ATS Staff

We are committed to providing the highest standards of therapy in Dublin and Dundalk. We participate in continuing education opportunities locally and are also educated abroad. Our clinicians are fully qualified and certified to use the following approaches and techniques:

  • Ayres Sensory Integration
  • Electrical Modalities
  • Splinting
  • Environmental Design
  • Perceptual Motor
  • Motor learning/Control
  • NDT (Bobath approach)
  • Feeding/Oral motor control
  • Auditory based programs (The Listening Program®)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
  • Kinesiotaping
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).
Katie is from Dundalk and trained as an occupational therapist in Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2008. She has extensive experience working with children with Autism after providing home help to families with autistic children as well as volunteering with children with a variety of genetic and developmental disabilities. She completed her certification in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California (USC) and Western Psychological Services (WPS) in Miami, Florida in January 2010. Katie is trained in a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive techniques such as the CO-OP method. She frequently attends continuing professional development courses and is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI). Katie has recently been elected to the council of the AOTI. She is an active member of the Paediatric Advisory Group and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Advisory Group and often presents at conferences and study days. Katie frequently acts as clinical educator for student occupational therapists both from Ireland and abroad. She works with a variety of children from infancy to adolescence as well young adults. Katie has a special interest in the long term effects of motor coordination issues and sensory processing deficits on mental health and every-day participation and function in teenagers and young adults. She has developed the ATS teen programme TIPS.
Catherine is from Dublin and trained as an occupational therapist in Trinity College (TCD). Prior to joining the ATS team she worked in the area of stroke rehabilitation with the National Health Service (NHS) in London. Catherine has received education and training in a number of different approaches and treatment techniques including therapeutic listening, handwriting without tears, oral motor feeding and assessment/ intervention perspectives for dyspraxia/DCD. She completed her SIPT certification training with the University of Southern California (USC) and Western Psychological Services (WPS) in Indianapolis and Chicago. Catherine is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and has presented at the AOTI national conference.
Following graduation from UCD Dublin with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Linguistics, Katie completed a Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Essex in 2011. Katie provides comprehensive speech and language assessment and intervention to clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, specific language impairment, intellectual disability, ADHD, stammering and speech sound delay/disorder.
Her approach is client centred and play based creating a highly motivational learning environment that is tailored to each client’s learning style, needs and functional abilities. Katie has a special interest in working with children with sensory processing difficulties and she utilises an Ayers Sensory Integration ® approach within a play based environment with suspended and soft play equipment.
By supporting the child’s underlying sensory needs, Katie can work more effectively with children who experience difficulties sitting and attending for more traditional sit down table top therapy activities. Children who experience difficulties with sensory processing often have problems in the areas of social participation, communication, coping and adaptive skills. These are essential skills required for functional participation in every daily life. Katie is presently completing her SIPT certification from the University of Southern California and Western Psychological Services.
Marianela Datti, OT, has been a practicing occupational therapist for 9 years. She graduated as Occupational Therapist in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has taken course I [Perspectives in Sensory Integration. University of Southern California (USC)/
Western Psychological Services (WPS)] & course IV [Sensory Integration Intervention University of Southern California(USC)/Western Psychological Services (WPS)] of the Sensory Integration Certification courses, as well as other courses related to Assessment in Sensory Integration [Gustavo Reinoso]. (Mexico)]; ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis); NDT or Neurodevelopmental Treatment (Bobath); Neuropsychology; and Handwriting without tears (HWT).
Mane has worked as an OT with people with a variety of disabilities/diagnoses including, developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder and developmental delay; both in Argentina and in Mexico. She brings with her a wide range of experience in paediatrics and with adolescents. She has also worked as a volunteer for children with developmental and genetic disabilities for over 10 years. She is passionate about increasing awareness and understanding about childhood development. She has received her validation from the Department of Health to work as an occupational therapist in the Republic of Ireland and is a member of AOTI and WFOT.
Rebecca is a native of Dundalk, County Louth. She completed her undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy in Trinity College Dublin. During the course of her degree, Rebecca undertook research on the effects of stammering. Her research project was subsequently awarded ‘highly commended’ at the international Undergraduate Awards 2014. Following graduation, Rebecca worked in a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders where her responsibilities included promoting functional communication development and implementing individual education plans. She also volunteered in Rehabcare, working with individuals with broad spectrum of learning abilities. Rebecca has experience assessing and treating children with a range of abilities and needs including those with Autism Spectum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Specific Speech and Language Disorders. She is a registered member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK.
Mairéad is from Meath and trained as an occupational therapist in University College Cork. Prior to studying occupational therapy Mairéad completed a diploma in sports therapy, special needs assisting and understanding special needs. She has taken course I (Perspectives in Sensory Integration) and course IV (Sensory Integration Intervention) with the University of Southern California (USC)/ Western Psychological Services (WPS). Mairéad is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) and the Health & Social Care Professionals Council (CORU).
Mairéad joined the team in ATS in September 2015 and in that time has worked with a variety of clients – from toddlers to teenagers. She has experience working with children with a variety of disabilities and difficulties. Mairead has a keen interest in continuing professional development and continues to expand her therapeutic repertoire.
Marguerite is the Advance Therapy Systems office manager, she joined ATS team in May 2009 and is based in the clinic in Dundalk. Marguerite 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.

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.
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.