Emma O’Riordan, BSc OT, Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids, Kildare Town

Emma is a graduate of University College Cork, where she graduated with a first class honours degree in Occupational Therapy. Emma has a keen interest in hippotherapy and recently completed Hippotherapy training in the USA by attending the American Hippotherapy Association approved Level I Treatment Principles facilitated by Bonnie Cunningham, MA, PT, HPCS, in New York in August 2018. Emma’s pediatric occupational therapy experience includes a practice placement at a private therapy setting where she assessed clients, designed and implemented individual and group intervention, educated parents and teachers and learned sensory integration strategies.

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, BSc. (hons) in Occupational Therapy from UCC

 

Professional Memberships

  • AOTI member (Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland)
  • CORU (organisation for regulating health and social care professionals)
  • AHA American Hippotherapy Association, Inc

 

Continuous Professional Development Courses Completed

 

  • Therapeutic Listening – Listening With The Whole Body
    A Two Day Workshop Presented By Sheila Frick OTR/L
  • Clinical Reasoning For Occupational Therapists, With training in The SpIRiT
    (Sensory Processing/Integration, Reasoning Tool) of Paediatric OT©
    Devised and Copyrighted by Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L & Angela Sauer Graf, MS, OTR/L, with Kaitlin Dollard, MS, OTR/L, Emily Marshall, MS, OTR/L, Ruth Meissner, CCC-SLP and Jess Rempel, MOT, OTR/L
    A Three Day Workshop Presented by Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L
  • DIR/Floortime; The action is in the interaction! Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship based model; Integrating the neurological and emotional development of the child. Presented by Mari Caulfield Speech & Language Therapist, Kathy Walmsley Occupational Therapist & DR. Barbara Kalmanson, Clinical Psychologist & Special Educator-Guest (May  2019)
  • An Introduction to Assessing & Teaching Social Skills, presented by Alex Kelly & Amy Green, November 2018
  • Handwriting Without Tears (2018)
  • American Hippotherapy Association approved Level I Treatment Principles facilitated by Bonnie Cunningham, MA, PT, HPCS, in New York in August 2018
  • Hand Hygiene, HSE (2017)
  • Motivational Interviewing (2016)
  • Occupational First Aid, Order of Malta (2017)
  • Fire Safety (2017)
  • ALISON work ergonomics online course (2015)
  • SafeTalk, Living Works Education (2017)
  • Healthcare21 Seating Clinic & Invacare Seating Clinic (2017)

 

Occupational Therapy Appointments

To make an appointment to see Emma O’Riordan, Occupational Therapist at Sensational Kids please phone Sensational Kids on 045 520900