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Early Assessment Team (HP)

Early Assessment Team
St. Frances Clinic,
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 878 4293
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
The Early Assessment Team is a Multi-Disciplinary Team who assess children aged 0- 5 years who present with possible difficulties in relation to:

  • Learning
  • Communication & Social Skills
  • Motor development
  • Emotional & behavioural development

Who we see

We see children who are linked with a Paediatrician in the Children’s University Hospital. Children are referred if they have difficulties in two or more areas of their development.

Referrals

Referrals to our service come from Paediatrician’s in the hospital only. General Practitioners refer children to see the Peadiatrician who will then refer to the Early Assessment Team if this is appropriate.

Previous diagnoses

The Early Assessment Team can assist with clarification of diagnostic difficulties in children who had a tentative diagnosis from their local services. When a child has a clear diagnosis the Early Assessment Team do not usually accept the referral

Age of child

Currently the Early Assessment Team accepts referrals for children aged 0-5 years old, with complex developmental difficulties involving two or more areas of their development.

Research

Our staff have led and participated in a number of areas in research as can be seen below

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Multidisciplinary Research Project on Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Research Team : Myra Barry, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Margo Anglim, Consultant Child Psychiatrist,Pauline Ackermann, Speech and Language Therapy Manager, Dr. Muhammad Kashif, Registrar in Psychiatry, Aoife Moran, Research Psychologist, Anne-Sophie O’Connell, Research Speech and Language Therapist, Emma Conway, Research Psychologist, Dr. Suzanne Guerin, Lecturer in Statistics, U.C.D.

  • Poster presentation at the October 2009 conference of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), Galway Ms Pauline Ackermann and Ms Anne-Sophie O’Connell. Are we getting it right? Investigating the stability of ASD profiles in children
  • Presentation Joint conference of the Royal College of Psychiatry and Irish College of Psychiatry 2010. Dr M Kashif and Dr. Margo Anglim Review of the stability of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Oral Presentation , Research Day, University of Sterling, Scotland, October 2008 . Myra Barry, CUH, A review of the stability of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, cognitive functioning and speech and language in children over time.
  • Oral Presentation, Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference, Athlone, November 2010 MyraBarry, CUH , Aoife Moran, CUH, Dr. Suzanne Guerin, U.C.D. Stability and Change in the IQ of Preschool Children with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Oral Presentation, Psychological Society of Ireland, Annual Conference, Athlone, November 2010 Aoife Moran, CUH , Myra Barry, CUH, Dr. Suzanne Guerin, U.C.D. Stability and Change in the Adaptive Behaviour of Children with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Mater Academic Programme, December 2010Myra Barry, CUH , Aoife Moran, CUH, Dr. Suzanne Guerin, U.C.D. Stability and Change in the IQ of Preschool Children with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Mater Academic Programme, December 2010Aoife Moran, CUH , Myra Barry, CUH, Dr. Suzanne Guerin, U.C.D. Stability and Change in the Adaptive Behaviour of Children with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Autism Europe Conference, Sicily October, 2010-Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation Dr. Margo Anglim, Myra Barry, Dr. Muhammad Kashif, Aoife Moran, Pauline Ackermann, Anne-Sophie O’Connell. Stability and Change in ASD and I.Q.
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