Michelle is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist specialising in Paediatrics. She has worked in paediatrics since qualifying from the renowned St Loye’s School Of occupational Therapy, University of Exeter, Devon in 2000. Michelle has worked both within the HSE and NHS systems in a wide variety of settings e.g. special schools, mainstream schools, ASD Units, community based teams both Early intervention and School Age and also within the Paediatric Hospital setting.
Michelle is passionate about making Occupational Therapy practical and easily transferrable to the home setting, where she believes the most gains can be made to a child’s development. A key component of Michelle’s work is parent/carer education and this joint working underpins her whole practice.
Michelle has extensive experience in a range of paediatric conditions within the 0-18 year old caseload ie Autism, Dyspraxia, Intellectual and Physical Disability, ADHD/ADD, Developmental Delay etc.
While Michelle enjoys the wide variety and mixture of her work, one area of particular interest is Dyspraxia. She has completed extensive training and research in the area. She believes when this difficulty is highlighted early in a child’s life and targeted OT intervention completed, a significant and lifelong improvement can be made to a child’s day to day functioning.
Michelle has continued to update her training regularly throughout her career and has undertaken courses both within Ireland and the UK relevant to her paediatric practice. She is a member of both the Irish and British Association of Occupational Therapists, and has held committee roles within the Paediatric Subgroups of both.
To book an appointment with Michelle or discuss a query you may have about your child please contact her directly on 087-9738870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.