If you wish to have your child assessed, there are a number of options.
Firstly, should register your child with your local HSE primary care team Occupational Therapy service for assessment and diagnosis https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/2/primarycare/pcteams
The current public waiting lists are very long in most regions. However, it is important that you still contact your local HSE primary care team to register - even if you decide to pursue a private assessment - as there is a possibility that you will be able to avail of further supports through the HSE team at some stage in the future.
It is important to note that it is not necessary to have a formal Assessment of Need to access HSE services. Please see further information on Assessment of Need to access HSE services here
If you decide to pursue a private assessment, you can choose from an Occupational Therapist, a Neurologist, a Paediatrician or an Educational Psychologist. The majority of people that contact us use an Occupational Therapist (OT).
Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland offer a private assessment service to families across Ireland. Our OT has significant experience in working with families where a child has Dyspraxia/DCD. The cost of assessment through our service is €450 with a €25 discount for members.Our clinic is based in Limerick City and while wait times may vary they are generally shorter than the national average. You can find further information on our assessment service here Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland - Occupational Therapy Services
You can also review services in your region on the AOTI website. When you contact an OT, or other service provider, you should ask if they have experience in diagnosing Dyspraxia/DCD. You can also enquire about their fees and follow up services. It is important that the clinician you decide upon is someone that you and/or your child are comfortable with.
For further information please have a look on our website https://www.dyspraxia.ie/Finding-Help where there is a wealth of information to help and support you, including FAQs. You may also find some of our videos on our YouTube Chanel useful and you can watch them here https://www.youtube.com/@dyspraxiaireland2988/videos
Finally, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further assistance or support at Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland - Contact Us