Donna Boygle

Postgraduate certificate in Advanced Sensory Integration. (Theory and intervention.  Advance Clinical Reasoning and Analysis, Advanced Treatment).  Sensory Integration network.

The Alert Programme for self regulation training.

Sensory Attachment Intervention Level 1 (completed with Eadaoin Bhreathnach. MSc. Dip COT)

Is it sensory or is it behaviour.

The SOS approach to feeding.

The Listening Programme.

Chailey Postural Management Certficate.

Bobath approach to the treatment and management of children with Cerebral Palsy.

Assessment and Treatment of sensory modulation disorders in children with different developmental disorders certificate. By Sidney Chu

Baby Yoga Instructor – Federation of Holistic Therapies

Baby Massage Instructor – Federation of Holistic Therapies.

BTEC National Diploma in Sport Science

I have been a qualified Occupational Therapist Since 2005 I have worked in paediatrics since 2008. My interest is working with children with sensory processing disorders. I worked at a Children’s Development Centre going into special schools and homes providing assessments and treatments for children with neurological conditions providing intervention to develop play skills, co-ordination and learning as well as recommending equipment and seating for children and home adaptations. I also work as an Independent Occupational Therapist working with Children who have Sensory Processing Disorders. I provide assessments and treatments, direct 1:1 therapy and put together sensory diets for the different environments a child engages in. This sensory strategies help children maintain concentration and learning, as well as helping modulate behaviours that are associated with sensory integration difficulties, whether this is sensory modulation challenges or sensory based motor disorder (dyspraxia/postural disorders).

I  have worked with and accept referrals for Children with all abilities and conditions including:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Handwriting Difficulties.
  • Neurological disorders.
  • Co-ordination difficulties.
  • Learnings difficulties.
  • Premature babies.
  • Sensory Processing difficulties
  • Developmental delay.
  • Down syndrome.

Sensory integration therapy has a unique process in that it works at a childs level through play. To learn a child has to process their sensory information, so as an Occupational Therapist I can provide a sensory enriched therapy environment where the child can learn.

Having the opportunity to offer my skills and experience to the Therapy Life Centre is a delight and I am hoping I can educate families and local services on Sensory Processing disorders, to help understand and develop awareness and ultimately to help the Child reach their full potential.

I have many other skills that help me with my role such as expertise in baby massage and baby yoga.  This medium can increase the bonding process with parent and babies, especially mothers of premature babies who want to connect with their child after a potentially difficult start to life, as well as helping with social, emotional, communication and physical development.

I  look forward to sharing this knowledge with you and working in partnership with parents, education and other professionals.

I am a member of the Health Professionals Council – Membership number OT45336, British Association of Occupational Therapists and the Sensory Network Service Sensory Integration network. I also belong to the National Handwriting Association and I am registered with BUPA.

I also provide training on what is Sensory processing and how it affects a child, as well as school and home visits to support children within these environments.