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ABOUT CIARA

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Ciara is a CORU registered Occupational Therapist who qualified from Brunel University in 2009. Ciara has a Postgraduate Diploma in Sensory Integration and is an Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner. Ciara has over 13 years of clinical experience working as a Paediatric OT supporting children with a diverse range of physical, sensory, social, emotional and learning needs in a variety of healthcare and educational settings in the UK and Ireland. Work settings include early intervention and school age children's services, mainstream and specialist schools, sensory integration clinics, and private practice. 

Ciara is passionate about enabling children to grow, develop, and reach their potential in daily life at home, school, and in the community. Ciara aims to support children to participate in desired daily activities or “occupations” to maximise their daily functioning, performance and independence in activities that are meaningful to the child and family using a client-centred holistic approach.

Ciara actively develops her clinical skills and professional knowledge on an ongoing basis to ensure best evidence-based practice and a high standard of care for the children she works with. Ciara regularly attends courses and conferences in her field and has undertaken extensive post-graduate accredited and certified training in approaches such as Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) PGDip in SI: Advanced Practice, Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP), Therapeutic Listening, The Alert Program, The Zones of Regulation and Special Yoga to name a few. See ‘CPD’ section for more information. 


Ciara is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), AOTI Paediatric Advisory Group (PAG), AOTI Private Practice Advisory Group (PPAG) and the Association of Sensory Integration Practice (ASIP). 

 

CPD

Continuing Professional Development

SENSORY INTEGRATION (SI)

  • SI Module 1

  • SI Module 2

  • SI Module 3 (PGCert)

  • SI Module 4 (PGDip)

  • Building Blocks of SI

  • Infant Sense Integration

  • Integrating NDT & SI

  • ASI OT Telehealth

COMPLIMENTARY INTERVENTIONS

  • Therapeutic Listening

  • Quickshifts

  • The Zones of Regulation

  • The Alert Program

  • Sensory Ladders

  • The Wilbarger Approach

  • SCERTS Model

  • DIR Floortime 101

  • Special Yoga

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE

  • Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach

  • Trauma-Informed Clinical Observations

  • Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Model Intro

  • Psycho-Sensory Intervention

OTHER

  • The CO-OP Approach

  • SOS Approach Feeding

  • Intro Bobath Course

  • Childhood Hemiplegia

  • Functional Hand Use in Hemiplegia

  • Eyesight to Insight

  • Retained Primitive Reflexes

See Ciara's LinkedIn for further information on CPD.