Neurodisability

Neurodisability Department

CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 XXX
Email: XXX  

The Neurodisability service at CHI (Children’s Health Ireland) at Temple Street is made up of a number of paediatricians and a CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) who specialise in the care of children with developmental problems and disability.

These include general developmental concerns, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability and complex neurodisability. We also care for a cohort of children with

  • Spina Bifida (www.spinaB.ie)
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Intrathecal baclofen pumps (Collaboration with CRC Clontarf)
  • Spasticity requiring Botulinum toxin injections  (Collaboration with https://www.crc.ie/)

After a referral to our Neurodisability service, children are assessed and appropriate investigations arranged. Where necessary referral to other services or doctors are made and diagnose developmental disorders

We liaise with community services such as Early Intervention and School age disability teams as well as many other specialist paediatricians in Temple Street and other hospitals e.g. Paediatric Neurologists, Geneticists, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons etc.

In line with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (World Health Organisation 2001), the Neurodisability team recognises that functioning and disability are results of the interaction between the health conditions of a child and their environment. The goals of the team are to maximise a child’s activity and participation in their world as well as their quality of life.

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