What we do

Specialised Programme

Feeding Programme (Based on the SOS approach to feeding)


The SOS Approach focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. The program allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of the child; then moving on to touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods.

Seating, housing assessment & adaptation



Clinical Services Cork offers a number of specialized services and activities, including:
  • Prescription & provision of seating, night positioning and seated mobility equipment such as buggies and wheelchairs (purchase/provision of equipment can be applied under the Mobility Aids & Equipment Grant scheme)  
  • An Assessment and Equipment Provision Service
  • Posture management and mobility
  • Housing assessment and a recommendation for a housing adaptation to make the home more accessible to persons with a disability. This can be applied under the Housing Adaptation Grant (HAG) scheme.

DIR / Floortime (Developmental, Individual, Relationship Approach) 


DIR Floortime is a specific technique to both follow the child’s natural emotional interests (lead) and at the same time challenge the child towards greater and greater mastery of the social, emotional, and intellectual capacities.

With young children these playful interactions may occur on the floor, but go on to include conversations and interactions in other places. DIRFloortime® emphasizes the critical role of parents and other family members because of the importance of their emotional relationships with the child.