BSc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy
CORU Registration: OT14442
Association of Occupational Therapist: 8417
Margaret graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy in 2009 and has over 12 years’ experience working with children with disabilities.
Margaret initially worked with Enable Ireland Children’s Services from 2010-2012. During this time, she worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing assessment and intervention for children aged 6-18years presenting with Primary Physical Disability (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy). She also worked on a specialist team providing services for children and adolescents presenting with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD).
Margaret has been working on a Disability Network Team since 2012, working with children with complex developmental disabilities and/or development delays (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, DCD, Learning Disabilities). She has extensive and varied experience across both School Age and Early Intervention Teams. Margaret is highly experienced in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a high quality and evidence-based service for children and adolescents. Margaret is passionate about family centred practise and ensures every session is centred around the families’ priorities and concerns.
Margaret engages in professional development in areas that are related to childhood development to ensure she provides a high standard of service delivery.
Margaret also works part-time with the EPT Clinic whereby she provides comprehensive assessments and intervention for children with autism, motor coordination difficulties and sensory processing difficulties
Margaret’s University Qualifications:
- Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc) in Occupational Therapy (Hons) 2005-2009
- Fatigue in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Impact on Occupational Participation and Reported Management Strategies. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 2014.
Specialist Training and Qualifications:
- Handwriting Without Tears 2010
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)-2013
- Skills Training on Risk Management, (STORM) 2013
- Evidence Based Practice in the school setting (ergonomics, sensory processing, motor coordination and handwriting)-Margot Barry 2014
- Early Start Denver Model-Introduction Course Workshop-2015
- Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development 3rd Edition-2015
- Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) 2015
- Training in Family Centred Practice “An Evidence Based Approach to Intervention” 2016
- DIR Floortime Approach- Mari Caulfield and Kathy Walmsley- 2016
- Introduction to the SCERTS Model Training “A research-based Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Educational Curriculum for Children with ASD” 2016
- Sleep Tight Workshop 2018-Children’s Sleep Charity UK
- ‘Understanding Autistic Thinking-toward a deeper understanding of ASD’ 2018- Dr Peter Vermeulen
- “Developmental Coordination Disorder-Best Practices Evidence from Assessment to Intervention” Aine O’Dea/Sara Collins 2018
- Cygnet: Autistic Spectrum Condition Parenting Support Programme (Barnardo’s) 2019
- HSE land modules e.g. communication, hand washing, Children’s First Training-Tulsa, Data Protection, Manual Handling