Early Intervention Services

(0-5 Years)

Early Intervention Matters..

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.

Psychology Assessment

 
An Early Intervention Psychology Assessment (1-5 yrs) €700:

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 Spectrum Disorders, trauma, attachment, and much more. Each assessment and report is tailored to what the family requests.

 

Speech and Language Therapy Services

 
Review or Brief Early Intervention Speech and Language Therapy Assessment (1-5 years) €350:

 

A brief Early Intervention Assessment is an initial evaluation of your child’s speech and language skills, and their communication and interaction skills. It is an initial measure of how they are progressing, and it provides you with a home program to work on at home.

This assessment can also take the form of a review assessment if your child has already been seen before by a Speech and Language Therapist (for example in the HSE). The review may look at pragmatic skills, or a brief review of language skills (e.g. receptive skills or parental consultation re communication options/PECS etc.). Again, the brief report will include a home program to work on.

 

Occupation Therapy Services

 
Review or Brief Early Intervention Occupational Therapy Assessment (1-5 years) €400:

 

A brief Early Intervention Assessment is an initial evaluation of your child’s motor, sensory, and day to day skills. It is an initial measure of how they are progressing, and it provides you with a home program to work on at home.

This assessment can also take the form of a review assessment if your child has already been seen before by an Occupational Therapist (for example in the HSE). Again, the brief report will include a home program to work on.

 

Team Early Intervention Assessment

 
A Team Early Intervention Psychology Assessment (1-5 yrs)

 

A Team Early Intervention Assessment evaluates how a young child is developing in a range of areas including motor, 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 Spectrum Disorders, trauma, attachment, and much more. Each assessment and report is tailored to what the family requests.

You can include:

2 disciplines (Psychology AND Occupational Therapy OR Speech and Language Therapy) €1000

3 disciplines (Psychology AND Speech and Language Therapy AND Occupational Therapy) €1400

 

Play Therapy Services

 
Initial Play Therapy Parental Consultation: €120
Play Therapy Sessions: €60

 

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of Psychotherapy which uses a child’s most basic form of communication, play. This approach is used with children and adolescents to express their feelings in an appropriate manner. Within the playroom a safe, non- judgmental environment is created focusing on the relationship between the child and therapist.

In play therapy, the child takes leads and the therapist observes. This encourages free expression and the child is in charge of their own process. It is believed that children have the inner desire for emotional wellness and through this child centred approach the therapist trusts the child will bring what they need to achieve this to the play room.

When there is a disruption in the child’s development, play is used as a method to work through it. Children often struggle to put into words exactly how they are feeling. In the playroom the child uses the toys to communicate and play out their struggles. In other words, play is the child’s language and the toys are the words. In this way, a developmentally appropriate approach can be used to best suit the needs of the child.

 

COVID 19 Notice

The EPT Clinic’s Team hopes you are doing okay during this difficult time. In light of the COVID 19 crisis, the EPT Team continue to closely monitor and follow public health guidance in relation to this unprecedented public health emergency. The Government of Ireland have listed Disability and Mental Health Services on their list of Essential Services which are exempt from the Stay at Home advice. As a result, we are trying our best to continue to support families while adhering to physical distancing measures.