Speech, Language & Literacy

YK Speech, Language and Literacy Strategy provides universal prevention, promotion and early intervention, for parents, caregivers and educators of infants and young children to support emerging speech, language, communication. Focus is placed on the quality of adult–child interactions and relationships, including babies’ first relationships with parents and caregivers to promote & support early language and communication development.

Babbling Babies

Babbling Babies universal communication session with parents and baby in conjunction with Public Health Nurse 7-9 month Development Check Up Clinics

 

Elklan ‘Let’s talk with your baby’

Provision of oral language development training to support implementation of Elklan ‘Let’s talk with your baby’ groups

Learning Language and Loving It

Delivering Early Years staff Hanen ‘Learning Language and Loving It’ programme

Hanen ‘ABC and Beyond’

Delivering Junior Infant teacher Hanen ‘ABC and Beyond’ programme

Interdisciplinary IMH team

The Oral Language Development Officers are part of the YK Interdisciplinary team and as such they contribute to the homevisiting, the delivery of groups and to Kidscope Child Development Clinic

Oral Language​ Consultations

Oral Language Community/ Service Consultations

U​ndergraduate and Post-graduate teaching

Training and Education modules to undergraduate and post-graduate health and social science programmes

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Cork

YK Senior Language Officer leads the interagency working group for Dolly Partons Imagination Library Cork.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is an international book-gifting programme, and is the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation. Children from birth to age five receive free, high-quality, developmentally appropriate books in participating communities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and most recently in the Republic of Ireland.