Geraldine Muldoon has had extensive experience working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. Having taken a career break of twenty years, to practise on her own four children and to run a crèche, she returned to the workforce with a renewed insight into the individuality of every child. She also recognises the need to combine this uniqueness with the ability to function as part of a society of peers. Geraldine has a vast range of skills and an ongoing passion to help every child reach their full potential.

Geraldine holds a Diploma in Child Psychology which together with extensive parenting experience allows her to provide practical and emotional support for any behavioural and emotional difficulties which parents have concerns about.

Angela Denholm has worked since her graduation in 2000 as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She has a particular interest in the development of language as a functional communication tool. Angela uses a diverse range of programs to promote communication and individualizes these to meet each child’s needs using the child’s strengths to promote functional communication. Following her graduation Angela worked in community paediatrics in her native Scotland.

Following this she took her experience travelling the world working with children of all nationalities and cultures. Angela discovered that the common language of children was play and children of all background sought this activity to interact with their world. Angela discovered that certain children were unable to access this activity in the usual way but when shown how to play and interact with their peers these children appeared to get the same pleasure and show the same need for interaction as others.

The Birth of SPOT

Returning home with this experience Angela moved to Dublin where she met Geraldine and discovered a shared passion to get ALL children playing – which is, in fact, their natural occupation. Out of this meeting SPOT was born.

They have now worked together with this concept using both disciplines' specialities for many years and many children’s lives have become richer and more meaningful as a result of their input.