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October 01, 2012

Sensational Kids Speech and Language Talk, Oct 10

sensational-kids.gif On Wednesday, 10th October 2012, Kildare based not-for-profit organisation, Sensational Kids hosts a free talk for parents, teachers and anyone else interested in learning about developing speech and language for young children using everyday items, as well as specialist devises. Speech and language therapist, Claire Kennedy will provide invaluable tips to help develop language skills for both mainstream and children with special needs during the morning’s event.

On the day, guests will also be introduced to the benefits of using some of the items available in the subsidised special needs gym at the Kildare site.  Sensational Kids provides subsidised occupational and speech & language therapy services for children of all abilities, including those with special needs. 

Claire will also demonstrate how to get the most benefit for language development out of items that are in most homes, such as children’s books, puppets, doll’s houses and Mr Potato Head. The key to language development is early intervention and the session is targeted for developing language skills in children from birth to age eight.

Speaking in advance of the event, Claire Kennedy, Speech & Language Therapist at Sensational Kids, said, “It is amazing the benefits that can be seen in young children, both mainstream and with special needs, through using everyday items in an innovative way. You do not need to spend a fortune to improve the language development opportunities in the home and by simply amending the way a parent reads a book to their child, the language benefits can be doubled for that child.”

Sensational Kids is based in Kildare town and also provides a shop selling a range of educational and fun toys for children of all abilities and needs.  The new Christmas collection will be in the store soon. 

To book your place for the Sensational Needs Speech and Language Talk, please call 045 520900.  Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.  

For further information about Sensational Kids, please visit, call 045 520900 or drop into the shop in Kildare Business Park, Kildare Town.