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Initial Consultation

Initial Consultation with parents (60-90 minutes)

  • Typically  includes, clinical interview with caregiver, discussion of the main presenting difficulty, developmental history, as well as recommendations for further assessment and intervention, if necessary.  Alternatively, we will sign post you to free community supports. 

Psychological Assessments

Autism Diagnostic Assessment

This assessment is undertaken to determine if your child meets the DSM-5 criteria for a diagnosis of Autism. This assessment meets the professional practise guidelines set out by the Psychological Society of Ireland (May 2022) and and will be accepted by the HSE and schools. 

Typically includes:

  • Review of existing reports

  • Clinical interview with care givers to include a detailed developmental history 

  • Liaison with other relevant professionals e.g. GP, Paeds, School.

  • Observation outside the clinic setting (e.g. school or home, if necessary)

  • Structured parent interview using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

  • Play based assessment using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2(ADOS-2). 

  • Clinical interview with adolescents 

  • Feedback session 

  • Psychological report with detailed recommendations for home and school

  • Post diagnostic advice 

Psychological Assessment (Emotional/Behavioural/Mental Health)

This assessment occurs across 3 sessions. 

Typically includes:

  • Clinical Interview with caregivers. 

  • Review of previous reports

  • Liaison with other relevant professionals e.g. GP/School (as appropriate)

  • Standardised screening tools to evaluate emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties 

  • Assessment session with child based on needs identified and age of child (e.g. play based for younger children, clinical interview with adolescents)

  •  Parent feedback session

  • Psychological report with detailed recommendations for home and school

Cognitive/Dyslexia Assessment

  • Clinical interview with parent to obtain developmental history 

  • Review of any existing reports 

  • Administration of the WISC-V 

  • Administration of the WIAT-III (for query of dyslexia)

  • Feedback session 

  • Psychological assessment report with recommendations 

Psychological Intervention

  • Therapy sessions (50 mins)

  • ​Aine is trained in a range of therapeutic modalities, to support a variety of emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties including; 

  • Low mood

  • Anxiety

  • Adjustment conditions 

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Trauma and grief

  • Attention and concentration challenges

  • Post diagnostic support

  • Understanding Autism and neurodiversity

  • Managing challenging behaviours and sensory overwhelm 

  • Positive parenting strategies

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