Early Intervention Team Referrals

Early Intervention Team Referrals

School Age Team Referrals

Early Intervention Team Referrals

A referral to the Early Intervention Team can be made by your public health nurse, paediatrician, GP, physiotherapist, speech therapist, public health nurse, occupational therapist, social worker or any other health care professional.

‘Dublin North Central Early Intervention Team’s Referral Form’ must be completed for each child referred. This form must be filled in and signed by the referral agent and parent. It can then be sent to us.

If your child has previously been assessed by a health care, medical, or educational professional please provide us with a copy of any letters or reports at the time of referral.

What should I expect after referral?

Following referral, the team will discuss the referral at a team meeting. After this parents and the referral agent will be notified of the outcome i.e. if a child has been accepted for evaluation or not accepted. If a child has not been accepted the reason for this will be explained.

What should I expect at the First Meeting?

This usually involves meeting one or more of our team members to discuss your child’s development to date and to establish your concerns. The first meeting will be a chance for the team to get to know you and your child. Typically, the parents/guardians and child are requested to attend this meeting. It is important to be honest with your child before the first session, and tell them where they are going. Your child will talk, play games, or sometimes draw pictures. During these visits, your child won't have to do anything he/she doesn't want to do or talk about anything he/she doesn't want to talk about.

Appointments

If you cannot attend your appointment please contact a member of the team as soon as possible so that another family can avail of that appointment.

Phone: 01 9211 658 

School Age Team Referrals

A referral to the School Age Team can be made by your local GP, physiotherapist, speech therapist, public health nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, or any other health care professional. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the team to assess the most appropriate service for you and your child. If your child has previously been assessed by a health care, medical, or educational professional it would be helpful to provide any letters or reports at the time of referral.

What should I expect of the First Meeting?

Usually, you will have spoken to a member of the team before your first appointment. This first meeting usually lasts for around 1½ hours. The first meeting will be a chance for the team to carry out initial assessments and to get to know you and your child. Both parents and child are requested to attend this meeting. It is important, to be honest with your child before the first session, and tell them where they are going. Your child will just talk, play games, or sometimes draw pictures. During these visits, your child won't have to do anything he/she doesn't want to do or talk about anything he/she doesn't want to talk about.

Appointments

If you cannot attend your appointment please contact a member of the team as soon as possible so that another family can avail of the appointment.

Phone: 01 9211 658