Julie O’Sullivan BSc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration
- Postgraduate Diploma in Sensory Integration
- Sensory Integration Advanced Practitioner
- Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
- Founder and Clinical Manager
Julie is a graduate of Dublin University, Trinity College, with over 20 years experience of working with children in Ireland, UK and Canada. Julie is the founder and Clinical Manager of The Sunflower Clinic, an independent Occupational Therapy Clinic providing assessment and treatment services for children. adolescents and young adults.
Julie has extensive training in Sensory Integration which is employed as the principle frame of reference within all of the clinics nationwide. Julie is an Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration and is currently completing her masters in Sensory Integration – Theory and Practice. Julie has completed post graduate training in Sensory Integration and is also qualified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).
Julie has also been certified as a Bobath (NDT) therapist and has extensive experience with treating children with Cerebral Palsy and related neurological conditions.
In addition, Julie administers the ADOS diagnostic for Autism for toddlers and older children as part of a multi-disciplinary team assessment.
Julie is passionate about delivering the best possible service for children and their families and in further developing the awareness and effectiveness of early intervention when working with children with a range of developmental needs.
- Sensory Integration Advanced Practitioner
- Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT)
- Bobath (NDT) Practitioner
- Handwriting without Tears
- Therapeutic Listening Programme – certified practitioner
- Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
- Trained in DIR floortime
- Trained in Sensory Modulation and Regulation intervention with adults (Tina Champagne)
- Astronaut Training Programme
Muireann graduated with a BSc. in Occupational Therapy from University College Cork and is based in our Kerry clinics in Killarney and Tralee. As a student, Muireann spent 8 weeks in our Cork clinic, where she excelled in helping our therapists with a wide range of client-centered activities. Muireann also helped to develop different leaflets to benefit the clients...View profile
Theresa graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Limerick, during which course she worked in Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin and the Derg centre in Nenagh, in the paediatric department. Theresa has a primary degree in teaching and her love of working with children led her to completing her Occupational Therapy training. Theresa is...View profile
Ciara graduated from UCC in 2012 and has recently returned to Ireland 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...View profile
Emma graduated from University College Cork in June 2013 with an honours degree in Occupational Therapy. As a student, her love of paediatrics led to volunteering with children in Belarus on a number of occasions and also volunteering with the North Lee Community Paediatric team, where she gained extensive experience of working with a varied caseload of children with...View profile
Rachel graduated UCC with a BSc. O.T. in 2016 and joined the Sunflower Clinic in Cork soon afterwards. During her student placements, Rachel gained excellent experience working with children including working as part of the team in community paediatrics at St. John’s Hospital, Enniscorthy. During this placement, she worked with children with a wide range of disabilities up to 18 years...View profile
Alisha graduated from UCC with a BSc. O.T in 2016 and joined the Sunflower Clinic Cork shortly afterwards. Alisha has spent time working with children as part of her various placements and also volunteered to assist three Early Intervention Occupational Therapists with school readiness groups for children who were going to start school in September 2014. Alisha has a...View profile
Hannah has taken over 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 at senior county level in Camogie for Kilkenny and brings a wonderfully...View profile
Helen Considine, BSc. (Hons.) Occupational Therapy., B.A. (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist Based in our Cork Clinic Helen has worked with the Sunflower Clinic since November 2008. She has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and B.A (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and is currently completing her training in Baby Massage and Sensory Integration. Helen is...View profile