Public Lectures -

A sample of the lectures and workshops given by Dr Dorothy Armstrong:

  • Helping primary school children with issues such as Dyspraxia, Asperger's, ADHD, ADD prepare to transition to secondary school
  • Helping children with special needs transition into primary school
  • Study Skills for children and teenagers with Dyslexia and/or Dyspraxia
  • Helping Children and Teens with Asperger’s make friends
  • Helping your child deal with anxiety
  • Dealing with Handwriting Issues
  • Managing Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Bully-Proofing for children and adolescents with issues such as Dyspraxia, Asperger's, ADHD, ADD
  • Asperger's Syndrome in Girls
  • Selective Mutism in Children
  • Helping Children and Teenagers with Anxiety
  • Smart but Scattered: Executive Disfunction in Children and Teenagers
  • Assertiveness for Teenagers and Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome
  • Workshop for primary school children on acceptance of difference and anti-bullying. (this has been done with each class year from Junior infants to sixth class)
  • Building self-esteem in your child
  • Anger management and Strategies for managing and preventing out of control behaviours (meltdowns) in children with conditions such as Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
  • Self-care for Carers
  • Helping your child to sleep
  • Transitioning to Third Level and beyond

Conference Presentations

Dr Dorothy Armstrong has presented the following at professional conferences:

  • 2010 'Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference' Developmental Co-ordination Disorder - Capturing the Complexity
  • 2009 'Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference' Occupational Therapy with children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder. What's best practice?
  • 2008 'Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference' Workshop on using the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance in clinical practice
  • 2007 '17th Biennial Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children University of Warwick, UK' Education, inclusion and academically gifted children in the Irish Republic
  • 2003 'Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference' Workshop on Research Skills for Occupational Therapists
  • 1999 'British Association of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Liverpool, UK' Paper presenting the results of my M. Sc. research entitled: Are we trying to stop a haemorrhage with a Band-Aid? Use of Clients' Environments by Occupational Therapists working in Ireland in Mental Health
  • 1999 'The Association of Occupational Therapists in Mental Health - 3rd Annual Conference Oxford, UK' Workshop on Practical Research for Occupational Therapists in Mental Health
  • 1997 'Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Annual Conference' Workshop on the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure