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A new study published by NUI Galway researchers provides original insights into the economic impact of childhood autism spectrum disorders in Ireland. The study highlights the extent to which families pay for services relative to state funded services and provides a compelling case for significant additional state funded investment. The study was published this week in the international journal, Autism – The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy, has highlighted that a figure in excess of 3,000 people are waiting for speech and language therapy in his constituency.
The Irish Stammering Association (ISA) will have an open day in Galway on Saturday May 20. The event aims to bring together everyone who is affected by stammering, whether they be adults, children or the parents of those who stammer.
The ability to communicate is one of the things that makes us human, and yet many people go through life with impaired hearing and do little or nothing about it. Studies show that almost one in six people in Ireland experience hearing difficulties but many people delay seeking treatment for up to 15 years.
An information event being organised at NUI Galway next week aims to improve the lives of the one in 100 people who stammer.
Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland, the organisation which provides information and a national support network for parents, teenagers, and adults, will hold an awareness event in Galway next week.
Many parents have a child who exhibits traits of dyspraxia and yet have no idea that this disorder exists, or that it can be managed in the home with proper planning, management, and resources.
Have you ever wondered how you can help your child to be calmer, more focused and concentrate better; to be a better listener; to understand more; to express themselves more fully and to enjoy engaging and interacting with their peers?
The Irish Stammering Association's recently-formed Midlands’ self help group met again earlier this month.
The Irish Stammering Association's Galway self help group is due to meet again in December. The group provides opportunities for people who stutter to discuss issues around their stammering, as well as providing mutual support. Many people who have attended groups have found them to be very helpful in feeling more comfortable with their stammering.