ALL program impacts lives of children with autism

rory1

Posted on: 6th March, 2014

Category: Features

Contributor: West Cork People

Animated Language Learning (ALL) is a visually based language specially developed for children with moderate to severe language learning difficulties. Created by Enda Dodd in 2007, following numerous failed interventions with his twin sons, Conor and Eoin, who were diagnosed with Autism and severe hearing impairments by the age of four, ALL has since helped many children with Autism and has just become available via the Irish Autism Action mobile phone recycling scheme.

Using a state-of-the-art visual program, ALL has “reversed the process of language learning” by incorporating sensory integration and working with auditory processing. The program starts with familiar visual imagery from Disney and Pixar movies, and then this visual imagery is connected to text, thereby bringing that child towards the skills of reading and writing.

Rory Cullinan is now two years head with his reading thanks to the ALL program.

Rory Cullinan is now two years head with his reading thanks to the ALL program.

Jennefer Cullinan’s son Rory is making excellent progress on the ALL program. Rory, age six, was diagnosed with Autism at 23 months-old. After starting the program in June 2013, four months into it, Rory showed significant progress in his communication abilities. “He started to name emotions in himself,” explains Jennefer. “The first one was ‘happy’. ‘I happy again’ one day after a meltdown has passed over and he had time to relax…It has cut down on his frustration hugely to be able to verbalise these emotions to us.

“We have put a lot of effort into it, practicing what he sees and learns and helping him to generalise the concepts but it has been worth every minute of effort,” says Jennefer. “Although it takes commitment from all of us, it is hugely engaging and fun for Rory.”

Rory is now two years ahead with his reading and has begun to join in conversations. “He comments in social situations where he wouldn’t have had the language ability before,” explains Jennefer. “We’re over the moon — this hugely increases Rory’s chance of mainstreaming. He’s a very bright boy and now he’s getting the chance to show it.”

www.autismirelandphones.ie. www.allparentsonline.com.

Latest News Articles:

Global Shares to create 80 new jobs
Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme
Healing with a harp
Plan the perfect wedding day at the Fota Island Resort Wedding Forum
Clutching at straws for Coalition
Lee’s and Nils: West Cork clubs in the city
The walk of a lifetime
West Cork farmers take gold at National Farmer of the Year Awards
Shining success for Union Hall Centra store at 2017 Quality Awards

Join us on Facebook

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

18th August, 2017  ·  

This year Wild Atlantic Tag sponsored by Marine Harvest will take place in Adrigole on Saturday August 5th. All are welcome, whether you are a team entry or an individual looking to join a team. The teams will be divided into two sections, Social & Seriously Social! Please contact Sean (0879568363) or Joey (0879865827) to register. It promises to be great craic with plenty of refreshments available pre and post-match! Fantastic local musician Eoghan McEllhenny will entertain the rugby masses from 4.30pm followed by Peadar O’Callaghan and renowned Natural Gas will round off the night from 9.30pm! ... See MoreSee Less

14th July, 2017  ·  

A woodland walk will take place on the 22nd June at 7pm in Glengarriff Nature Reserve. This is a great opportunity to learn about woodlands, their plants and wildlife and is an opportunity not to be missed. Glengarriff Nature Reserve was designated as a Nature reserve in 1991, and covers over 300 acres in size. It is a beautiful and unique woodlands containing many different habitats and is owned and managed by NPWS primarily for conservation and amenity purposes. The event is led by National Parks Ranger Clare Heardman and has been organised by Cork Nature Network For further information please contact events@corknaturenetwork.ie ... See MoreSee Less

19th June, 2017  ·  

Jump to:

Top