Article Category - "Children with Additional Needs"

Therapeutic Yoga Training : 2 free spaces for parents

Therapeutic Yoga Training : 2 free spaces for parents

Our Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training course starts this weekend.

We have two spaces left and would like to offer them for free to parents of children with ASD, Dyspraxia – DCD, Down Syndrome or SPD.

The course runs over 2 weekends the 18 &19 June and the 8 -10th July, we would ask that parents who would like to apply for the free space be available on all the dates involved.… Read more

Posted on June 15, 2016

Musical Mini-Jam & Baby Jam

Musical Mini-Jam & Baby Jam

Join our ever popular Music classes for toddlers & babies. Great for kids who are walking steadily up to 3.5 years old. Mini Jam is a fun and interactive music, singing, and movement class starts at 10.30am each Friday and 10.30am on Wednesdays.

We also run a class for babies at 11.30am on Fridays a fun and interactive music, singing and movement class for 0 to wobblers. A great place to rock out with your little bundle & meet new mums.… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2014

Affordable Craniosacral Therapy Appointments

Affordable Craniosacral Therapy Appointments

Are you interested in affordable Craniosacral Therapy? The elbowroom set up the CST Foundation to support families of children who need ongoing Craniosacral treatment who can no longer afford it.

On 11th January from 10am-5pm.  We have 1 hour appointments available for families on a donation basis (min €10) with a team of Upledger trained craniosacral therapists.

Many common childhood conditions can be helped through the use of Craniosacral Therapy. Some of these conditions include:emotional and behavioral issues, sensory processing dysfunction, learning disabilities, attention deficit, developmental delay and autistic spectrum disorders, neurological, genetic and congenital anomalies, allergies, ear infections, immune system dysfunctions, digestive issues, structural dysfunctions.… Read more

Posted on November 15, 2013

Tips for improving your child’s social skills

Tips for improving your child’s social skills

Some children find eye contact very difficult.  Making that connection is important.

  • Try and make sure you are face to face with your child and then begin your message. An idea is to get down to their level when you speak. Another worthwhile tip is to buy inexpensive glasses or fun glasses. You can ask the child to ‘look at your glasses’ – for some children it can be quite stressful for them to keep listening to the instruction of ‘look at me’ – these plastic lucky bag glasses can be a fun way to engage your child.
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Posted on November 6, 2013