Olive Buckeridge

Olive Buckeridge has recently joined the Members Support Team as our Early Years Specialist. Olive is also an experienced speech and language therapist with a particular interest in early year’s development. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has most recently worked in Down Syndrome Ireland’s Limerick branch where she developed and provided specific intervention programmes. She has also provided specific training to preschool and primary school teachers to promote children with Down syndrome’s successful transition from preschool to primary school. Olive works with children and families to support them throughout their early years up to and including their transition to primary school. She is available to provide advice and support to parents from early development, early intervention services and early childhood Read More

Olive Buckeridge - Early Years Specialist

Early Years Specialist

Olive Buckeridge has recently joined the Members Support Team as our Early Years Specialist. Olive is also an experienced speech and language therapist with a particular interest in early year’s development. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and has most recently worked in Down Syndrome Ireland’s Limerick branch where she developed and provided specific intervention programmes. She has also provided specific training to preschool and primary school teachers to promote children with Down syndrome’s successful transition from preschool to primary school. Olive works with children and families to support them throughout their early years up to and including their transition to primary school. She is available to provide advice and support to parents from early development, early intervention services and early childhood care and education. She is also involved in the development and delivery of conferences, workshops and training at regional and national level.

Olive’s background is Speech and Language Therapy where she has provided individual and group therapy to children with Down syndrome. She has experience in Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing (FEDS) disorders, Lámh and Assistive Technology. If you would like to speak with Olive, you can reach her on (01) 426 6500 or on mobile 086 411 0394 and by email Olive@downsyndrome.ie.