Mary Howard

Senior Occupational Therapist

Mary is a skilled Senior Occupational Therapist who has worked for the HSE for the past thirteen of years. She initially worked with adults who presented with varying needs, abilities and complex medical profiles. Following this, she spent time working in Primary Care Services, assessing and providing therapy to children from 0-18 years who presented with a range of developmental profiles. In 2010, she took up the role of Senior Occupational Therapist with HSE Early Intervention Services (0-6 years). In addition, she developed her own private practice, whereby she supported school age and older children in preschool, school and at home. She has extensive experience assessing and supporting young and older children who present with motor, sensory, and visual perceptual needs. In addition, she also supports those who struggle with emotional-regulation, sensory- regulation, eating, sleep, attention and concentration difficulties.

Mary has been a Senior Consultant Occupational Therapist with the Education, Psychology and Therapy (EPT) Clinic for over three years. She provides intervention for children with no diagnosis and those who have specific diagnostic profiles. She works with children who have Learning Disabilities and Difficulties (General or Specific), Autism Spectrum Conditions, Dyspraxia, DCD, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome and many others. Mary also has experience giving talks and presentations and working alongside care givers and parents – helping them help their own children.

Mary enjoys working with children and their families and employs a very child centred approach. She aims to promote optimal independence through functional daily activities. Being a mother of three children herself, she understands hectic family life and the different daily challenges that this can present. She aims to adapt therapy into family life and tailors’ interventions using evidence based practice, depending on the child’s needs


• Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with first class honours from Coventry University, UK

• Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure, from Waterford Institute of Technology

• Qualified Facilitator of the Early Bird program. (This is a parenting programme for families with young children under 5 years, who have received a diagnosis of autism)

• Certificate in Lámh

• Certificate in Handwriting Without tear

• Certificate in M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth With Sensory and Postural Functions

• PGCert in Sensory Integration School of Health and Sciences from University of Ulster

• Certified in ADOS

• Certified in Floortime

• National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy

Professional Bodies:

  • CORU registered
  • Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI)
  • British Association of Occupational Therapy

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