Our Staff


Roisin Flynn

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Roisin Flynn (Bsc OT) qualified in 2000 from The University of Ulster and has 20 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist.

She has recently joined the team at Real Connections in Nutgrove and has worked with both adults and children in a wide range of different services ranging from acute general hospitals to spinal and brain injury rehabilitation units.

Roisin has four years of experience working with children with a range of different conditions, such as Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD / Dyspraxia).

She has a keen interest in coordination disorders and sensory processing and is working towards achieving her Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy.

Additional relevant training:
The administration of the Bayley infant and Toddler Scales of Development (Bayley-3)

Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS-2)

Sensory Integration module 1

Integrating Neuro-developmental Treatment with Sensory Integration Therapy.


Laura Melia

Speech and Language Therapist

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2016 with a Bsc. (Hons) from Trinity College, Dublin.

I have three years experience working with children 2 – 18 years presenting with speech sound disorders/delays, Developmental Language Disorders (DLD), fluency difficulties (stammering/stuttering), voice disorders and social communication difficulties. I carried out my undergraduate research in the area of ASD as it’s a big area of interest of mine, as is the area of fluency. My passion for yoga and mindfulness also influences the way in which I work with children and their families.

Depending on the communication difficulty that a child presents with, Speech and Language Therapy can take the form of direct intervention with the child or coaching parents and teachers in the use of various strategies to facilitate speech, language, fluency and social communication development.
One of my aims, as a speech and language therapist, is always to help families and other important players in the child’s life to gain a greater understanding of the child’s communication difficulties so they can become empowered to help by using the valuable skills they already have.

I am a full member of the IASLT (Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists) and am registered with CORU. I am certified in Hanen More Than Words, Palin Family Communications Therapy, Elkan (5-11 years) and Lámh Module One. I also completed my 200hr yoga teacher training with YogaHub, Dublin in 2019.


Sinead Kilroy

Office Manager

I graduated college in 2008 with a Bachelor degree in Tourism Marketing. I have vast experience working in administrative roles, mainly in Advertising and Marketing. I gained a lot of managerial experience in Australia where I worked for a large Outdoor advertising company.

I’m excited to be part of the Real Connections team and to see it grow into a multi disciplinary team. I am enthusiastic about supporting families and giving their children the tools to succeed.


Bronagh Hever

Occupational Therapist

I am a qualified Occupational Therapist with a BSc. (Hons) in OT from Trinity College Dublin. I have a range of experience working with children aged 0-18 with a number of neurodevelopmental as well as neurological conditions. I have a keen interest in conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

I have always loved working with children and feel very passionate about the services Occupational Therapists can offer to children and families. I feel very strongly about supporting and advocating for the neurodivergent community and their families to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met. 

I am really looking forward to working with the children and families attending Real Connections and supporting them to engage optimally in their day to day occupations and lives! 


Emma O’Connor

Occupational Therapist

I am a graduated Occupational Therapist with a BSc. (Hons) in OT from Trinity College Dublin. I worked with children aged 2-18, with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia, and Global Developmental Delay. I gained experience in both one on one and group sessions, Sensory Integration and DIR Floortime. 

I feel very strongly about paediatric occupational therapy, with a particular interest in early intervention, ASD and sensory integration. I am really excited to begin my journey here at Real Connections, to work with such a fantastic team and support children and their families to be able to succeed in childhood and going forward!