Special Needs

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Three year wait for speech and language therapy is unacceptable- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described a three year waiting time for speech and language therapy for a partially deaf child from his constituency  as cruel and unacceptable. The child’s parents were informed by HSE officials in Chamber’s House Tallaght that their little girl would have to wait up to three years for […]

Special needs children facing long delays in Chamber House – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the long the delays for children with particular special needs and trying to access services and supports in Chamber House in Tallaght as unacceptable. In a recent reply from the Health Service Executive Deputy Crowe was informed that the current waiting time to access the Early Intervention […]

Over 500 schools don’t have access to NEPS psychologists for assessments- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described new information coming from the Department of Education, that 544 schools across the State do not have access to psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) to carry out assessments of need, as shameful. The Sinn Féin TD said that the lack of formal psychological assessments […]

Timely special education recommendations need to be implemented – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Responding to the launch by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) of a review into special education, Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, said the first major hurdle was to get the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, to implement the key recommendations of the report. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “I would like […]