Friday, November 24, 2017

Frontline Issue 76

The story of Julia

Let’s start with just before Julia was born—the reason being that a funny thing happened to me about 4 weeks beforehand. Julia’s father, Timmy, and I were in town doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. We were in Arnotts and, being 8 months pregnant, I was leaning against a railing by the escalator while Timmy browsed through some clothes. I was...

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

This short book describes how the implementation of the current documents that inform policy for the development of services to support people with intellectual disability in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland is working to improve people’s lives. Various chapters describe, and to some extent analyse, employment, education at third level, access to meaningful leisure provision—as well as equal housing...

CHALLENGE ME! SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION CARDS

Challenge Me! Speech and Communication Cards were developed by Amanda Elliot, a practitioner of conductive education, with the aim of improving the speech and communication skills of children between 3 and 14 years. The cards were devised to offer ideas and inspiration to teachers of conductive education, therapists, parents, teachers, teaching assistants and those involved in the rehabilitation and...

Healthy Eating

The enjoyment of good health is the key to a good quality of life. In this supplement healthy eating will be highlighted and how this may have a positive effect on you and your well-being. Some of you may already know a lot of this information and some of you may not. Even so it is intended to provide...

BEHAVIOUR SUPPORTS AND RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES: A Victorian perspective

Hadn’t people living in Victorian times a wonderful existence! Living in a pre-global warming age, surrounded by magnificent architecture in an era where dynamic growth, new inventions and varying modes of life constantly changed the way people played out their existence. Prudishness and conventionality were the standards to live one’s life by. Appearing different in that age of Conservatism must...

Brothers of Charity Southern Services

Introduction The HSE South (Cork and Kerry) Region comprises large rural expanses and high population density urban areas. It is divided into five local health areas—West Cork, North Lee, South Lee, North Cork and Kerry. Services for children with disabilities are provided by both voluntary service providers and the HSE Primary, Community and Continuing Care. The Brothers of Charity provide services...

Early Childhood Intervention in Australia: Strengths and challenges

In many countries around the world, including Australia, early childhood intervention is a growing field in the service delivery, advocacy and academic sectors. They have been, and continue to be, shaped by the characteristics of cultural and political traditions that result in an amalgam of supports for young children with disabilities and their families. This article provides a brief...

The Assessment of Need (AON) process —Is it a sword or a shield?

Has the AON process advocated for children’s needs or increased inequities for vulnerable children? How one HSE area responded to this clinical and ethical dilemma by promoting equity of access for all children. Background Information On June 1 2007, Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005 became law for children under 5 years of age. Under Part 2 of the Act,...

Gallery

Art from St John’s St. John's is a day care unit and forms part of Lough Sheever, Mullingar. The special needs artist's who are responsible for the art work submitted have art class on a Monday and Tuesday in the art room as part of St. Johns. Artists are: Annie Clarke; Johnny Walsh; Anne Cosgrove; Ciaran Dooley; Pat Mullen;...

NIDD Annual Report 2008

The National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) was established in 1995 to ensure that information is available to enable the Department of Health and Children, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the non-statutory agencies in Ireland to provide appropriate services designed to meet the changing needs of people with intellectual disability and their families. The Database is intended to provide...