What is early intervention?
Early Intervention is defined as an intervention undertaken to influence the development and learning of young children (0-6 years of age) with, or at risk of developing, disabilities or other developmental delays.
A developmental delay means that a child is behind in some areas of development including:
- Physical – gross, fine motor
- Cognitive – problem solving, visual perception, sequencing etc
- Communication – how the child understands what is said and how the child uses sounds, words or gestures to let others know what he/she wants
- Social/Emotional – behavioural difficulties, difficulties with social interaction etc
- Adaptive Development – self help, including feeding and dressing skills
Our team in the Dublin Adult and Child Therapy Centre is made up of:
- Clinical Psychologists – Dr Clare Brady and Dr Sarah Collins and Dr Sarah McGuire
- Marie O’Sullivan (CBT Therapist)
- Speech and Language Therapist – Olive Gormley
- Occupational Therapist – Michelle Woods
- Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Simone Colman
- Board Certified Behaviour Analyst- Catriona Connolly
Our team works closely with each child and their family to determine their needs. Each child suitable for this service will have a support plan tailored to their individual needs, developed in conjunction with their Family.
Within the Adult and Child Therapy Centre, your child may receive one or a combination of the following:
- Developmental Assessment
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Individual work with your child from therapists relevant to him/her
- Group work
- Pre-school visits
- Individualized and child centred home programmes
- Parent training
- If you’re concerned that your Child has a developmental delay contact us for an initial appointment to discuss further.