but after a few sessions he got used to being there and started to work well. He makes more sounds now and is copying the words after us.
"My thanks to you and Marijke for the excellent staff and responsive service that you have provided in CATTS."
Large Residential Service Provider
Overall Satisfaction: 96%
Value for Money: 92%