BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
CORU Registration: OT043028
Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland (AOTI) member: 8076
Eimear-Kate is a CORU and AOTI registered and qualified Occupational Therapist, who graduated from University College Cork with a First-Class Honours degree in June 2020. She received the title of College Scholar for academic years of 2018, 2019 and 2020. Eimear-Kate spent her final year clinical placement working within a paediatric setting in which she gained invaluable experience and developed a passion for working with children and their families.
Eimear-Kate’s undergraduate clinical experience convinced her of the value that Occupational Therapy can provide to children and how it can enhance their opportunities in life. Being an Occupational Therapist allows Eimear-Kate to see that despite disabilities or difficulties, with the right tools and a supportive environment, individuals can flourish. She loves to be part of that journey. She understands the significance of occupation and its importance on physical and mental health and has the skills and knowledge to apply tailored solutions to the specific needs of each client. She has varied and extensive clinical experience working with individuals with a wide range of needs. She has worked with children who had orthopaedic, neurological, rheumatological and developmental conditions and has experience working with young and older adults, who had intellectual disabilities and complex physical needs. She has experience working with individuals with ASD.
The approach utilised by Eimear-Kate is child and family centred practice. This means that she understands that every child and family are unique and have diverse needs. Her approach to services puts the child and family at the centre of all decision-making that affects them. Families are provided with the knowledge and supports to make informed decisions and the services are personalised to meet their specific needs.
Eimear-Kate is enthusiastic about further developing her skills and knowledge as an Occupational Therapist through continuous professional development courses, engaging in reflection, professional supervision, and utilising evidence-based practice to support her clinical reasoning.