Sensational Kids Locations

Sensational Kids Locations KILDARE: Sensational Kids, Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road, Kildare Town, R51 R281 Phone 045 520900.  Email Info@sensationalkids.ie Monday – Saturday MAYO: Sensational Kids, Lakeside Retail Park, Claremorris, Co Mayo,F12 P2H9 Phone 094 9357005, Email: Claremorris@sensationalkids.ie Tuesday – Saturday MONAGHAN: Unit 8 Clones Business Technology Park, Clones, County Monaghan H23 P294 Phone 047 52671 Email Clones@sensationalkids.ie Monday – Friday WEST CORK: 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 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 […]

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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 at Sensational Kids, Kildare   Occupational […]

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Sensational Kids, Mayo

Our Child Development Centre, located in Claremorris, County Mayo,  a premier custom built 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 Mayo child development centre in Claremorris provides a family centred custom built environment designed by an architect to facilitate maximum outcomes for children. Facilities include Large Sensory Integration Gym Sensory Room Individual Private Consultation Rooms Private Speech & Language Therapy Rooms Family […]

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Sensational Kids, Monaghan

Located in the centre of Clones, County Monaghan, our custom-built clinic offers access to individual assessment or therapeutic intervention as well as education and training services from our paediatric occupational therapy team. Sensational Kids Child Development Centre, located in Clones, County Monaghan is  a premier custom built Child Development Centre offering accessible, affordable and timely 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.   Child Development Centre, Clones, Co Monaghan   Fitted with specialist sensory integration resources, our Monaghan Child […]

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Sensational Kids, West Cork

Our 10,000 square feet Child Development Centre in Clonakilty, County Cork 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 Cork 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, West […]

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Online Therapy

A Brand New Way to Receive Sensational Kids Services Our innovative Online Care therapeutic supports leverage video conference technology to allow you to connect remotely with one of our healthcare professionals, regardless of where you’re located. Access to therapy supports for a child or adolescent can make all the difference in the world, which is why Sensational Kids is innovating to improve access to services and to look after our vulnerable children and adolescents, when clinic based services are unavailable. You can now connect with us remotely for online therapy.  From Monday 23rd March, all of our occupational therapy, speech & language therapy and play therapy sessions will be moving to online video calls using a secure healthcare video conferencing system. You can also request for a therapist to call you over the phone. Our Virtual Care services are easy to use, private, and most of all convenient. Removes accessibility […]

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Speech & Language Therapy

Welcome to Speech and Language Therapy at Sensational Kids   Are you concerned about your child’s speech? Are you concerned about your child’s ability to communicate in their use and understanding of words? Are you concerned about how your child pronounces some or all of their sounds?   If so, our Speech & Language Therapy team can help. Sensational Kids offers a blended model of online and/or in-person speech & language therapy supports for your child.   Check out our speech and language milestones information chart  below to help you determine if your child needs speech & language intervention.     Speech & Language Milestones Chart   By Age Speech and Language Skill Milestone Refer if 1 year   Your child should be using gestures, pointing, understand cause and effect, imitate sounds, be saying their first words, and be communicating with intent   Your child doesn’t cry, babble or pay […]

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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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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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Educational Psychological Assessments

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) functioning. An educational psychological assessment is the assessment required to determine if your child has dyslexia. Educational Psychological Assessments are also required to assist occupational therapists to confirm a diagnosis of dyspraxia / DCD (developmental co-ordination disorder). How long does the assessment take? The assessment session varies in length, but on average it takes 2 hours as it is quite comprehensive.  A detailed written report is supplied a few weeks after the assessment, which contains relevant history, test […]

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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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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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Hearing Tests

 Hearing Testing of Children We provide the most comprehensive Hearing Test Services in the Cork and Kerry region from our Child Development Centre in Clonakilty. If you suspect that your child may have hearing loss or if they have failed a hearing screening at the local school then it might be a good idea to book a hearing test for your child. Hearing can be assessed at any age and no child is too young to be assessed. Hearing tests are available from July 2019 at our centre in Clonakilty, West Cork and can be booked now.   Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss in Children Difficulty locating sounds. A child who does not get startled by loud sounds. Inability to produce and understand spoken words. Frequent ear infections, head colds & running nose, pulling at ears. Often asks you to repeat yourself or responds inappropriately to a question Doesn’t […]

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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: Contact Sensational Kids Child Development Centres in Kildare, Mayo, Monaghan & West Cork: KILDARE: Unit F2 Kildare Business Park, Melitta Road,  Kildare Town, County Kildare R51 R281 Phone 045 520900 Email info@sensationalkids.ie MAYO: 24 Lakeside Retail Park, Ballindine Road, Claremorris, County Mayo F12 P2H9 Phone 094 9357005 Email Claremorris@sensationalkids.ie MONAGHAN: Unit 8 Clones Business Technology Park, Clones, County Monaghan H23 P294 Phone 047 52671 Email Clones@sensationalkids.ie WEST CORK: 2nd Floor, Building G West Cork Technology Park, Clonakilty,  County Cork P85 VF62 Phone 023 887 8208 Email Clonakilty@sensationalkids.ie   ATHLONE: Educational Psychological Assessments […]

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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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