Katie Cremin
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Katie Cremin, Cillin Condon, Static Balance Norms In Children Aged 4-15, Physiotherapy Research International, 19, (1), 2014, p1-7 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Katie Cremin, Kate Lamb, Veronica O'Connell, The efficacy of the alert program for children attending a CAMHS service, All Ireland Occupational Therapy Conferce, Dundalk, 8-9 May 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Katie Cremin, Kate Lamb, Veronica O'Connell, The Alert Programme for Self Regulation in a child and adolescent mental health clinic, The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Irish Branch, National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght, 12th October 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Katie Cremin, Kate Lamb, Veronica o'Connell, The Alert Programme for Self Regulation - an evaluation of a group based intervention for children attending a child and adolescent mental health clinic, Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society, 7th Annual Conference, University of Limerick, 13th May 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Sarah Quinn, Katie Cremin, Reflections on Two Years of Occupational Therapy in a Prison Setting, 16th Meeting of ENOTHE (European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education), Stockholm, Sweden, 15 October 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Cremin K Quinn S, Self-advocacy: A programme facilitated by students from the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity College Dublin with women in prison, Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change, Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland. The Campus Engage International Conference 2009, Croke Park, June 4th-5th 2009, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Cremin K., Quinn S., Occupational Therapy in a Womens Prison Service, Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Spirtos, M.; Cremin, K., The Miller function and participation scales, M-FUN-PS: A critical Appraisal, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 36, (2), 2008, p24 - 27 Journal Article, 2008

Cremin, K; Spirtos, M., An exploration of the participation of children with fine motor difficulties and the impact of occupational therapy intervention, Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland Annual Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, 12-18th April 2008, 2008, pp18 - 18 Conference Paper, 2008

Spirtos, M.; Glennane, R.; Cremin, K., The effects of Occupational Therapy services on fine motor skills and functional performance in early education, National Disability Authority; Evidence based practice in Early Intervention for children with disabilities aged 0-6 years, University College Dublin, 14th November 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Cremin K., Hederman L., An Investigation into the need for and design of an Information Technology Support System for Occupational Therapy in a child and adolescent mental health clinic, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 32, (1), 2002, p18 - 25 Journal Article, 2002

Katie Cremin, Sarah Governey, THE PROCESS OF TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR FIVE CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER (DCD)., Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy Journal Article,

Katie Cremin, Dr Michael Gordon and Dr Kristen Maglieri, Katie Cremin, Dr Michael Gordon and Dr Kristen Maglieri , Children's Research Centre and SchParental perceptions on the transition to post primary school for their child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Irish Society for Autism Conference - The Next Generation, National Convention Centre, 3rd - 4th April 2013 Poster,

Katie Cremin, Cillin Condon, Static Balance Norms In Children Aged 4-15, AOTI Annual Confernce 2013, Mullingar Park Hotel Meeting Abstract,

Katie Cremin, Cillin Condon, Normative temporal Balance abilities in children aged 4-15, RTRS conference 2012, UCD, 27/4/2012 Poster,

Katie Cremin, Cillin Condon, Variations in Timed Unilateral Balance abilities in Children in Ireland aged 4-15, Fundamental Movement Skill Conference , UCC, April 2013 Poster,

Research Expertise

Description

Children - activity and participation Autistic Spectrum Disorder Sensory Processing in Children Play

Projects

  • Title
    • The Transition from Primary to Post Primary School for students in mainstream education with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This study proposes to explore the transition from primary to the end of the 1st year in post primary education for students with ASD attending mainstream schools in Ireland. The study aims to focus on the student's experience. It will also append these accounts with views and experiences from other key stakeholders in the students education i.e. parents, educators and relevant health professionals, and examine contexts and social constructs which influence the transition experience. Objectives are as follows: . To describe the experience of the transition into post primary education up to the end of the 1st year from the perspective of the student with ASD. o What are their concerns and perceptions for post primary school? o What are the perceived barriers and enablers to the transition? o What are the perceived barriers and enablers to participation in 1st year? . To investigate the factors which influence the transition and its outcome from the perspective of key stake holders in the students' education, i.e. parents, educators and health professionals.
  • Date From
    • October 2011
  • Date To
    • June 2017
  • Title
    • Normative temporal balance tests in Irish children aged 4 -15
  • Summary
    • Balance is essential for locomotion and function. The ability to sustain single leg stance and tandem stance is often used to determine the balance abilities of children especially following injury. The aim of this study was to assess the normative range of balance abilities in typically developing children to provide a reference source for clinicians. A cross sectional battery of standardised balance tests were conducted on school going children in 11 schools across the Republic of Ireland. 534 children (4 -15yrs) were tested on six balance test and the standing broad jump. The results allow clinicians to reference IRQ for six commonly used balance test across different age groups (4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12+ yr). The results confirm the improvement in balance performance as children age especially after the 7-8th years. Girls tend to perform better than boys for balance test but perform less at the SBJ. This study provides appropriative normative scores for different age group. This removes the guesswork from performance assessment where factors such as height or weight may be used to predict ability.
  • Date From
    • June 2010
  • Date To
    • December 2011
  • Title
    • A Pilot Randomized Control Trial of the effectiveness of "The Alert Programme" for children with Regulation difficulties attending a child and adolescent mental health service
  • Summary
    • The overall aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alert Programme with a group of children between 8-12 presenting with difficulties with self regulation and attention, through a battery of standardised pre and post group measures, Goal attainment scaling, parental interviews and a comparison control group.
  • Date From
    • March 2010
  • Date To
    • March 2011
  • Title
    • An exploration of the participation of children with fine motor difficulties and the impact of occupational therapy intervention
  • Summary
    • This pre - post intervention study examined the impact of occupational therapy intervention on the fine motor and visual motor skills of children attending an early intervention service using the Miller Function and Participation Scales (M-FUN). It also explored the relationship between these skills and the perception of teachers and parents of the children's classroom and home participation. Eighteen children between the ages of 2 years 11 months and 6 years 11 months completed pre intervention assessments, six weekly sessions of occupational therapy intervention and home program followed by a post intervention assessment. Results indicated limited relationships between performance skills and perceived participation. A statistically significant change was found in the fine motor component of the M-FUN following intervention. The study recommends further research into the relationship between early intervention at a skill level and children's participation in the contexts of everyday life.
  • Funding Agency
    • NDA
  • Date From
    • November 2006
  • Date To
    • November 2007

Keywords

Child centred research questions, study design, data analysis; Childhood and mental health; Children, health and disability; Health informatics; Occupational therapy; Promotion of child centred research

Recognition

Awards and Honours

National Disability Authority: An exploration of the participation of children with fine motor difficulties and the impact of occupational therapy intervention. . November 2006 - November 2007

National Development Plan: The use of digital video resources in occupational therapy education. Teaching and dev elopement grant. June 2003 - June 2004

Norah Ferris Post-Graduate Research award 2001

Memberships

Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland