Ann Norton manages the Clare Crusaders Children's Clinic on a voluntary basis. She is a mother of 3 and her oldest daughter Nicole has Cerebral Palsy. Ann is also a Reflexolgist with over 16 years experience and provides 10 hours per week of reflexology to children attending the clinic. Ann is also involved in various fund-raising projects and has done so since the inception of the charity. If you are planning on organising a fund-raising event for the Clare Crusaders Children's Clinic, please contact 0656896015 or theclarecrusaders [at] gmail [dot] com beforehand to have all details centrally available.
Our Physiotherapist caseload consists of children with Developmental Coordination Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Physiotherapy aims to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.Provides effective, evidence based interventions which are individually tailored to each child. She works closely with the multidisciplinary team at Clare Crusaders to ensure each child receives comprehensive treatment and care.
Our speech and language therapist will provide a thorough assessment to establish both your child’s speech, language and communication needs and their strengths. An individualized evidence-based intervention program will be created based on these findings.Our SLT works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team which includes teachers and other therapists both within and outside the clinic as appropriate. She promotes open communication with parents and guardians and works with them to find the right supports for their child.
Our CORU registered Occupational Therapist, specialising in Paediatrics.
As an Occupational Therapist, our OT focuses on helping children and adolescents complete meaningful activities that occupy their time. This includes supporting her clients to learn, develop, and adapt their skills, to increase their confidence and engagement in the childhood occupational areas of selfcare, education and play. Our OT works cohesively not only with the team but with the child’s community as a whole; promoting inclusion, awareness and understanding among family members, caregivers and educators. We use a child and family centred-approach to guide her planning and seeks creative evidence-based interventions to support her clients.