Michelle Quinn – Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Childhood Development Initiative

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    Since graduating as a speech and language therapist, Michelle has been working with the Childhood Development Initiative in Tallaght West Delivering on site Speech and Language Therapy services to preschools and primary schools in the Tallaght West Area. Michelle holds a BA in Linguistic and Sociology,  MSc in Speech and Language Therapy and a PG Dip in Child Language and Communication.

     

     

    Title: Developing capacity in the classroom to enhance early oral language development

    Synopsis:  Language development is crucial to all aspects of children’s lives and one of the best predictors of educational achievement. Approximately 6% of 2-5 year olds experience difficulties with language development. Poor language development has a lifelong impact on children’s lives and they are at high risk of difficulties with cognitive development, literacy, social interaction, attention and readiness for formal teaching and learning. Teachers and Early Years professionals are in a prime position to support children’s Oral Language Development. This talk will explore the topic of working with educational professionals to enhance early oral language development in the classroom.