Mari Caulfield – Speech & Language Therapist
Mari consults to the school regularly. She provides ongoing staff and parent training. Her training of the staff is in the areas of good practice in relation to communication skills development and other areas such as LÁMH, DIR Floortime ™ Mari Caulfield is a Speech and Language Therapist and Trainer with over 30 years experience in the areas of generalised speech and language disorders, developmental delays and disorders, intellectual disability and autism. She is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, Irish Association of Speech and Language therapists in Private Practice, Royal college of Speech and Language Therapists, UK, and is registered by the Health Professional Council (HPC) in UK. Mari has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in health care organisations and voluntary bodies in Ireland. Working collaboratively with team members, including other therapists, medical professionals, educators and parents, Mari encourages the sharing of experience and expertise amongst team members to ensure optimum quality of intervention for the child and family.
Jennifer Holloway is a psychologist who graduated from National University of Ireland, Maynooth with a PhD. Her research investigated the outcomes of a theory of language and cognition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and typically developing children. She is a certified Behaviour Analyst at Doctorate level with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. She has been working for over 14 years in the application of behaviour analysis to the treatment of developmental disorders and intellectual disability. Jennifer was director of education for a government funded ABA school for the treatment of children with ASD for 5 years and subsequently opened and directed an Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention pre-school for children with ASD for 6 years. Jennifer has treated young children and adolescents with differential diagnoses and has worked extensively as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Jennifer has a strong interest in developing family supports for individuals with developmental disorders and establishing social networks for children within mainstream education. Jennifer has trained many individuals to use ABA to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disorders.
Suzanne Moran is an Occupational Therapist who has been working for 17 years in the areas of Physical and Sensory disabilities and Intellectual Disability. She has a Masters in Assistive Technology and has trained extensivey in the area of Sensory Integration. She has worked on a variety or multi and transdisciplinary teams within various voluntary bodies. Much of her work currently involves collaborating with families, teachers and school staff to look at optimising learning environments for children with additional support needs. She has completed extensive in the DIR Floor Time Model of intervention in the USA. She has completed her training in the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, the gold standard in Sensory Integration assessment. She currently works part time as a Senior Occupational Therapist on a school age team supporting chidren with complex disabilities within a voluntary body in Limerick.