Lámh Time App Launched by Minister Jan O'Sullivan

Author: 
Nicola Anderson
Publication: 
Irish Independent

Minister for Education & Skills Jan O'Sullivan officially launched the Lámh Time App on 3rd December 2015 at the Department of Education buildings.

Pictured with the Minister are James Heneghan (6) from Donadea, Co Kildare, Julianne Haide (6) from Blessington, Co Wicklow, and Pat Clarke, CEO of DSI, at the launch of the Lámh Time app.

The Lámh Time App© is a new play and learning app for children who use Lámh signs© to support their communication.

Available from the App Store, the Lámh Time App features Lámh signs for use at Home and at School. With the app, Lámh users have opportunities to see Lámh signs in context and in sentences, for the classroom, the kitchen, at the playground, etc. Live action is combined with colourful graphics and animation to help make learning fun.

APP FEATURES: • 4 Home-themed activities • 2 School-themed activities – classroom and playground • Knock-knock activity for younger Lámh users • 2 fun stories • Lámh Signs© Library • Links to further information

The Lámh Time App can be used by young Lámh users, families and professionals at home and in education and therapeutic settings.

Expert presenters Maura Bolger and Keith Hanley use Lámh signs to guide Lámh users through fun activities as well as illustrated stories. Families and professionals can use the Lámh Sign Library included in the App to practice individual Lámh Signs from each section. Lámh and Down Syndrome Ireland have worked in collaboration to produce this Lámh Time App for young Lámh users. The App is available currently for iPad and iPhone, price €19.99.

Thursday, December 10, 2015