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Everyday Toys and how they can help your child’s development

Toys Toys Toys!!! Shopping for toys can be a difficult task at the best of times. Playing with toys is a significant part of child’s daily routine.   Play is the tool through which your child develops fine and gross motor skills. Play also enables your child to learn about form and shape, perceive touch …

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What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (known as CAPD or APD)

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a term used to describe a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information (Musiek et al, 2010).   Common behaviours and symptoms include: difficulty understanding speech in the presence of competing background noise problems with the ability …

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Transitions – What are they, and why are they important?

Transitions. You have probably heard of them in some shape or form. In this short article we will discuss the following: Definition of transitions; Why transitions are difficult; Strategies and techniques to assist with transitions 1. Definition Transitions, or Transitioning is a term used within autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to describe the process of adjusting …

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Red flags for dysphagia

Red flags for dysphagia  Written by Gilheaney,OrlaCATTS Speech & Language TherapistKeywords: Red Flags, Dementia Best Practice, Staff Empowerment, Total Well-being CATTS: Permission to reprint for personal or educational use only. What happens when we swallow? When we swallow, we transfer food/liquid from our mouth to our stomach. While this seems simple, it actually involves multiple complex …

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What is Dysphagia?

 What is Dysphagia McDonagh, AislingStaff Nurse and Speech & Language TherapistKeywords: Clinical Information, Nursing Home Information, Care Services Information, Common Terms CATTS: Permission to reprint for personal or educational use only. Dysphagia is a swallowing difficulty. Swallowing is a complex and rapid process involving voluntary and involuntary movements. There are 26 muscles and six cranial nerves …

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