Erin O’Hagan, Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids in Clones is helping Ben with his motor planning, coordination and fine motor skills including his writing, shapes, his pencil grip and drinking from a cup.
Discussing Ben’s progress, Erin says: “Due to Ben’s tactile defensiveness, we are working on his self-care skills such as bathing and showering in order to increase his independence with his activities of daily living. Ben has made really good progress in the past two months since attending his first therapy session. His confidence has really increased and this is supporting him with his gross, fine motor, self-care, and sensory processing skills; in turn, this is supporting him with engaging in his therapy sessions and his environments at home and in school. I love my job and working with amazing families and fantastic children like Ben.”
Ben’s story is part of a project entitled #SensationalFamiles. The project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund, with the aim of shining a light on the impact of social enterprises like Sensational Kids. A social enterprise is a business that works primarily to improve the lives of people. The business of social enterprise is social good. Sensational Kids exists only to provide subsidised therapy supports to children of all abilities including those with additional needs.