The Children's Clinic is a specialist multi-disciplinary service based in Ranelagh and Blessington supporting children and young people from birth to 18 years.
It was founded in 2016 by Dr. Moira Kennedy and Davida Hartman, Senior Educational and Child Psychologists and experts in the field of child development with over forty years combined experience of working with children and adults with dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders, developmental delays, attention and behavioural difficulties, dyspraxia, sensory processing difficulties, intellectual disabilities and genetic syndromes. The majority of our team members are also at Senior level and have been working with children with additional needs for a number of years.
At The Children's Clinic, our Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists work as a team to provide services to children whose parents have concerns about their learning and development. These concerns may include delayed developmental milestones, struggling in school or experiencing difficulties socialising with their peers. Alternatively, parents may have quite specific concerns about autism, dyslexia or other difficulties which they would like to speak to an expert about.
The Children's Clinic offer parents a range of services to help with these concerns, including consultation sessions and best practice assessments with our Senior Psychologists, in addition to multi-disciplinary assessments (Psychology, Occupational Therapy and/or Speech & Language Therapy) to assess for the presence of autism spectrum disorders by a team of experts in the field. By working in partnership with parents, we promote successful outcomes using a range of strengths based and solution focussed therapeutic interventions.
We also provide specialised Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy interventions for children with a range of developmental concerns, with all of our senior clinicians working together in collaboration with families.
The Children's Clinic also provide training and consultation to organisations in addition to training events and workshops for children, parents and other professionals.