Aisling’s Story

“Our little Girl is living a full and happy life now” Aisling received her autism spectrum disorder report at the age of four. She only had 3 or 4 words, no grammar structure and was unable to construct a sentence. She had no reciprocal speech, poor intonation, and her speech patterns were distorted. Aisling could not talk, gave no eye contact and could not communicate properly. Her mom remembers “As I drove her in our car, I would adjust my rear view mirror so she could not see the tears streaming down my face. Heartbroken does not come close to describing those difficult years”. Since then, Aisling has become a regular visitor to Sensational Kids and the team love working with her! She has gone to speech therapy, occupational therapy and hippotherapy. Aisling’s mom has a lot to say on the difference working with our therapists has made: “Our little […]

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Raphael’s Story

“He is a different child now and our lives are so much easier.” Diana, a nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin is mum to 9-year-old, Raphael.  Raphael has been attending Sensational Kids for the past five years as he is on the Autism spectrum and needed help to self-regulate and communicate. Diana discovered Sensational Kids online and made an appointment to discuss Raphael’s needs. Diana and Raphael started attending Sensational Kids regularly for Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and more recently Play Therapy.  Raphael soon flourished. Diana learned tips and tools on how to pre-empt and manage situations where Raphael would feel overwhelmed. “Our therapists at Sensational Kids have taught me many things including how to use Raphael’s pressure points to help him calm down, if he was feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes even a hug at the right moment was all that was needed to help Raphael. Raphael used […]

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Dean’s Story

“The service from Sensational Kids has changed my family’s life” When he was six years old, Dean was struggling to read even basic words, and because of this he was becoming increasingly withdrawn in school. He was struggling with his speech, and friends and teachers found it difficult to understand him. When his mom brought Dean to Sensational Kids, he met with Sarah, one of our Speech Therapists. Working patiently and persistently together, Dean’s speech began to improve dramatically. He is now back to his bubbly self, he can communicate much clearer and his reading has come on in leaps and bounds. His mom was so proud to share that he now can read a full book, where a year previous he could barely read a couple of words. She told us that, “Honestly, the service has changed my family’s life” Find out how about the services that can a […]

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LET’S WORK TOGETHER!

Your support will help us take children with additional needs off waiting lists and into our Early Intervention Services. Sensational Kids helps 200 children every month, children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Down Syndrome and those awaiting support for Mental Health Difficulties. Our corporate partnerships are core to the sustainability of our services in Kildare Town, Mayo, Monaghan, & West Cork. We wish to engage you & your employees in a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship. Each partnership is important to us and we understand that every company is different with varying priorities. We can only continue to provide services thanks to the incredible support of the business community. To learn more about our corporate partnership opportunities please email Fionn@sensationalkids.ie THE BENEFITS OF PARTNERING WITH SENSATIONAL KIDS? •MAKE A DIFFERENCE Take children with special educational needs off lengthy waiting lists & through Early Intervention help them achieve their full potential. •BECOME […]

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