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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Social issues, Family studies, Social work.

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Evaluation Report of Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative, (CDI) Speech and Language Service.


Based in Tallaght West, CDI is the result of the professionalism, passion, and persistence of a group of 23 concerned individuals and organisations living and working in the community who had a vision of a better place for children. Through innovation partnerships, they brought together an approach which drew on both the science and the spirit of best practice in order to meet the identified needs of children and families. A partnership was agreed between the Government and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and the consortium's first piece of work was a needs analysis entitled How are our Kids (CDI, 2004). A number of priorities were agreed based on this research, one of which was to establish and incorporate CDI.