Many children with Down syndrome present difficulties with fine motor, gross motor skills and sensory issues which affect their ability to engage in daily activities. An Occupational Therapist works with children to help them gain the functional skills they require to achieve their maximum potential at school, home and in play/social activities. OT sessions are fun, creative and stimulating for a child’s development, which not only develops skill, but also boosts self-esteem.
If you have a question about Occupational Therapy with regards to your child, Ellie would be delighted to chat with you. Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org / (01) 661 8000.
Ellie Reilly is an enthusiastic Paediatric Occupational Therapist from Dublin.
Ellie set up the Occupational Therapy Department at The Down Syndrome Centre in April 2015. She has an honours degree in social care and a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Ellie has over ten years’ experience working with children with disabilities across a wide variety of settings including the home, school and clinic based.
Ellie is committed to continuing professional development, and has undergone training in Sensory Integration, feeding difficulties, Lámh, Handwriting Without Tears and assistive technology. She is HPC registered and an AOTI member.