Kids Power OT is a specialist Occupational Therapy service which is dedicated to helping children thrive.
We help children from infants through to teenagers who are struggling with their development and day-to-day activities — whether that’s movement, play, eating, writing, focusing at school, coping with change or participating in sport and extra-curricular activities.
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?
Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children and adolescents struggling with any part of their development to go about their day-to-day lives more easily. Occupational Therapy sessions can help your child develop skills to help them live more enjoyable and independently.
Kids Power OT help children with a wide range of developmental challenges using our Child-Centered Approach ensures your child will always receive support tailored to their specific needs and goals. we draw upon a wide variety of tools and strategies to develop a customised programme for your child’s development.
We also work closely with you (the child’s parents or carers) along with their teachers and other health professionals, to ensure we’re all working towards the same goals thanks to our Hands Together Collaboration Approach.
And we use our Fun First Philosophy to help make sure your child’s sessions with us are enjoyable and engaging. Because we find when kids are having fun, they are more likely to make real progress.
HOW WE HELP CHILDREN
We help children work towards their developmental goals through one-on-one sessions at our Celbridge clinic (which is equipped with a purpose-built ball pool and sensory room). We also help children with in-school sessions across Kildare, Dublin and Meath County.
In the school holidays, we run a range of popular group programmes to help children develop their school readiness, handwriting, social and emotional skills.
In addition to the services that we provide for children, we also run parent workshops and teacher training sessions and in-services.
Find out more about how we can help your child in the Services section.
Get to know me a Bit Better
I am a CORU registered Occupational Therapist with substantial experience in treating children with Paediatrics and Neurological conditions.
I gained my degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) at the Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University in India in 1999. As I love learning so much; I continue to enhance my work practice with further study and training. Consequently; I have an MSc in child and family psychology (University of Madras, 2001), further training in Advanced Clinical Practice (University of Limerick, 2014) and Sensory Integration (Ulster University, 2016).
I am qualified to implement an individualised Therapeutic Listening program ( Vital Links ) which is a specialised sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities that are effective for diverse populations with sensory processing challenges. Astronaut Training – A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol was also completed successfully, which expands my skills via an enhanced understanding of the developmental and neurological processes of the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad.
I am practising yoga since my childhood and also trained in the Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism, ADHD and other Learning Challenges ( Special Yoga Foundation, London ).
I have worked as a Paediatric OT Internationally (Ireland, UK, Kuwait and India). For the past 15 years, I have been working in both the public and private parts of the Irish Health Services. This follows two years working as the Senior Paediatric OT within Birmingham’s Children’s Service, NHS, UK.
I have more than 23 years of experience working as a clinician and in teaching; working for public hospitals and as a private practitioner. My aim is to facilitate the removal of barriers that impact the children’s learning and participation in their daily living.
My focus area has been in treating cases with Sensory Processing difficulties, Dyspraxia/ DCD, Autism, Attention Deficit and Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), Fine motor difficulties like handwriting etc., Developmental delays and Neurological conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Neurological birth defects etc. and Other conditions of brain and Spine. Recently completed Functional Hand Use in Hemiplegia – Evidence-based treatment for children with cerebral palsy.
I am passionate about pursuing goals for children gaining functional independence in their daily activities who are affected by some of the above conditions. My experience in assessing and treating children from diverse cultures makes me sensitive in appreciating and understanding the needs and difficulties of children from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
In addition to individual and group therapy sessions, I offer individualized professional training and consultancy to empower parents, teachers and students, to reach their true learning potential. I am a registered practitioner with CORU, and hcpc (UK) and a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland AOTI & AIOTA. This helps me to keep abreast with the latest research and development in the field which helps me deliver the best services. I am settled in Celbridge with my two children.