Ollwyn is a 39 year old busy single mum of two wonderful boys, Alex (aged 7) and Matthew (aged 9). As well as being a mum, Ollwyn has a Masters in Education and works as a Neurological Developmental Therapist (brain development). She also lectures in Trinity College Dublin and for Hibernia College.
Ollwyn trained as a Neurological Developmental Therapist 14 years ago through INPP in Chester, UK and has been working with children and adults with learning and behavioural difficulties since then. She is a firm believer that the general rise in mild learning difficulties noted by the Dept. of Education is linked to the fact that there is an increase in non-crawlers.
Crawling is such an important stage of development that it is not OK for it to be missed. Ollwyn believes that modern floor coverings are a causal factor. Wood, tile and laminate floors are better for the respiratory system; however they offer no traction for little ones. They slip, slibe, bump and bruise themselves – many little ones then give up trying.
Ollwyn is so passionate about crawling and passing on this information to parents that she developed the Crawl Suits - empowering parents to help their little ones crawl safely and successfully.
Masters in Education in NUIM (M. Ed)
Degree in Science from NUI Maynooth (B. Sc)
Higher Diploma in Education from UCD (H. Dip Ed)
Certificate in Psychology from NUIM ( Cert. Psy)
Trained as a Neurological Developmental Therapist with the Institute of Physiological Psychology (INPP) in Chester, UK, in 2000.
Trained Johansen Sound Therapist (JST)
Trained in Sensory Integration through INPP, Scotland.
A trainer of trainers/conference facilitator/ trainer of Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice (RP/RJ)
Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Hibernia College.