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Early Years OT support babies and children to develop their skills and subsequently enhance their performance when participating in day-to-day activities
There is a robust evidence base highlighting that children who receive Early Intervention (birth-3 years) experience more functional gains than those children who do not receive early intervention
We provide specialist assessment followed by goal directed intensive intervention and home programs
Our early intervention service is guided by your child and family goals. We work with you to identify ways to achieve these goals
We also offer our services to school aged children and adolescents. When working with this group we focus on achieving your child’s goals
The best available evidence base will be used to guide practice
Ruth spent 10 years in the UK, studying Occupational Therapy and then working as an Occupational Therapist. She then moved home to Ireland and set up her own private practice in Limerick, Ireland in 2021. Ruth has specialist training and extensive experience in using specialist assessments and interventions in clinical practice.
Some examples include :
Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 3rd Ed
Advanced Bimanual Therapy
SOS approach to feeding
Sensory Integration Practitioner
Infant Sense Integration Training
Ruth has worked with 0-18 year olds in hospital in-patient and out-patient settings, in the community and in a school setting.
Ruth has experience working in the areas of acute neurology, neurorehabilitation, infant cardiac rehabilitation, pre-mature babies, developmental delay, upper limb rehabilitation, feeding difficulties, oncology, spinal muscular atrophy, developmental coordination disorders, autism, and sensory processing challenges.
Ruth is CORU registered, and a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland.
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