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Ms Michelle O Donoghue

BA MSc

Biography

Michelle is an active researcher in the field of autism and is currently pursuing her PhD in the area of peer-mediated intervention. She is a member of the School of Allied Health's research cluster SLCN@UL and is a postgraduate member of the University's Health Research Institute. Michelle is also involved in research projects on Interprofessional Education and Health Service Delivery. Michelle has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in New Zealand with a Paediatric population in a variety of settings; home, preschool, school-age and the clinic. As part of a multidisciplinary team she had the opportunity to develop workshops for teachers and other professionals on a variety of topics, including Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Classroom. She held a national position as a facilitator for tips for autism, a three-day course for teams who support students aged 5 to 12 with ASD. Michelle believes in promoting the parent voice and building strong teams. She has also completed further study in the area of Assistive Technology.


Research Interests

Peer Mediated Intervention
Autism
Health Service Delivery
Interprofessional Education

Teaching Interests

Preschool Speech and Language Development and Disorder
Developmental Disability
Engaging in Complexity

Professional Activities

Association

  • Member, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists

Publications

Conference Publication

2016

IALP 30th World Congress
Grace Mangan, Olwen O'Meara, Michelle O'Donoghue, Arlene McCurtin

2016

IALP 30th World Congress
O'Donoghue, M. and Mells, K.

2009

Psychology Society of Ireland Conference
Cullinan, V., Veale, A. and O’Donoghue, M.