Early Intervention

What is early intervention?

child and motherEarly 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 Assessmentadult-and-child-therapy-centre favicon
  • 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.


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