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Conference on Paediatric Spasticity, Orthopaedic, and Postural Management

Enable Ireland Children’s Service Cork are delighted to announce its 3rd International Paediatric Spasticity, Orthopaedic and Postural Management Conference to take place on 28th April in the Rochestown Park Hotel. All our speakers are working in the area of Paediatric Physical and Neurodisability, particularly with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Neuromuscular conditions.

Speakers Profile

Between now and our conference, we will profile each of our expert speakers on a weekly basis. So don't forget to bookmark this page! Last week we featured Dr.  Raymond Barry & Doireann Lynch, Niamh McSweeney & Sheela Fox, Laura Cronin and Eva Sheehy Perera and this week we are looking at Eimear Daly, Tyrone Horne and Peggyann McCann.

Bridging the Gap between Hospital and Community

Eimear Daly, CNS Paediatric Intellectual Disability, MUH & Tyrone Horne, Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator for Children with Life Limiting Conditions, Cork and Kerry (formally Children’s Outreach Nurse).

Eimear Daly is a CNS Paediatric Intellectual Disability and acts as a link between the family, acute care (Consultant Paediatricians, Paediatric neurologist, NCHDs, Hospital MDT)  and community services (Physical/Intellectual disability services, Community liaison nurses/CNS EI, community MDTs primarily SLT, PT, OT, S/W, dietetics, PHN, GP, Pharmacy). The child and family’s needs are met in terms of symptom management, advice, support, advocacy, information sharing and education. 

Tyrone Horne’s role as CNC for children with Life Limiting Conditions, previously known nationally as CON. Tyrone covers the areas of Cork and Kerry including CUH, MUH and University Hospital Kerry, acting as a co-ordinator between acute and community settings for all children with Life Limiting Conditions, linking with medical teams, palliative care teams, PHN, GP, voluntary services, disability services and anyone else involved in these children’s care. Tyrone acts as a point of contact for the family and regularly provides visits to home supporting with symptoms, end of life care and bereavement support. Eimear and Tyrone will present on their roles and their involvement in integrated care. They will also present a case study of a child that they have worked with together hence highlighting their links/contact with community services.

Postural Management and FEDS (Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing)

Peggyann McCann, Speech & Language Therapy Manager Enable Ireland Cork

Peggyann McCann is the speech and language therapy manager in Enable Ireland Cork Services. All the therapists in her team work with children presenting with issues with feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing. 

Posture is a key component of any assessment of eating, drinking and swallowing and without correct postural management and support a child may not be able to develop or progress their skills. As speech and language therapy intervention in Enable Ireland is provided within a multidisciplinary team, intervention involves occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Working within a team also ensures that the speech and language therapist incorporates a basic postural analysis within her assessment protocol and within her intervention plan.
This presentation will highlight the link between posture and eating, drinking and swallowing and will demonstrate the impact of postural issues on a child’s ability to progress with eating, drinking and swallowing and any subsequent health issues. 

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