Classroom routine & Group Skills

Is you Child Starting School? Could they use a little extra help with the  classroom routine ? Do they sometimes have difficulty staying on task in group activities? Are they curious and fun-loving? This session is for them Group sessions will be facilitated by Dr...

Welcoming Dr Laura Gormley to our MDT.

Dr. Laura Gormley, B.A. (Hons), M.Sc , PhD is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Laura has over 11 years experience working as a behaviour therapist with children, adolescents, and adults and lectures part-time...

Importance of Play in the development of children

The importance of play in development of children Play is an essential part of development because it contributes to cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play offers parents an ideal opportunity to engage fully with their child. ...

Activities to improve upper body strength

Activities to help strengthen upper body Wall Pushes - Pushing against the wall ( for shoulder, arm and wrist) Shoulder girdle spirals Tug-of-war Chair push ups- hold onto the side of the chair and push up with your arms; lift up and down 10 times Arm pushes- with...

Activities to improve upper body strength

Activities to help strengthen upper body Wall Pushes - Pushing against the wall ( for shoulder, arm and wrist) Shoulder girdle spirals Tug-of-war Chair push ups- hold onto the side of the chair and push up with your arms; lift up and down 10 times Arm pushes- with...

Pencil Grip

The most functional pencil grip is a ‘tripod grasp’ Children adapt unusual grasps as a result of weakness in the hand or upper body, in attempt to gain increased stability. These less dynamic grasps can result in hand fatigue and pain. Some tips on how to help improve...

Some tips that can help improve Fine Motor Skills

Theraputty exercises Making a fist and stretching out quickly Scrunching paper Peg games for finger strength Squirt guns Squeezing soft balls Finger puppets Finger rhymes Thumb war Shuffling and dealing cards Holding paper between fingers and somebody else pulling it...

Dyspraxia -What is it and how to recognise it

There is no formal definition of what Dyspraxia is internationally and tends to be used interchangeably with DCD.(developmental co-ordination disorder) .  Occupational Therapists use the same diagnostic criteria from the DSM V.  Dyspraxia is more commonly diagnosed in...

Therapy Rooms available for rent

We have a number of therapy rooms available for rent.  Well furnished and good availability times.  Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Friday all day and Saturday. For further information please contact Ph: 01 2789516 Clare/Doreen for further info on rates.  ...

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