Sensational Kids, Claremorris

Opening March 2019   Our Child Development Centre, located in Claremorris Town is a premier Child Development Centre offering accessible and affordable early intervention services for children and adolescents of all ages, and all abilities, including those with additional needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, DCD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders and many other developmental delays and conditions. Sensational Kids child development services are provided to families of all means, and are supported by grants, fundraising, donations and proceeds from our training workshops and child development store, so that we can provide an eminent service that is accessible to all. Fitted with €40,000+ worth of specialist sensory resources, our Claremorris facility provides a family centred environment designed to facilitate maximum outcomes for children. Facilities include Large Sensory Integration Gym Sensory Room Individual Private Consultation Rooms Private Speech & Language Therapy Rooms Family Waiting Rooms           […]

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Sensational Kids, Kildare

Our Child Development Centre, located in Kildare Town is a premier Child Development Centre offering accessible and affordable early intervention services for children and adolescents of all ages, and all abilities, including those with additional needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, DCD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders and many other developmental delays and conditions. Sensational Kids child development services are provided to families of all means, and are supported by grants, fundraising, donations and proceeds from our training workshops and child development store, so that we can provide an eminent service that is accessible to all. Fitted with €40,000 worth of specialist sensory resources, our Kildare facility provides a family centred environment designed to facilitate maximum outcomes for children including Large Sensory Integration Gym Sensory Room Individual Private Consultation Rooms Private Play Therapy Room Family Waiting Rooms                     Services Available […]

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Sensational Kids Clonakilty

Our 10,000 square feet Child Development Centre in Clonakilty is a premier Child Development Centre offering accessible and affordable early intervention services for children and adolescents of all ages, and all abilities, including those with additional needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, DCD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders and many other developmental delays and conditions. Sensational Kids child development services are provided to families of all means, and are supported by grants, fundraising, donations and proceeds from our training workshops and child development store, so that we can provide an eminent service that is accessible to all. Fitted with €40,000+ worth of specialist sensory resources, our Clonakilty facility provides a family centred environment designed to facilitate maximum outcomes for children. Facilities include Large Sensory Integration Gyms Sensory Room Individual Private Consultation Rooms Private Play Therapy Room Family Waiting Room     Services Available at Sensational Kids, Clonakilty   Occupational […]

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Hippotherapy

What is Hippotherapy?   Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word hippos meaning horse. As per the American Hippotherapy Association: “The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language therapy professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a client’s integrated plan of care.” In simpler terms; At Sensational Kids our specially-trained occupational therapists in the skilled use of hippotherapy; apply the movement, rhythm, and repetition of the horse and the equestrian environment as a treatment strategy to help children achieve their individual therapeutic goals. Hippotherapy is aligned with a medical model to address medical needs of clients, as prioritised, after comprehensive assessment, to achieve there functional goals despite body systems dysfunctions and limitations. The Hippotherapy […]

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How to make an appointment at Sensational Kids

Sensational Kids Child Development Centre Locations   Sensational Kids, Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road, Kildare Town, R51 R281 Phone 045 520900. Monday – Saturday Sensational Kids, 2nd Floor, Building G, West Cork Technology Park Clonakilty, Co Cork, P85 VF62 Phone 023 887 8208 Tuesday to Saturday   How to make an appointment at Sensational Kids   Phone our appointments team to make an appointment:   Kildare Town Phone 045 520900 Clonakilty Phone 023 887 8208     Cancellation Policy If you need to cancel an appointment 48 hours notice is required to be given so that this appointment can be re-allocated.   Payment Policy Full payment is required for each session before the appointment commences. We are happy to accept credit/debit cards or cash as  methods of payment  

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Sensational Kids Locations

Sensational Kids Locations Sensational Kids, Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road, Kildare Town, R51 R281 Phone 045 520900.  Email Info@sensationalkids.ie Monday – Saturday Sensational Kids, 2nd Floor, Building G, West Cork Technology Park Clonakilty, Co Cork, P85 VF62 Phone 023 887 8208 Email: Clonakilty@sensationalkids.ie Open Tuesday to Saturday Sensational Kids, Lakeside Retail Park, Claremorris, Co Mayo, Phone 094 9357005, Email: Claremorris@sensationalkids.ie Our Child Development Centres, located nationally around the country in Leinster, Munster & Connact, provide premier Child Development Centres offering accessible and affordable early intervention services for children and adolescents of all ages, and all abilities, including those with additional needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, DCD, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders and many other developmental delays and conditions. Sensational Kids child development services are open to families of all means, and are supported by grants, fundraising, donations and proceeds from our training workshops and child development store, so that we can […]

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Orthoscopics

Orthoscopic assessments are available at Sensational Kids to determine if the use of coloured lenses can assist with visual stress. Often children who see words and letters moving around a page or who report difficulty seeing faces benefit from wearing coloured lenses. An orthoscopic assessment determines the exact colour lenses required to alleviate the symptoms   The Orthoscopics System consists of computerised assessment and prescribing instruments. They provide an unparalleled set of tools for the optician to determine the patient’s optimum colour response. This optimum response is then integrated with the effects of differing illumination. With this data, lenses can be prescribed incorporating optimised colour filtering. These will at least minimise and usually eliminate the effects of visual perceptual difficulties e.g. those found in visual dyslexia and migraines. An assessment takes about an hour and assesses the way the visual system reacts to different types of stimulus. (E.g. daylight, school […]

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Specialist Reading Teacher

If your child is struggling with reading, our specialist one to one intervention for children offers help. Struggling readers can work with experienced literacy teacher Mary Connell. Mary has many years of expertise in special education and who has developed her own literacy programme.   Sensational Kids offers intervention and support for children who are struggling with reading, on a one to one basis with specialist literacy teacher Mary Connell. About Mary Connell, Literacy Teacher at Sensational Kids, Kildare Mary Connell N.T. H/Dip Education, H/Dip Montessori,  Literacy Teacher at Sensational Kids Professional Qualifications • Degree in Primary Education, Victoria University, Manchester 1969 • Certification in Primary Education (National Teacher), Department of Education, Dublin 1973 • Diploma Montessori Education, St Nicholas Teaching College, Dun Laoghaire 1982 Other Certificate Courses and Professional Development • Diploma in Learning Support, COI Teacher Training College, Rathmines, 1995 • Certificate in Dyslexia Support, Dyslexic Ass. of Ireland, 1996 • Handwriting without Tears, Advanced […]

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Play Therapy

“Every child is unique and special but sometimes they experience problems with feelings or behaviours that cause disruption to their lives and the lives of those around them”  IAPTP Website    What is Play Therapy? Children often find it difficult to express themselves verbally and so traditional talking therapies can be difficult for them. Play is a child’s natural way of expressing themselves. Play therapy is a therapeutic method of Psychotherapy for children aged 3 and upwards that explores a child’s natural means of expression to help them cope in their world. It is a clinical therapy aimed at supporting mental health needs and development difficulties of all young children & adolescents and adults Play enables the therapist and child to develop a trusted relationship which is consistent with helping a person gain mastery over a situation or trauma they have experienced. This therapeutic intervention attunes to the client’s pace […]

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Speech & Language Therapy

Are you concerned about your child’s speech, or ability to communicate, their use and understanding of words or how they pronounce their sounds? Our speech and language therapy milestones information chart will help you determine if your child needs intervention. Sensational Kids paediatric speech and language therapy services are open to children of all ages and all abilities. Through Speech and language assessment and therapeutic intervention for children  we work on language stimulation as well as the production of speech. Each child’s selected goals will be achieved using evidence-based practice. Alternative and augmentative communication tools, such as computers, pictures boards or the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) may be used to facilitate functional communication skills.   Sensational Kids Speech and language therapy sessions are performed individually and plans focus on improving the following skill areas: • Receptive Language • Expressive Language • Pragmatic or Social Skills • Articulation • Oral […]

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Occupational Therapy

Does your child need help to reach their full potential? Our Occupational Therapy Team at Sensational Kids helps children and adolescents of all abilities to maximise their potential through intervention to help them develop the necessary skills to participate fully in daily activities at home and at school. Maximising Potential Occupational Therapy for children at Sensational Kids helps children and adolescents of all abilities to maximise their potential. Following the individual assessment, the child’s goals are agreed and intervention is implemented through individual sessions. Occupational Therapy plays a vital role in making each child independent in the following areas: • Self-Help Skills • Gross Motor Skills • Visual Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills • Fine Motor Coordination • Sensory- Motor Processing • Activities of Daily Living (such as eating and dressing) Occupational therapists are concerned with developing the skills and underlying abilities children need to perform their main everyday ‘occupations’ of playing, learning and […]

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Educational Psychological Assessments

An Educational Psychological Assessment may be required if your child is struggling to keep up in school. An educational psychological assessment is required to determine a child’s needs for additional resources in school such as assistive technology, special needs assistants, resource hours, or for accommodations during exams in secondary school. An educational psychologist assesses a child’s IQ and cognitive (intellectual) functioning. The assessment is the assessment required to assess for dyslexia or to assist occupational therapists to confirm a diagnosis of dyspraxia / DCD.   How do I know if my child needs an Educational Psychological Assessment? An Educational Psychological Assessment may be required if your child is struggling to keep up in school. An educational psychological assessment is required to determine a child’s needs for additional resources in school such as assistive technology, special needs assistants, resource hours, or for accommodations during exams in secondary school. An educational psychologist assesses a child’s IQ and cognitive (intellectual) […]

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