Creator of learning resource ABC Communicate With Me Sally Flanagan with her daughter Sadie. Photo: John Hennessy

Small box making a big difference

A dedicated Cork mum has created a new teaching resource to help the development of her two year old daughter with Down Syndrome.

Sally Flanagan from East Cork uses ABC Communicate with Me every day with daughter Sadie to help with her language and communication skills.

ABC Communicate With Me is a box of visual aids containing nearly 200 interactive laminated cards which are Velcro-backed for easy application and multiple use.

Speaking after its launch, Sally said ABC Communicate With Me has made a big difference in her daughter’s life.

“Sadie's communication has greatly improved as has her behaviour over the past few months while working with the new resource. Sadie is a brighter, more outgoing child as she has started communicating for the first time,” she said.

ABC Communicate with Me comes in a sturdy storage box and is manufactured by Flanagan Print in Youghal.

It is available now to purchase online at and shipping is free throughout Ireland.