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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 Dyscalculia (our reports are recognised by the Dept. of Education & Skills, HSE, CAMHS etc.). Dyscalculia, sometimes referred to as Developmental Arithmetic Disorder or Mathematics Disorder, is a dyslexic type disorder which affects mathematical ability. Performance in maths will be significantly below the level expected considering the person's general intelligence and level of education/schooling. As well as having difficulty completing mathematical calculations, the individual will often have a poor understanding of the rational(s) underpinning numerical operations.

People with dyscalculia tend to have difficulty remembering and applying maths tables. They may also have difficulty grasping and applying mathematical concepts such as those involving quantity, volume and time.

Research suggests that developmental dyscalculia is inherited. Usually there is a history of such learning difficulties in the family, with a parent, sibling, uncle, or grandparent having a similar type of learning difficulty.

Dyscalculia is diagnosed by examining an individual's performance across a number of cognitive and educational test batteries. Research shows that dyscalculia can be alleviated by appropriate interventions.

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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