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  • About Us - Private Practice

    Dr. John Doody & Linda Doody - Chartered Psychologists. We offer a range of psychological services for children and adults in a calm and relaxed environment, Read More
  • Psychological Assessments

    We conduct psychological and psycho-educational assessments (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Such assessments involve collecting Read More
  • Asperger's Syndrome

    We carry out diagostic assessments for Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, Read More
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Counselling

    We provide Cognitive-Behavioural-based therapy (CBT)/counselling for children and adults. CBT is an evidence-based psycho-therapeutic method and has been shown to be effective for treating Read More
  • Dyslexia

    We carry out diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Dyslexia, Read More
  • Behavioural Difficulties

    We carry out assessments for Behavioural Difficulties (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Research Read More
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We carry out assessments for ADHD (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by persistent high levels of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Studies suggest that ADHD is far more common in boys than girls. Children with ADHD often demonstrate challenging behaviours, especially those with high levels of hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Individuals with ADHD may have difficulty focusing on, organizing and finishing tasks, and may also have a weak short-term memory (e.g., may have trouble remembering three or four part set of instructions). Research shows that students with ADHD are at higher risk of poor academic achievement and early school/college dropout than other students. It is important that ADHD is identified and appropriate interventions are implemented as early as possible.  

A number of theories have been put forward to explain the aetiology (i.e., cause) of ADHD. These range from genetic and neurological explanations, to explanations that focus on environmental and societal factors. Research shows that ADHD often responds well to behavioural and/or pharmacological interventions.

ADHD is diagnosed using psychometric test batteries, rating scales, checklists and clinical observations. As part of the assessment process, we may request reports from other professionals (e.g., physicians), and make referrals for treatment/interventions as necessary.

Our Services

  • Psychological Assessments +

    We conduct psychological and psycho-educational assessments (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Such assessments Read More
  • Positive Parenting +

    Positive Parenting Seminars and One-to-One Sessions  We run postive parenting courses/seminars. We also meet parents on a one-to-one basis to discuss Read More
  • Interventions - Information & Training for Parents +

    We provide information about evidence-based interventions for Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia etc.), Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Behavioural Difficulties, Giftedness etc. and Read More
  • Giftedness +

    Giftedness is a term used to describe exceptionally high intelligence or an exceptional ability in a particular area (e.g., languages, maths, Read More
  • General Learning Disability +

    We carry out assessments for General Learning Disability (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, Read More
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