Clinical Psychology Services
I offer a range of psychological services for both Children/Young People and Adults in Sligo (assessments and individual therapeutic work) and Dublin ( limited to assessments only).
All assessments include a written report and verbal feedback to the parents/caregivers.
Developmental Psychology Assessments:
These assessments somewhat vary in their nature depending on the specific issue that the child is presenting with.
They typically include:
In depth parental initial interview
Assessment of cognitive functioning
Assessment of ‘adaptive functioning’, e.g., how they child is managing with daily living skills
They may include:
Measures of emotional and behavioural functioning
Screening for other developmental disorders
Fees: Fees vary according to the scale of the assessment from 500 euro to 900 euro
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Assessments:
There are three parts to the ASD assessment, part of which is conducted with a Speech and Language Therapist:
Extensive developmental interview with parents/caregivers, using the standardised assessment measure called the ‘Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised’ (ADI-R). This interview usually runs for 1.5 to 2 hours.
Administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- 2 ( ADOS-2): This involves the Multi-disciplinary component, where a Speech and Language Therapist and I both meet with the child/young person or adult for approximately 1 hour. Depending on the age of the child, the assessment is conducted through a mix of play-based activities and conversation.
Cognitive Assessment: This assessment is also called and an ‘IQ’ assessment and it assesses the intellectual functioning of the child/young person/adult. This part may not need t be carried out if a recent cognitive assessment has been conducted (approximately within the last year).
· If it is considered appropriate, a home/school visit may be carried out.
Fees: For a 3-part ASD assessment, 1450 euro
Individual therapeutic intervention ( Sligo Only)
For Children and Young People
I offer one-to-one therapeutic intervention to children and young people where they have the opportunity to enjoy a safe space to explore their feelings and look at ways in which they can meet the difficulties that are presenting for them and ultimately grow and feel more empowered as a result of these difficulties.
I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities in my work, which is rooted in a compassionate, mindful and client centred approach.
For younger children I typically offer a structure of: first initial 15 minutes, meet with child and parents/caregivers, middle 30 minutes, meet with the child, last 15 minutes, meet with child and parents/caregivers. This may vary however, depending on the needs and wishes of the child and family.
Common difficulties that I offer support for include: anxiety, low mood, difficulties with feeling over-whelmed, difficulties feeling OK with big emotions, self-esteem, adjustment following parental separation/divorce, coping with loss, difficulties feeling OK in social situations or in friendships and relationships.
Fees: Initial consultation with parents/caregivers for 1.5 hours: 150 euro
Subsequent 1 hour sessions: 100 euro
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