Sensational Kids Clinical Services

Sensational Kids provides a range of child development services in Ireland for children and adolescents of all ages and all abilities, including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, play therapy, educational psychological assessments, hippotherapy, and hearing tests.

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Play Therapist joins our Clonakilty team

Grainne Warren (Dip Play Therapy NUIG) joined our Sensational Kids family in Clonakilty in March. She has over 16 years experience working as a special needs assistant in primary school and is passionate about supporting children in reaching their full potential. Play therapy is an effective and suitable intervention for children aged 3 and above who are experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional and behavioural problems. It is an extremely useful way to help children recover and heal from stressful and traumatic experiences. Play therapy provides a safe, confidential and caring environment which allows a child to play with as few limits as possible, but as many as deemed necessary to enable them to express themselves safely and understand their feelings (of sadness, anger, frustration) without the need for an explanation. The child makes all their decisions in the playroom and the therapist follows their lead. In doing this, […]

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We have our boy back

Jamie’s Story – “We have our boy back” My son Jamie first came to Sensational Kids nearly one year ago and what a year it has been. We first came as Jamie was having horrible thoughts and wanted to hurt himself, pulling terrible tantrums, and as an eight-year-old, they were very hard to handle. When I rang Sensational Kids to explain my case I was at my last wits. I got in touch with Yvonne and she has been like an angel ever since. They saw how much Jamie needed guidance. We were in for our first visit the next week and since then he has been going from strength to strength, from a child that wouldn’t go into school, and hated everyone around him and himself. Jamie has been doing play therapy with Yvonne. He loves it and can’t wait to come in. Yvonne has been talking to Jamie […]

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