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Sandra O'Connor BSc:

Sandra has over 25 years' experience as an Occupational Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin and has worked in Ireland and America. Sandra is a registered member of C.O.R.U. and a member of the Association of Occupational Therapy of Ireland. She is also a qualified children’s yoga teacher and is currently completing her diploma in Mindfulness. Sandra works with children from age 5 years of age and upwards attending mainstream school.


Sandra’s experience, training, and skills working in a variety of settings enables her to understand the individual needs of children and their families. Sandra is passionate about working with children and their families and helping them understand their unique and individual brain and body. Treatment focuses on helping her clients understand their strengths and explore and learn strategies to support them to succeed with their daily occupations at home, school or their extracurricular activities. Sandra has a particular interest in supporting children, adolescents and their families in the area of regulation and social learning.


Sandra has extensive experience working with children and young adults with diagnosis including Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), Autism, A.D.H.D and Motor Dysgraphia. She believes strongly in evidence based practice and ongoing training and education to support her assessment practices and intervention. Areas of training and ongoing education include:  Regulation; Social Leaning Methodology (including Social Detective and Superflex programs); Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing; Visual Perceptual assessment and treatment; Handwriting assessment, intervention and assistive technology; Executive Function; Co-op Training; Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Mindfulness.



Feedback from parents highlight her personal strengths for working with children:


“A pleasure to work with, listens to parents concerns and engages with the children in a fun and caring manner”

“She offers great practical advice that is relevant to the needs of each child”

“Sessions are faultless and of high standard”

“She engages with children in a way we have never experienced before”

“Great professionalism and special way to engage with children”

“Our recent online sessions with Sandra have been an amazing experience… our program has continued with Sandra’s usual kindness and attention to my daughter’s needs, with the added fun experience of engaging on screen”

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