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Dublin/Kildare Team

Dublin/Kildare Clinic

In February 2017, we moved from Naas to Dublin to serve both Kildare and Dublin, in response to growing demand for our services from both regions. Our new clinic in the picturesque village of Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, is only 10 minutes from the M50 (Avoca Exit) and features a larger therapy room and additional clinic space to cater for our growing team of multi-disciplinary therapists.

All staff in our Rathcoole clinic are supervised by Julie O’Sullivan, Head Occupational Therapist and Clinical Manager.

Ciara Taaffe
Senior Occupational Therapist

Ciara graduated from UCC in 2012 and returned to Ireland in 2017 after being based in Singapore for four years.

Most recently she worked in a private clinic attached to a small international school where she worked closely with psychologists, teachers and SLTs. Ciara was also the lead therapist for the junior/senior infants school, developing therapy pathways, running groups and providing therapy to students.

Previous to this Ciara worked in an early intervention centre for children with physical and developmental disabilities and a variety of diagnoses such as ASD, CP, Down syndrome and GDD.

Ciara heads up our clinical team in Dublin and is based in Rathcoole , Co. Dublin.

Hannah Maher
Senior Occupational Therapist

Hannah is based in our Kilkenny Clinic and also works one day per week in Naas.  Hannah has several years experience as a paediatric occupational therapist, having previously worked in the UK and for another independent practice in Ireland.  Hannah is passionate about sport, having played Camogie at senior county level for Kilkenny and brings a wonderfully vibrant and happy disposition to the team.

Hannah has a particular interest in Dyspraxia and Sensory Integration and has completed a Sensory Defensiveness course and is also trained in Yoga Techniques for children with special needs.

Hannah has also completed the Handwriting without Tears course and offers group handwriting courses for children looking to strengthen their handwriting skills.

Hannah has also completed her module 1 post graduate training in Sensory Integration and is currently working towards achieving her post graduate certificate in Sensory Integration.

Katrina Cahill
Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Katrina is a highly experienced Speech and Language therapist, specialising in children on the ASD spectrum.  Katrina works as part of our multi-disciplinary ASD Assessment and Treatment team.

 

Dr. Anthony Webster
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Webster is also part of our multi-disciplinary ASD Assessment and Treatment team and heads up our Psychology services in the Dublin region.