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he was six years old, Dean was struggling to read even basic words, and because of this he was becoming increasingly withdrawn in school.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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