What do we offer?

EARLY INTERVENTION AND SCHOOL AGED SERVICES 0-18 YEARS

Support for children and families

 

PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOTHERAPY, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THerapy for families and children

“The staff and therapists at the EPT Clinic are fantastic. They were amazing with both of us. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Everything was perfect from start to finish”

Specialist Services

TRAUMA, SENSORY, ATTACHMENT

1-18

Uses a developmental, family systemic framework, we offer specialist team assessments which can be used in court and to inform care plans.

 

SPECIALIST neurodevelopmental, AUTISM & ADHD SERVICE

1-18

We celebrate neurodiversity offering comprehensive team assessments and support.  We use a person-centred, neuroaffirmative framework.

 

GROUPS, COURSES AND TRAINING

For parents and professionals

We provide a range of continuous professional development courses for healthcare professionals and educators. We also run parent and child groups and programmes on a range of topics. 

 

Our Disciplines

Psychology Assessments

Early intervention and school aged services for children aged 0-18 years

Parental Consultation €250

This is an opportunity to meet with a member of our clinical team to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and put a plan in place for your child. This consultation included a brief report which will be shared with you after the appointment, and wil include recommendations and next steps.

Early Intervention Psychology Assessment 0-5 years €720

An Early Intervention Assessment evaluates how a young child is developing in a range of areas including play, problem-solving, personal-social development, language and basic processing. Assessment at this stage of development enables parents, creche leaders and preschool teachers to put intervention in place when it matters most.

It includes a detailed exploration of developmental milestones and early history, a formal developmental test (The Griffiths Mental Development Scales 3), and assessment of social functioning, emotional regulation skills and behaviour. In addition, this test includes screening for a range of conditions, including ADHD, Autism, trauma, attachment, and much more. Each assessment and report is tailored to what the family requests.

Cognitive & Academic Assessment €720

This type of assessment involves evaluating a child’s thinking, learning, adaptive and academic skills. It provides parents and schools with a detailed learning profile and recommendations to improve the child’s rate of progress. During this assessment, learning difficulties may be identified, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or general learning difficulties.

Testing includes exploration of the child’s developmental history, cognitive/IQ or thinking skills, academic assessment, also known as attainment and the report.

Holistic Psychology Assessment €1200

This is a clinical assessment which evaluates a child or young person’s learning, academic, adaptive (or day-to-day), social, emotional (including mood and anxiety) and behavioural skills and difficulties. This type of assessment may identify a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, a general learning difficulty, adaptive difficulties, social, emotional and/or behavioural needs. It screens for mental health needs, and disorders such as autism, ADHD and dyspraxia.

Testing includes exploration of the child’s developmental history, testing of their cognitive/IQ or thinking skills, testing of academic skills also known as attainment, adaptive/day-to-day assessment, and assessment of social functioning, emotional regulation, and behaviour. This includes a comprehensive report and recommendation plan.

Psychology Therapeutic Support

Psychotherapy and psychology therapeutic support for all ages.

Socially Me Social Detectives (x10 sessions) €900

The EPT Clinic’s 10-week social detective programme was designed by Deirdre O’Shea and the EPT Clinic’s Team to support children to develop foundational skills in social emotional competencies such as social observation and social self-awareness. It is based on the Social Thinking ® Methodology and is used in conjunction with the internationally renowned resource You are a Social Detective! by Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pam Crooke. The Social Thinking ® methodology teaches individuals about the social world, how it works and how to navigate to regulate in the social world.

Research has demonstrated that competency in social interaction skills leads to more resiliency, and a decreased risk of developing mental health issues later in life. Therefore, this programme aims to build a foundation of skills that will help your child to interpret, problem solve and respond in social situations. Throughout the weekly sessions, your child will be introduced to the concept of social thinking and how to navigate the social world through the lense of a social detective. Over a period of 8 weeks there will be weekly missions, mysterys and challenges to solve, presented in a fun manner and tailored to the child’s individual profile.

This programme is a language and meta-cognitive based framework suitable for children aged 7-10 years old. Parents will be given guidance on how to support their child to develop social competencies outside of the clinic setting. It is important to note that the EPT clinic’s qualified team of therapists work uniquely with each individual child and their personal social goals. This programme is respectful of individual differences, and at no point will your child be encouraged to develop skills that are not reflective of their authentic selves.

This is an evidence based framework that draws from Cognitive Behavioural approaches and social learning theory, with an emphasis on respecting the autistic perspective within a neurodevelopmental framework.

Emotional Regulation Programme (x10 sessions) €900

ARE YOU WAITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY HELP FOR YOUR CHILD? 

Here is the answer…

  • Provides children with a therapeutic space to process worries and challenges
  • Provides family access to an experienced, qualified child and adolescent psychotherapist, psychologist or assistant psychologist
  • Enables children to understand and control big emotions
  • Improves family life

 

The EPT Clinic’s renowned Emotional Regulation Programme helps children and parents better manage anxieties and upsets at home and in school. When these difficulties persist, they can lead to arguments, outbursts, hurt and disappointment both at home and in school. However, these difficulties can be alleviated with the right support, restoring harmony and fun to a child’s home and school experience.

This programme uses a cognitive – behavioural therapy and somatic psychology approach to teach children how to identify, understand and regulate big feelings and associated behaviours. It also provides parents and/or teachers with a weekly handout, equipping them with one new psychology skill to try out at home or in school each week. Our therapists are happy to link in with parents and school during the course of this programme, ensuring a holistic, family and child centred approach to therapy.

The programme is carried out in a one-to-one setting so as to enable the therapist to tailor the programme to the individual child and family.

Kids First Divorce Support Programme (x10 sessions) €900

This programme theraputically helps children adapt to the changes brought about by parental divorce or separation. 

Sessions give children the opportunity to clarify misperceptions about divorce and separation, engage in meaningful activities, and discuss topics that they may not have been allowed to explore previously. Because some of these topics may be difficult, each group session includes practice of relaxation skills, homework focused on seeking social support, and opportunities for adaptive cognitive coping.

Keeping Cool (x10 sessions) €900

The Keeping Cool Anxiety Reduction Programme is a structured 10 session programme run over a minimum of 10 weeks that teaches children (ages 7-17 years). It teaches children and their parents how to better manage a child’s anxiety. The programme can be run with individuals or in a group, in a clinical or school setting and involves participation of child and parent. 

This intervention is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with a focus on teaching practical skills. Current results indicate that most young people who complete the programme show significant improvement. Following treatment, there are marked increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extra-curricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear and family distress.

Occupational Therapy

Early intervention and school aged services for children aged 0-18 years.

Occupational Therapy Consultation €250
Initial Parental Consultation and Brief Report:

An initial consultation involves discussion with parents, initial feedback and advice, recommendations on how to help their child at home and in school/preschool, and Initial Consultation Report.

Occupational Therapy Assessment €610

Occupational therapy assessment will clearly identify your child’s motor, sensory and adaptive day to day needs and strengths. You will be provided with recommendations and a support plan in a detailed occupational therapy report.

Occupational Therapy Intervention €110-€165

Occupational therapy will help your child develop their motor, sensory, and day to day skills.  Ongoing support will help you monitor how they are progressing, and provides you with activities to work on at home.

Speech and Language Therapy

Early intervention and school aged services for children aged 0-18 years.

Speech and Language Therapy Consultation €250
Initial Parental Consultation and Brief Report:

An initial consultation involves discussion with parents, initial feedback and advice, recommendations on how to help their child at home and in school/preschool, and Initial Consultation Report.

Speech and Language Therapy Assessment €490

Speech and language therapy assessments explore a child’s developing expressive, receptive and pragmatic language skills. You will meet with the therapist, speak with them. Then they will spend time with your child. It may contain standardised and non-standardised assessment tools. A range of standardised and non-standardised assessment tools will be used depending on your child’s age, ability level and specific needs. You will receive a report with the results and you will receive recommendations and a support plan.

Individual Speech and Language Therapy €110

Early speech and language therapy intervention can really help your child to learn to communicate. We offer individualised therapy sessions and social communication sessions. 

We also offer the renowned Hanen Program – which is widely recognised as one of the most evidence – based interventions.   

Hanen Program €700

This is an evidenced-based programme recommended by the HSE and the NHS for children  under 5 years. Research studies have shown that children’s communication skills improve when parents learn how to use this programme’s strategies to support their child’s language
development.

Our Latest Groups and Courses

The Authentic Autism Parenting Programme

Delivered Online

For parents who have learned their child is autistic and would like to learn more about autism and how to support their child.

 

Occupational Therapy Handwriting Course Group

Delivered In Person

For children aged 7-10 years who need help with writing and improving writing skills. Children do not need an assessment to attend.

 

Minding a Baby’s Mind Prenatal Programme

Delivered Online

This course is for parents who are expecting a baby. Online, evidence-based, holistic. Everything you need to know!

 

Why does early intervention matter?

The science is very clear….. the brain is most flexible and learns more easily when children are young. If possible, getting intervention between 0-5 years is best.

What will I tell my child?

Tell them they are going to meet some really fun people to play games, and do some puzzles. Tell them that our job is to have fun, get to know them, and see how we can make their life a little better. 🙂 

Will I have time to ask questions?

Yes absolutely, you will have lots of time on the day of the assessment, and you will also have a feedback appointment a week or two after the assessment to discuss a plan for your child and to talk about the results of the assessment. 

My child doesn't speak, how will you complete your assessment?

We thoroughly enjoy working and playing with children of all abilities and are well equiped to adapt the assessment to your child’s needs. Don’t worry, we got this!

Do I need to bring anything with me?

We suggest that your child wears comfortable clothes and that you bring a snack and a drink. You may also wish to bring their favourite toys or a book with them. 

What if I am in for one assessment, and I need to upgrade to another?

No problem. We provide “Top Up” options. For example:

  1. Book a Cognitive and Academic – Top up to Holistic for an additional €600
  2. Book a Cognitive and Adacemic – Top up to Team Autism for an additional €1, 880
  3. Book a Holistic – Top up to Autism for an additional €1, 600
  4. Book at an ASEB top up to Autism Team for €1, 600 (no cognitive ass.)
  5. Book at an ASEB top up to Autism Team for €1, 880 (with cognitive ass.)

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