Child Assessments

An assessment involves lots of different activities to stimulate the child while we observe their abilities. Assessment can be quite tiring, so we break often, have lots of treats, and try to make it fun.

The assessment tools that we use are clinically recognized. They provide standardised scores understood by teachers, HSE therapists, and other professionals working with your child.

Afterwards you will receive a written report describing: your child's strengths and needs; assessment details; scores; and recommendations. This provides essential information to help you decide the best course of action for your child.

We will take time to talk through our findings in detail with you. Then we'll answer any questions you may have and recommend what action to take next. If you wish, we will discuss the findings with your child's teachers, HSE, and other healthcare providers.

"My daughter was referred to Caroline and her team for assessment and I cannot speak more highly of them, their attitude, professionalism, knowledge and care they showed throughout the process was commendable and greatly appreciated through a very tough time."

- Mark Finnerty

"We found the process to be very thorough and professional, both assessors were very involved throughout proceedings and explained things to us in easy to understand terms at the conclusion."

- Mark, Co. Tipperary.

Autism Diagnostic Assessment

We provide best-practice autism diagnostic assessments for both children and adults. The assessment is multi-disciplinary, carried out by a clinical psychologist and a speech & language therapist.

We have expertise in assessing complex and contentious cases; and those where thet raditional routes of assessment cause difficulty. This includes: women & girls with autistic spectrum conditions; adolescents and adults with co-morbid presentations; and children with complex developmental history or backgrounds.

We use the clinically recognized Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R) tools. For a private assessment to be recognized by HSE, they require the use of ADOS-2. We will also obtain information from your child's educational placement and other professionals working with your child.

We provide feedback on the day of the assessment. We then follow up with a comprehensive written report that includes practical recommendations. Whether we diagnose autism or not, we will guide you on your next steps.

Autism Diagnostic Assessment - €980

Psychology Assessments

Standard Assessment

A psychology assessment is a formal evaluation, using standardized best-practice tools, of cognitive skills, adaptive functioning (daily living skills) and behaviour. Cognitive skills assessed include verbal and non-verbal skills, memory, and processing speed. The results of the assessment will show your child's strengths, needs, and recommendations on how to support their learning. The duration of the assessment varies depending on the age of the child and how they progress through the activities.

Standard Psychology Assessment - €550

Attainment Assessment

This includes the evaluations of the standard assessment and adds an assessment of attainment to determine whether the individual has a specific learning disability such as dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Attainment Psychology Assessment - €700

Speech & Language Assessments

Full Speech & Language

If you want a full understanding and peace of mind about your child's abilities and needs, we recommend a

full assessment. We test your child's play skills; comprehension, expressive skills, pronunciation of speech sounds, and phonological awareness (understanding of sounds). If appropriate, we will also evaluate your child's pragmatics (social use of language) and sensory needs.

Full Speech & Language Assessment - €280

Speech Only Assessment

A speech-only assessment identifies difficulties in pronunciation and understanding of sounds.

Speech-Only Assessment - €120

Occupational Therapy Assessment

We start by sending out a questionnaire to understand the concerns about your child's fine and gross motor skills, and sensory processing. Based on this we decide which areas need investigation and the assessment tools to use.

Occupational Therapy Assessment - €400 to €500

Physiotherapy Assessment

A Physiotherapy assessment investigates whetherthere are underlying physical causes for motor difficulties.

Physiotherapy Assessment - €240