Marianela Datti

Clinical Director and Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Marianela Datti (Mane) BSc. (Hons) OT, Advanced Practitioner of Ayres Sensory Integration® and DIR-Floortime. Mane has been a practicing occupational therapist for more than 20 years in the paediatric field. She graduated as BSc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapist in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and has completed several post-graduate studies including Neuropsychology in Child Development, Neuroscience, Integrative Approach in Autism (the new science of Brain-Gut Connection and all the medical conditions associated with autism and regressions in their development) and The Alert Programme® among others. 

Mane has worked in Argentina, Mexico and Republic of Ireland, across different settings including Public Health Services (HSE) and within the private sector. She has an extensive experience providing assessment and therapeutic intervention to people with a variety of disabilities/diagnoses including autism, dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and developmental delay. Mane has also delivered workshops and training for professionals, teachers and parents. She is passionate about increasing awareness and understanding about childhood development, neuroscience and quality of life. She is trained in Special Yoga and Mindfulness for children with ASD, ADHD and learning difficulties and she is interested in improving family and client’s participation in daily activities and independence. Mane continually participates in ongoing professional development. Currently she is involved in the EASI project as a normative data collection tester for EASI (Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration) in the Republic of Ireland. She has full registration with CORU and she is member of AOTI and WFOT.

Our Staff

Roisin Flynn
Paediatric Occupational Therapist

I qualified as an OT with Bsc in Occupational Therapy from The University of Ulster in 2000.



Bronagh Hever
Occupational Therapist

I am a qualified Occupational Therapist with a BSc. (Hons) in OT from Trinity College Dublin.  

Katie Fleming
Occupational Therapist

I am a qualified Occupational Therapist with a MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Limerick.

Dearbhla Forkan
Occupational Therapist

I am a qualified Occupational Therapist with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Lorena Degue
Occupational Therapist
I graduated as a BSc. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Janan Abir
Special Education Teacher

I am a special needs teacher in early years and preschools (ages 3 to 9 years). 

Adriana Alvarez

I graduated in Universidad Del Salvador Argentina with a BSc. Business Administration degree.

Sinead Kilroy
Office Manager

I graduated college in 2008 with a Bachelor degree in Tourism Marketing. I have vast experience working in administrative roles.

Real Connections Therapy Services

The mission of Real Connections Therapy Services is to provide the highest quality therapy services in an environment that is playful, compassionate, respectful, and supportive to our clients and their families, enabling each child to reach his/her full potential and be happy in this world.

The owner of Real Connections has more than 17 years of paediatric therapy experience, and combine their respected practices to provide these comprehensive services.

In Real Connections we treat children, not disabilities. With that in mind, we develop individual treatment plans that are designed to meet the needs of each child in order to maximise development and independence with daily living skills

Emma O’Connor
Occupational Therapist

I am a graduated Occupational Therapist with a BSc. (Hons) in OT from Trinity College Dublin.

Real Connections offers a multidisciplinary team with highly skilled therapists who are supported with continuous professional development and clinical supervision. Our team work together as a team to support your child

Using combined approaches such as Sensory Integration, DIR Floortime, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Training Task, motor control, yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Family education and home programming are an integral part of a child’s progress and the therapeutic process.


Some testimonials from parents​