Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Ciara is a CORU and HCPC 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 12 years of clinical experience working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist supporting children with a diverse range of physical, sensory 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, pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, specialist schools, sensory integration clinics and private practice.

Ciara is passionate about enabling children to develop, thrive and reach their maximum potential in daily life at home, in school and 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 Sensory Integration (PGDip: Advanced Practice), Therapeutic Listening, The Alert Program, The Zones of Regulation, Special Yoga, SOS Approach to Feeding and The CO-OP Approach. 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), Paediatric Advisory Group (PAG) for OT’s in Ireland, Private Practice Advisory Group (PPAG) for OT's in Ireland, Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), RCOT Specialist Section for Children, Young People and Families (RCOT SS-CYPF) and Sensory Integration Education (SIE) Network of UK & Ireland.



Continuing Professional Development with a specialism in Sensory Integration


  • 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


  • Therapeutic Listening

  • Quickshifts

  • The Zones of Regulation

  • The Alert Program

  • Sensory Ladders

  • The Wilbarger Approach

  • SCERTS Model

  • D.I.R.Floortime

  • Special Yoga


  • Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach

  • Trauma-Informed Clinical Observations

  • Building Underdeveloped Sensorimotor Systems (BUSS) Model Intro


  • The CO-OP Approach

  • SOS Approach Feeding

  • Bobath Approach

  • Childhood Hemiplegia

  • Functional Hand Use in Hemiplegia

  • Eyesight to Insight

  • Retained Primitive Reflexes

See Ciara's LinkedIn for further information on CPD.