Little Boy Playing Doctor

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 McKenna

Occupational Therapist

PgDip

Ruth has spent the past 10 years in the UK, studying Occupational Therapy and then working as an Occupational Therapist. Ruth completed specialist training and has 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 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, HCPC registered, and a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland.