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).
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
The Zones of Regulation
The Alert Program
The Wilbarger Approach
DIR Floortime 101
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach
Trauma-Informed Clinical Observations
Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Model Intro
The CO-OP Approach
SOS Approach Feeding
Intro Bobath Course
Functional Hand Use in Hemiplegia
Eyesight to Insight
Retained Primitive Reflexes
See Ciara's LinkedIn for further information on CPD.