School Age Services
St. Michael’s House school age clinical services are co-ordinated by a schools team co-ordinator.
Each school age team has input from the following clinical disciplines:
- Social Work
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech & Language
In order to receive clinical input a child must be referred to the clinical team each time a specific need arises. Parents and/or schools can make a referral to the clinical team. This is done by completing a clinical team referral form that includes consent from the child’s parent or carers.
The team adopts a tiered approach when offering clinical inputs, i.e. inputs are provided at different levels depending on the needs of the individual child.
Clinical inputs include:
- Training - child, parent and school
- Whole School Approach
- Family Supports
- Individual Supports
Depending on the referral need there may be input from one or more clinicians.
St. Michael’s House has made some changes to how school age clinical services are delivered. Since October 2018, St. Michael’s House School Age Teams created 4 School Age Teams for school going children on the Northside organised by where you live and 1 School Age Team for school going children on the Southside. Where you child attends a St. Michael’s House Special National school or attends a special class in a mainstream school, they will receive services based on the school’s address.
The school teams are organised by;
- your Childs home address
- your Child attends a St. Michael’s House Special National school and the school address
- your Child attends a special class in a mainstream school. In this case, your child will receive services based on the school’s address.
Ballymun / Whitehall / Santry / Glasnevin / Finglas East / Drumcondra
Baldoyle / Malahide / Portmarnock / Beaumont / Darndale / Bonnybrook / Howth / Sutton
|01-2990500||Edenmore / Raheny / Donaghmede / Artane / Clongriffin / Clarehall.|
|01-8770500||Swords / Skerries / Balbriggan / Donabate / Kinsealy|
Dublin North City and County School Age Disability Team (SADT)
Who are we
Our team caters for children who are 5 years to 13 years and 11 months of age and who present with complex needs arising from a disability.
The School Age Disability team aims to enhance each family's capacity to support their child's development and enable their active participation in community life.
What we do
We work together with families on developing shared goals for their child. The team supports children and families access supports and create links within their own community and school
All interventions are aimed at supporting families to help children in their home, school and community life, through an individualised plan developed between the team and the family.
The team is made up of: Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Physiotherapy and team coordinator. It is our aim to work with families as a dynamic inter-disciplinary team to specifically address the needs of the child and family.
As a team we may offer supports in a variety of formats depending on the needs and goals identified by the family.
Interventions can include the following:
- Individualised and routines based home programmes
- Group therapy sessions
- Parental education programmes
- School programmes/input
- Adapted equipment or tools
- Guidance and Advise
- One to one therapy if required.
Referral forms must be signed by parents/ legal guardians
SADT Referral Form can be downloaded Here
View our Family Fun Day June 2019
If you require any additional information you can contact the relevant Area or
Clinical Manager Children Services, Ballymun Clinic (01) 8840200