Sarah Crowley, Paediatric Occupational Therapist, at Sensational Kids, West Cork

Sarah Crowley joined our occupational therapy team at our Child Development Centre in Clonakilty, West Cork in January 2019, having graduated from Queen Margaret University,  Edinburgh with an MSc in Occupational Therapy. Sarah’s work experience includes working as a Youth Support Worker with Lothian Autistic Society, as a Health Care Assistant with Le Cheile, Cope Foundation Cork, which included the provision of care and support using a child-centred approach within a respite centre for children with learning disabilities and/or autism. In addition, Sarah has  volunteered in Cope’s children’s respite unit supporting children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to engage in meaningful activities, as well as volunteering as a summer camp leader for children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism at Co-Action, and as a literacy mentor, with Suas Education Development.

Since joining our team at Sensational Kids, Sarah has completed several continuous professional development training courses including Ayres Sensory Integration, Floortime, Handwriting Without Tears and Therapeutic Listening.

Sarah has already completed training in Ayres Sensory Integration and is currently completing training to become an Ayres Sensory Integration Practitioner.  Ayres Sensory Integration is evidence based, accredited and internationally recognised training for sensory integration.


Professional Qualifications

  • 2016- 2018 M.Sc.: Occupational Therapy
    Queen Margaret University – Edinburgh
    MSc Dissertation Title: “Exploring the Experiences of Adolescent Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    when using mobile-app Based Devices to Promote Performance of Activities of Daily Living”
  • 2012- 2015 Bachelor of Science: Social Science
    University College Cork – Cork

Professional Memberships

AOTI member (Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland)
CORU (Organisation for regulating health and social care professionals in Ireland)


Continuous Professional Development Courses Completed

Ayres Sensory Integration Module 1; Online Sensory Integration Theory, The Sensory Project

Ayres Sensory Integration Module 2 Comprehensive Assessments in Sensory Integration

DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and DIR Floortime -Jeffrey J.Guenzel MA, LPC, Chief Executive Officer, ICDL

Assessing Play ToP to TOES presented by Anita Bundy

Handwriting Without Tears
Presented by Tania Ferrandino OTR/L

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

Get Konnected Autism and Social Skills Training course,  delivered by Evaleen Whelton

Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding issues delivered by Pediatric Feeding Institute



Appointments for Occupational Therapy at Sensational Kids, Clonakilty, West Cork


Appointments are available at Sensational Kids, West Cork Technology Park, Clonakilty, Co Cork

To book an appointment for occupational therapy for your child, phone Sensational Kids on 023 887 8208