Eoin Stuart is a seven-year-old boy who attends weekly occupational therapy sessions to help develop skills that are necessary for school.
Mary Ward, an Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids in Clones has been working with Eoin for the past few months: “The skills that we are helping Eoin develop for school include his fine motor skills, so holding his pencil and doing his buttons and zips. We also work with him to develop his concentration, organisation and social skills, so things like turn-taking, sharing and listening skills. Eoin has made wonderful progress since starting occupational therapy a couple of months ago and I can already see a significant difference in his own self confidence. I feel privileged working in this role; working with children and their families making a real difference in their lives developing skills that are necessary for both home and in school.”
Eoin’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.