We are committed to providing the highest standards of therapy in our Dublin and Dundalk clinics. We participate in continuing education opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. All our clinicians are registered with the appropriate professional bodies and registered with CORU.
All our staff undergo Children First child protection training.
Our clinicians are trained in the following approaches and techniques;
Ayres Sensory Integration
The Hanen Programme
Environmental Design and Housing assessment
NDT (Bobath approach)
Feeding/Oral motor control
Auditory based programs (The Listening Program®)
Marie is a co-founder and owner of Advance Therapy Systems Ltd
Marie graduated as an occupational therapist in Ireland and has over 35 years clinical experience. She completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy in Trinity College Dublin in 2012. Her thesis was on the impact of participation in Gaelic games on assessment results of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.
Her experience includes working both as a clinician and a manager in the National Health Service in Northern Ireland (NHS) and in the Health Service Executive (HSE). She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with several populations including paediatrics, intellectual disability, acute care, elderly care, and primary care. Her areas of expertise include environmental assessments and seating assessments. She has certificates in health service management from the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) and the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT). She completed her certification in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California (USC)/Western Psychological Services (WPS) in the United States (USA). Marie is actively involved in the professional body AOTI and is currently a member of the Housing Advisory Committee. Outside the work place Marie is involved in a women’s groups and counselling
Tricia graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Occupational Therapy in 2003. Prior to this she obtained a degree in Social Psychology from the University of Ulster. She has experience in a variety of settings including working with children with chronic illness as well as physical and intellectual disabilities. Tricia has obtained certification as a Sensory Integration Practitioner from the University of Ulster. She has further education and training in the areas of Counselling, Handwriting without Tears, Sensory Issues and Feeding and LAMH. Tricia is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Sensory Integration Network (UK and Ireland) and Down Syndrome Ireland. As a mother to five children, Tricia is also a member of her local school’s Parent-Teacher Association and is trained as a Foróige Leader.
Áine is from Tipperary and started working at Advance Therapy Systems in August 2017. She studied to be an occupational therapist at University College Cork and graduated in June 2017. During her time at University, Áine was awarded a UCC Quercus College Scholarship in 2015 and 2016, and an NUI Student Award, the Dr H. H. Stewart Occupational Therapy Scholarship, in 2016. Her final year project explored Outdoor Play and Preschool Children with ASD, and was completed with a peer research partner under the supervision of Dr Helen Lynch. Áine has experience as a volunteer Literacy Mentor, having tutored boys at a disadvantaged primary school in Cork city through the SUAS Paired-reading Literacy Programme in 2017. She also worked as a Care and Activity Volunteer at a residential summer camp for adults with Spina Bifida (SHINE programme) in 2014. Áine spent an 8-week student placement at the Neonatal Unit and Infant Wards at Cork University Hospital, gaining valuable experience of working with babies with a variety of complex medical conditions. Áine currently treats children of all ages and with a range of abilities at ATS in Santry. Aine completed her certification in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California in 2019. She also completed Introduction to DIR and DIRFloortime, and training in the Test of Playfulness (ToP) and Test of Environmental Supportiveness (TOES) devised by Anita Bundy.
Marlene is originally from Portugal and has trained as an occupational therapist in the School of Allied Health Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Porto graduating in 2012. After she finished her undergraduate qualification she enrolled in a Masters Degree in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto. Marlene’s thesis called “Open Door to Mental Health” was an intervention program to fight the stigma of mental health difficulties in secondary schools. Marlene has worked in many different clinical fields including psychiatric and mental health services, psychosocial rehabilitation centres, intellectual disabilities day services and community based settings. Marlene started in Advance Therapy Systems in 2017, and has extensive experience working with children with a variety of diagnosis.
Marlene is finishing her final module in Sensory Integration Course from Sensory Integration Network (UK & Ireland) – Ulster University. She recently completed the Handwriting without tears training conducted by Tania Ferrandino, OTR/L, Licensed Occupational Therapist.
Adrienne joined the Advance Therapy Systems administration team in March 2014 and is based in the clinic in Santry. Adrienne will be happy to answer any queries you have regarding the services provided by ATS Ltd.
Stephen Murphy is the financial adviser to Advance Therapy Systems.
Jenny is from Dublin and started working at Advance Therapy Systems in March 2019. She graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Prior to this she completed an honours degree in Social Science in University College Dublin. Jenny has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, developmental coordination disorder, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, developmental delay and intellectual disability. Jenny also has experience working as an Occupational Therapist in different clinical settings which include rehabilitation and intellectual disabilities. During her years in college she spent time volunteering in organisations for individuals with intellectual disabilities such as Cheeverstown House and the Arch Club, facilitating group outings and activities. Prior to qualifying as an Occupational Therapist, Jenny worked as an instructor/ community facilitator in Saint John of God, Carmona Services, with older adults, supporting and facilitating community participation. Jenny is keen on continuing her professional development and has completed courses such as, an introduction to DIR and DIR Floortime and Module 1 of the Sensory Integration course, University of Southern California, and is currently working on Module 2.
Niall is from Dublin and trained as an Occupational Therapist in the University of Derby. He previously completed a BA at Maynooth University in Political Science and History. Niall won the intervarsity kickboxing championship at -80kg and has played Gaelic football, hurling, rugby and enjoys distance running. Prior to joining ATS in March 2019, Niall worked as a recovery support worker in a special rehabilitation unit with long stay mental health patients. Niall has completed work experience working with the Central Remedial Clinic and the Irish Wheelchair Association and has previously volunteered with Special Olympics Ireland. Niall has completed a QQI level 3 certification in Irish Sign Language, Introduction to DIR Floortime, Sleep with Disability and Sensory Integration Module 1 and is currently working on Module 2. Niall has completed clinical practice placements in the areas of acute and palliative care, mental health recovery and rehabilitation and hand therapy.
Laura is from Longford and started working in Advance Therapy Systems in September 2019. She has recently graduated from NUI Galway with a degree in Occupational Therapy, where she was also awarded two Excellence Scholarship Awards both in 2015 and 2016. In her final year at University, Laura spent an 8-week clinical placement working on an Early Intervention Team with children between the ages of 0-5 years with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, intellectual disability, dyspraxia and developmental delay. Laura also has placement experience in the areas of mental health, stroke rehabilitation and adult primary care services. Laura has worked in several summer camps for children, including volunteer work in a summer camp for children with ASD, as well as language and horse-riding camps. Laura has completed Module One of the Lámh sign language course and hopes to complete additional modules to expand on her training.
Lynn, who is from Clare, joined the team at Advance Therapy Systems in May 2019. She studied as a Speech and Language Therapist at City University of London where she completed a Post-Graduate Diploma as well as a Masters and graduated in 2018. Lynn’s Masters project focused on the effects of stammering on the communication attitude of children and explored standardised assessment. Prior to her career as a Speech and Language Therapist, Lynn completed a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and graduated in 2013. Additionally, Lynn has completed courses including; Lámh Module One, Basic Irish Sign Language and C.P.R./A.E.D & Emergency First Aid. Lynn has most recently completed the DIR 101 Floortime Training as well as the Exploring Play in Speech and Language Therapy course. Lynn is CORU registered and is a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT). Lynn has experience in providing therapy to children, teenagers and adults with a range of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. Lynn currently treats children of all ages and with a range of abilities at ATS. Lynn is a member of a local running club and enjoys entering mini marathons in her free time.
Róisín is from Galway and trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in Trinity College Dublin. She joined the Advance Therapy Systems team in 2019. Róisín has previous experience working with children, adolescents and adults across a variety of clinical settings including primary care, mental health, acute hospitals and rehabilitation. She has worked with clients who presented with a range of diagnoses including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and various communication and swallowing difficulties. Róisin has a keen interest in ADHD and completed her undergraduate thesis on perceptions of ADHD amongst healthcare professionals.
Róisín has completed LÁMH Module 1 training and has completed courses in Six Steps to Success with Grace App and Exploring Play in Speech and Language Therapy. She is CORU registered and a member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. Róisín previously trained as a lifeguard. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking and travelling, and has volunteered as a swimming instructor for children with ASD, at a children’s camp and as a homework tutor.
Loretta is on the administration team here at Advance Therapy Systems alongside Adrienne, she joined ATS in April 2019. Loretta is originally from England where she studied at the University of Bedfordshire and received a BSc Honours Degree in Sports Therapy. She also has qualifications in Sport and Exercise Science, Gym Instruction and Sports Injuries. She will do her best to answer your queries and assist you with scheduling.