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MDT Services

The Sunflower Clinic has established a very experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to provide an assessment and diagnostic service for children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The MDT brings different therapeutic disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology) together to provide an international best practice standard for the assessment and diagnosis of Autism.

The Sunflower Clinic MDT has established a clinically recognised Assessment and Diagnostic pathway designed to provide a validated diagnosis of Autism.

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Julie O’Sullivan is the lead Occupational Therapist and founder of The Sunflower Clinic with over 25 years experience in paediatrics.  Julie has completed her Masters in Sensory Integration,  is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration and has extensive experience of working with children with ASD in the UK and Ireland.  Whilst in the UK, Julie helped to set up a private – parent-led project “The Bridge Group” to provide therapeutic services for childern with ASD.  Julie is trained in the ADOS-2, ADI-R and the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development assessment tools, which are specific standardised tools used in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism.  Julie also started the first summer camps specifically for children on the ASD sepctrum, again using an MDT model.  Julie has also led the team in providing Occupational Therapy services for ASD groups including The Brothers of Charity, Enable Ireland, Hope Montessori Autism Care Centre and several ASD units attached to primary and secondary schools in Munster and Leinster.