DCD Dyspraxia and OT

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. Children may present with difficulties with self-care, writing, typing, riding a bike and play as well as other educational and recreational activities. They may also have difficulties with speech, organisation, planning, sequencing, working memory and various other psychological, emotional and social […]

Maeve Ryan joins CAINT Occupational Therapy Department in Naas

Maeve Ryan MSc. BA Mod recently joined CAINT Occupational Therapy department in August 2016. Maeve is currently working at the Naas Speech Therapy Clinic. Before obtaining a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Limerick, Maeve graduated from the Trinity University with an Honours degree in Immunology with Biochemistry in 2012. Maeve previously worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Naas Hospital […]

CAINT expand services to include Occupational Therapy and Psychology Services

CAINT have recently expanded their services to include a range of multidisciplinary services, including occupational therapy, educational psychology and clinical psychology. Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy helps children and adolescents of all abilities to develop the necessary skills to be able to participate fully in daily activities at home and at school. Occupational therapists works with children who have difficulties in daily occupations, […]

Kelly Martin joins Caint Portmarnock Speech Therapy Team

Kelly Martin recently joined the CAINT Speech Therapy Team in February 2016. Kelly is currently working between the Naas and our new Portmarnock Speech Therapy clinic. Our Portmarnock Speech Therapy Clinic opens on the 1st June 2016. Before obtaining a Masters in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Limerick, Kelly graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with an Honours degree […]

CAINT Adult Voice Clinics

CAINT are delighted to announce that Nicole Kennedy is joining the CAINT team as a highly experienced Senior Speech and Language Therapist. Nicole will be offering evening adult voice clinics at our Naas clinic. Nicole will also be provided home and nursing home based services to adults with acquired communication disorders such as stroke, Parkinsons, Dementia and other neurological conditions. Nicole has […]

Pre School Communication Workshop

Caint Speech Therapy will host a presentation on Speech, Language and Communication in the Preschool Years. This workshop is for parents and preschool teachers. It will focus on identifying those who have difficulties and give tips and strategies to enhance speech and language skills for these children. Dates; Wednesday 5th February at 7 pm in Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. Thursday 13th February at […]

Signs of Speech and Language Disorders

Signs of common speech and language disorders in adults and children between birth to 4 years of age, an important stage in early detection of communication disorders: Children and Youth Does not interact socially (infancy and older) Does not follow or understand what you say (starting at 1 year) Says only a few sounds, words, or gestures (18 months to 2 years) Words […]

Children with speech delay and Speech Therapy

Speech Delay / Disorder: What is speech delay / disorder? During the early preschool years, some children’s speech is easier to understand than others. Children who are more difficult to understand may be developing their speech skills at a slower rate than their peers. Each sound has an expected age-range for when it should be correctly articulated. Speech sound delays/disorders include problems […]

Childhood Stuttering and Speech Therapy

Childhood Stuttering (Fluency Disorder) What is a Stuttering? Stuttering is a communication disorder that results from an interaction between the child’s developing language skills and his or her developing motor skills. Developmentally it is normal for a child to go through a period of stuttering up to age 5. Stuttering becomes a concern when the dysfluencies are predictable and persistent across various […]

Parkinson’s Disease and Speech Therapy

What is Parkinson’s Disease (PD)? Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive, neurological condition. It is predominantly characterised by difficulties with body movements, known as ‘motor symptoms’ – the most identifiable being tremor. Parkinson’s Disease most often occurs after the age of 50 and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. The disease is caused by the slow […]