Infant Stimulation - Stewarts

By: Stewarts Hospital  05/12/2011

Infant Stimulation Programme

This programme is for children aged 0-3 years. Following a referral an assessment of the child with the parents is carried out by the Early Services Team.

The programme is then tailored made to meet the needs of the child,and the family. It is based primarily on the portage early education programme,and concentrates on six areas of development;-infant stimulation,self-help,motor,socialization,cognitive and language.

The Home Liaison Teacher co-ordinates the programme in consultation with the family and with the support of other clinicians. Visits to the home are usually on a weekly basis where the Home Liaison Teacher works with the child/parent in developing new skills.

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Overview - Stewarts

Operating from two main sites at Palmerstown and Balgaddy in South West Dublin, and several satellite residential and service centres throughout West Dublin and North Kildare, Stewarts provides extensive on-site and community based services.


Early Services - Stewarts

Through offering a wide range of flexible programmes for infants and preschool children with developmental delay and learning difficulties, we pride ourselves on our capacity to respond to the specific needs of each individual entrusted to our care. Designed to be a parent centred service, our home based infant stimulation programme gives parents access to the advice and guidance of a highly professional multi disciplinary team.