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Jennifer Nolan is our Senior Speech & Language Therapist. She is registered with CORU (SL 009259) and a member of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Speech and Language Therapy from UCC and has been working in the area of SLT almost 8 years. She has been in private practice (including work in Rainbow Club privately) since 2015 and regularly attend CPD courses.
We are delighted to introduce to you all to Aileen O Brien our new Speech & Language Therapist that has taken up the role for Jennifer who is on maternity leave. We wanted to welcome her to our family and look forward to working with her. Aileen has an Amazing Amount of Experience and we are excited to have her work with all our wonderful families. Aileen’s Background and experience speaks for itself and the amazing places she has worked over her 11 years.
Qualifications. Trinity College Dublin, Postgrad Diploma Clinical Speech & Language Studies (Dysphagia)
University College Cork, Batchelor of Science (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy.
Practicing Member of the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists.
Caroline holds a masters in Art Therapy and a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design. She has gained extensive experience working with both adults and children.
A referral can be made for Art Therapy session for variety of reasons, including: Anxiety, Depression, Personal or family trauma, Emotional difficulties, Behavioural issues, Challenging behaviour, Self-injurious behaviour, Emotional regulation, Sensory or processing difficulties, Suicidal thoughts or suicidal ideation.
Caroline will available for any person in need of support through art therapy and we are delighted to say that the service is also open to the public.
Student Councillor Sharon O Brien is doing her placement here with us while completing her final hours to achieving BSc in Counselling and Psycotherapy with PCI College. Sharon will be available to meet parents & adults over 18 years here at Rainbow Club. This will be a 1/1 support and available to any parent that needs this support. Sharon has taken part in Covid19 training and will follow all guidelines set out by the club in relation to Covid19. She will follow all protocols set out by PCI insuring the strictest of confidence and respect the privacy of every person she engages with.
At the Rainbow Club, we help the children develop their social skills using a wide range of activities such as:
There are over 57 volunteers who give their time freely to help run the club. All our staff and volunteers are Garda vetted and some work with or have children who are on the spectrum.
Volunteers are certified in:
Our coach Billy, will mentor, support and guide the child or young adult with challenges that impact their lives, giving them a safe place to be able to work through overwhelming challenges or difficulties they are struggling with.
With so much uncertainty in our world right now children and young adults are struggling to understand their place in it. Everyday things that we take for granted can be difficult for people with autism to navigate. Society and its complexities can be hard to navigate and understand.
This programme aims to provide children and young adults with what they need when they need it. Each person will be encouraged and helped to explore their interests and hobbies. It will also challenge the person to look at their own emotions and try to understand why they feel the way they do. The child or young adult will also be given guidance on how to manage meltdowns in a positive and safe way.
Other goals this programme hopes to achieve;